Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan is a guide used by the county to make decisions
about the built and natural environment. The county amends the Plan in
- Through the Area Plans Review (APR) process;
- County Supervisors authorize the consideration of an amendment;
Special Studies (The county may authorize a Special Study when many
nominations are received in one planning area during the APR
The County is currently reviewing Tysons Corner section of the Comprehensive Plan as part of a Special Study. Further information on the current Comprehensive Plan and the 2004 APR process are below.
Current Comprehensive Plan
The current Comprehensive Plan provides a vision for substantial change in Tysons (becoming more pedestrian oriented with rail). The Plan is the starting point for changes resulting from this study. It contains numerous objectives including:
- Create an improved sense of place and function,
- Create centralized areas of relatively more intense development,
- Encourage development of additional housing, including affordable units,
- Encourage mixed-use development,
- Develop a cohesive pedestrian system, and
- Develop mass transit options as well as other transportation strategies.
See current Plan's:
The APR process provides an opportunity for the Fairfax County community to participate in the planning process by submitting proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan. The process is organized by the county’s Supervisor Districts and divided into a north county and south county cycle. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors reviewed the northern half of the county during the 2004 North County process, which included Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Providence and Sully districts.
During the APR process, the Planning Commission or the Board of
Supervisors may defer nominations for a Special Study if they receive a
large number of nominations within a single area. This allows the county
to take a more holistic approach to planning areas within the
In the case of Tysons, twenty APR
nominations were submitted as part of the 2004 North County APR process. These nominations advocated higher intensity with the anticipated arrival of Metrorail in Tysons.The county deferred all rail-related APR nominations in Tysons and authorized a Special Study. The Special Study will evaluate the area's transportation system and review Tysons Corner rail-related Plan nominations.
For information on each nomination, including the nominator and a
summary of the property's current Plan guidance and nominator's proposed
Plan change, see the Tysons Corner 2004
APR Nominations Summary (PDF).
A map (PDF) is also provided showing the location of these APR nominations.