The Fairfax County Department of
Planning and Zoning conducts many high-profile projects and
studies, as well as proposed amendments
to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning
Ordinance. Detailed information is available under each
topic is available below:
Capital Improvement Program
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five year guide for
creating, maintaining and funding the County's present and future
Dulles Suburban Center
Area Study - The Dulles Suburban Center Study is a
comprehensive planning study that will assess the current
conditions and land usage of parcels that lie adjacent to the
Washington-Dulles International Airport along the Route 28 and
Route 50 corridors.
Sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and
administered by the Department of Planning and Zoning and the
Architectural Review Board, the Exceptional Design Awards program
recognizes achievement in the total design of building and site;
and creates an awareness of outstanding planning and design
projects among design professions and the general public.
Fairfax Center Area
The Fairfax Center Area Study is a multi-phase planning study to
examine current recommendations and existing conditions within
the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. The Fairfax Center Area
comprises approximately 5,550 acres west of the City of Fairfax
and east of Centerville, generally between Lee-Jackson Memorial
Highway (Route 50) and Lee Highway (Route 29).
Forward is an ongoing effort to propose a new means to review
and manage the Comprehensive Plan, as a replacement to the
Area Plans Review process.
Lorton/Laurel Hill Property
On July 15, 2002, Fairfax County received title to the
former D.C. Department of Corrections facility at Lorton. The
Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Citizens Task Force was established by
the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to guide the master
planning of the adaptive reuse areas of Laurel Hill.
Reston Master Plan Special Study
(includes the Reston-Dulles Corridor Special Study)
A special study to review the Reston-related information in the
Comprehensive Plan and consider potential changes to the
Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the Dulles Corridor as
proposed by multiple Area Plan Review (APR) nominations in the
Dulles Corridor during the 2008 North County APR process.
Curator Program Implementation Study
An implementation study supporting the establishment of a
Resident Curator Program (RCP) in Fairfax County is underway.
RCPs identify publicly-owned historic properties with no
immediate or practical public use and through an open and
competitive process, select outside parties with skills,
resources and vision to rehabilitate a property in accordance
with accepted preservation standards for historic buildings.
Seven Corners Area
Fairfax County is undertaking a re-assessment of the Seven
Corners area. Local residents, property and business owners,
community and civic organizations, and others are participating
in this open discussion.
By 2050, Tysons will be transformed into a walkable, green urban
center based on a plan approved by the Board of Supervisors that
updates the land use plan and zoning ordinance for Tysons.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments