The Merrifield Implementation Update
On July 9, 2013, through the authorization of the 2013
Comprehensive Plan Work Program, the Board of Supervisors
authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the
Merrifield Suburban Center, in the Providence District. The
Merrifield Suburban Center is generally located south of Interstate
66, north of Woodburn road, west of Holmes Run, and east of Long
Branch Stream Valley and Prosperity Avenue. The adopted Plan for
the area recommends the development of two, interconnected core
areas, which include the highest development intensities and are
the most urban areas of the Merrifield Suburban Center. The core
areas are the Transit Station Area, which includes the area south
of the Dunn Loring - Merrifield Metrorail station, and the Town
Center, located southwest of the intersection of Gallows Road and
Lee Highway. The study will focus on reviewing and updating the
existing Comprehensive Plan language regarding the Merrifield
Suburban Center and will also assess the level of implementation of
the Merrifield Suburban Center Comprehensive Plan Guidance. The
scope of the study is editorial, and will not propose any land use
or intensity changes for the area.
Additional information regarding development projects can be found
Office of Community Revitalization's Merrifield website.
The draft staff report and
proposed Plan text revisions for public review and comment can be
Please direct comments and questions for the draft staff
report and proposed Plan text revisions to Mike Van Atta at (703)
Michael.Vanatta@fairfaxcounty.gov by COB August 24,
2016. The final staff report will be published on or
before September 1, 2016.
Planning Commission public
hearing: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors
public hearing: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.
For an enlarged detailed map including streets
click here or on the map to the right. Questions
regarding this Plan amendment can be emailed or directed to
Michael Van Atta at (703) 324-1229.