Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health and Inova Fairfax Hospital Special Study


Please Note: if you wish to to contact Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health please call 703-573-0523

This page is for information on the planning study for the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health to address land use impacts of the proposed expansion of the facility.  Those seeking information on servies provided by the services provided by the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health should call 703-573-0523 for assistance.

On January 7, 2008, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized a Special Planning Study of the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health, the adjoining County and Inova-owned properties, and the Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus. The Board also directed the Department of Planning and Zoning to coordinate with Supervisor Smyth's office to convene a citizen task force for the study. County staff worked with the community task force and with representatives from Inova to study and address potential impacts from the proposed hospital expansion. The proposed expansion consists of additional medical care and related uses up to 1.0 FAR for the subject property. This additional development would be comprised of approximately 577,780 square feet of hospital and ambulatory care uses to be located south of the existing hospital. Materials from the task force meetings can be obtained by contacting the Department of Planning and Zoning at the contact information below.

On June 23, 2010, the Planning Commission recommended adoption of the staff recommendation with modifications to the language related to energy efficiency and conservation strategies and related to a connector roadway on the site. On July 27, 2010, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Planning Commission recommendation. The Comprehensive Plan has been updated to reflect the adopted text shown below. The recommendations for the site can be found in Area I, Merrifield Suburban Center, Sub-unit M1 of the Comprehensive Plan.

Adopted Text (July 27, 2010)

Planning Commission Recommendation (June 23, 2010)

Staff Report for Plan Amendment ST08-I-MS1 (June 9, 2010)

Questions or Comments? Please contact us at

Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning  
Planning Division
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA  22035-5505

(703) 324-1380


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