Staff Reports for Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Zoning Ordinance Amendments
The following proposed amendments to the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance are scheduled to be authorized or have been authorized for advertisement of public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Please note that hearing dates and times may be subject to change.

For the convenience of the public, copies of the Staff Reports for the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments are available for review in portable document format (PDF) by clicking the amendment title below. In order to view these documents, you will need to have the free Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer. Some attachments to the Staff Reports may not be available in electronic format. If you are interested in viewing these documents, please contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314.


Planned Development District Recreational Facilities

The proposed amendment increases the minimum expenditure per dwelling unit for recreational facilities required in the PDH, PDC, PRM and PTC Districts from $1,800 to $1,900.

 Planning Commission Public Hearing:  May 25, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.

Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing:  June 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Small Cell Facilities

As allowed by Senate Bill 1282 which was adopted by the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, the proposed amendment would require Zoning Administrator approval of a zoning permit for the installation of a small cell facility by a wireless services provider or wireless services infrastructure provider on an existing structure subject to certain limitations and an application filing fee.

Planning Commission Public Hearing:  June 15, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.

Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing:  June 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Public Facilities and Modifications to Existing Wireless Towers or Base Stations

The proposed amendment adds new sections addressing the review of public facilities under § 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia and modifications to existing wireless towers and base stations under Sect. 6409 of the Spectrum Act (47 U.S.C . § 1455). The proposed amendment also establishes an application fee requirement to cover the costs associated with these types of reviews.

Planning Commission Public Hearing:  June 15, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.

Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing:  June 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Planned Residential Mixed Use District (PRM) - Use Limitations for Submission of Final Development Plan

The proposed amendment will encourage, but not require, the concurrent filing of a Final Development Plan with the Conceptual Development Plan for a rezoning to the PRM District. 

 Planning Commission Public Hearing:  June 21, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.

Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing:  July 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.



 Public Hearing Location

All public hearings are held in the Government Center at the following location:
Board Auditorium
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, Virginia

Speaker Information

Persons wishing to speak at the public hearings on these topics may call the Office of the Clerk to the Planning Commission, 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951 and the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3903, to be placed on the respective speakers' list or may appear and be heard.

Sign up for the speakers' list online:
Planning Commission
Board of Supervisors 

For More Information

For confirmation of hearing dates and times or additional information regarding any of these issues, please contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314, TTY 711.

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