Historic Overlay Districts



Historic Overlay Districts Bull Run Centreville Colvin Run Mill Dranesville Huntley Lake Anne Mount Air Pohick Robeys Mill St. Marys Sully Woodlawn Pope Leighey

In 1969, the Board of Supervisors amended the Zoning Ordinance creating thirteen Historic Overlay Districts to provide regulations over and above the regular zoning protection.to better protect those unique areas, sites, and buildings that are of special architectural, historic, or archaeological value to local residents and visitors. The Districts promote the general welfare, education, and recreational pleasure of the public, through the perpetuation of those general areas or individual structures and premises that have been officially designated by the Board of Supervisors as having historic, architectural, or cultural significance.  

Regulations within the districts are intended to protect against destruction of or encroachment upon such areas, structures, and premises; to encourage uses which will lead to their continuance, conservation, and improvement in a manner appropriate to the preservation of the cultural, social, economic, political, architectural, or archaeological heritage of the County; to prevent creation of environmental influences adverse to such purposes; and to assure that new structures and uses within such districts will be in keeping with the character to be preserved and enhanced.  

These heritage resources continue to be recognized as major contributors to the quality of life in Fairfax County and to its reputation as one of the major centers for cultural tourism in Virginia and the United States.

BULL RUN STONE BRIDGE
CENTREVILLE

COLVIN RUN MILL
DRANESVILLE TAVERN
HUNTLEY
LAKE ANNE VILLAGE CENTER
LANGLEY FORK
MOUNT AIR
POHICK CHURCH
ROBEY’S MILL
ST. MARY’S CHURCH
SULLY
WOODLAWN PLANTATION AND THE POPE/LEIGHEY HOUSE

Historic Overlay Districts Map  Individual District Maps
Historic Overlay District Design Guidelines
Overlay District Regulations
Historic Overlay District / Architectural Review Board (ARB) Frequently Asked Questions

 


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