Zoning Glossary – Abbreviations Used in Staff Reports

Zoning GlossaryThis Glossary is provided to assist the public in understanding the staff evaluation and analysis of development proposals. It should not be construed as representing legal definitions. Refer to the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan or Public Facilities Manual for additional information.


A-B   C-D   E-F   G-L   M-Q   R-S   T-Z  
Common Abbreviations

A&F Agricultural & Forestal District
ADU Affordable Dwelling Unit
ARBA Architectural Review Board
BMP Best Management Practices
BOS Board of Supervisors
BZA Board Of Zoning Appeals
COG Council of Governments
CBC Community Business Center
CDP Conceptual Development Plan
CRD Commercial Revitalization District
DOT Department of Transportation
DP Development Plan
DPWES Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
DPZ Department of Planning and Zoning
DU/AC Dwelling Units Per Acre
EQC Environmental Quality Corridor
FAR Floor Area Ratio
FDP Final Development Plan
GDP Generalized Development Plan
GFA Gross Floor Area
HCD Housing and Community Development
LOS Level of Service
Non-RUP Non-Residential Use Permit
OSDS Office of Site Development Services, DOT
PCA Proffered Condition Amendment
PD Planning Division
PDC Planned Development Commercial
PDH Planned Development Housing
PFMP Public Facilities Manual
PRC Planned Residential Community
RMA Resource Management Area
RPA Resource Protection Area
RUP Residential Use Permit
RZ Rezoning
SE Special Exception
SP Special Permit
TDMT Transportation Demand Management
TMAT Transportation Management Association
TSA Transit Station Area
TSMT Transportation System Management
UP & DD Utilities Planning and Design Division, DPWES
UMTA Urban Mass Transit Association
VC Variance
VDOT Virginia Dept. of Transportation
VPD Vehicles Per Day
VPH Vehicles per Hour
WMATA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
ZAD Zoning Administration Division, DPZ
ZED Zoning Evaluation Division, DPZ
ZPRB Zoning Permit Review Branch


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