Fairfax Forward - Submission Form for Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Plan or Work Program

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To propose a change to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan or to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program, an interested party will need to complete a paper or online form detailing the proposal by January 29, 2016. Anyone can submit a proposed change. All submissions will be published online for public review, and notification of each submission will be sent to the affected Supervisors' office(s) and the Planning Commission. Review of proposed changes is scheduled to begin in February 2016 with preliminary staff recommendations expected March 2016.  An interested party is encouraged to speak with their District Supervisors office prior to submission.

Complete the following form to submit online:

Required Information*

1. Subject Property Information  (Not required for countywide proposal.)

 Couhtywide Proposal  Yes   No  

Identify general location, street address, or Tax Map parcels, if available. For help finding this information, go to the Planning and Zoning Viewer.

a) General Location:  

b) Street Address:  

c) Tax Map Parcel Numbers:  For help finding this information, go to the Fairfax County Digital Map Viewer and the Department of Tax Administration website.

d) Identify total aggregate size of all subject parcels in acres or square feet: For help finding this information, go to the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration website.

2. Proposed Amendment to Comprehensive Plan recommendations

a) Describe the character and type of proposed development, if a land use change is proposed. The potential development could be described in terms of land use floor area ratio (FAR) or dwelling units per acre. Building height or size may also be used to convey scale.

b) If a policy change is proposed, describe why the proposal should be addressed at a countywide level.

c) Provide justification for the proposed amendment. Describe how the proposal meets any of the following criteria and why the proposal should be included in the work program. Check all that apply. *

Address emerging community concerns or changes in circumstance;
Respond to actions by others, such as Federal, State, or adjacent jurisdictions;
Advance major policy objectives, such as promoting environmental protection, fostering revitalization of designated areas, supporting economic development, preserving open space, providing affordable housing, or balancing transportation infrastructure and public facilities services with growth and development;

Reflect implementation of Comprehensive Plan guidance through zoning approvals;
Better implement the Concept for Future Development and,
Respond to or incorporate research derived from technical planning or transportation studies.

Explanation for (c),

3. Contact Information (Name and daytime phone number required.*  Provide street address and/or email address.)

a) Name: *

b) Daytime Phone: *

c) Street Address:

d) Email Address:  

4. Would you like to speak with staff about this submission? Yes   No

     If yes, how should we contact you? E-mail   Phone

Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning
The Herrity Building
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 730
Fairfax. Virginia 22035-5500
703-324-1380, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay)
Email questions to the Department of Planning and Zoning


We will review all submissions begining in February 2016.  In the meantime, you can contact the Planning Division at (703) 324-1380 or email our office if you have any questions about the submission procedure.

Email or contact the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning, (703) 324-1380, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay Center) or 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730, Fairfax, VA 22035, with further questions about Fairfax Forward.


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