Fairfax Forward - Submit An Idea to Amend the Work Program or Comprehensive Plan



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Submit an IdeaThe evaluation of the work program, which will begin following the process evaluation, will assess whether new studies should be added to the work program.

Public participation is essential to understanding community priorities and whether new studies should be scheduled. Anyone can submit a proposal to change the order of the studies on the work program, add a study to the work program, or amend a specific Comprehensive Plan recommendation. Prior to submitting a proposal, you are encouraged to contact the District Supervisor as well as Planning Division staff by calling 703-324-1380 or email our office.    Proposals can be submitted March 31, 2014 through January 29, 2016.  Submissions received after February 1, 2016 will be saved for consideration on future work programs.

The paper form can be downloaded and submitted to:

U.S. Mail:

Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, Planning Division
Attn: Fairfax Forward
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 730
Fairfax. Virginia 22035-5500
Fax: (703)324-3056,
Attn: Fairfax Forward 

The formal review of all submissions is anticipated to begin in February 2016.

When a submission is received, it will be numbered, published on the Department of Planning and Zoning website , and available for public review at the Planning Division office during normal business hours. Notification of each submission will be sent automatically to the affected Supervisors' office(s) and Planning Commissioner(s). If a change to land use or intensity is proposed for an individual property, Planning Division staff will send a letter of notification to the property owner(s).

Review of Submissions

Staff may recommend adding a submission to the work program, adding a modified version of a submission to the work program, carrying over a submission to future work programs, or not adding a submission to the work program. Submissions that are not included within the updated work program can be resubmitted for consideration on future work programs.

Contact Us

Call the Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380 or email our office if you have questions about the Fairfax Forward process and work program review.

2015 Fairfax Forward Evaluation


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