Land Use and Transportation in Mount Vernon


Four transportation pages have been created convey pertinent information on transportation issues that are affecting your community, whether on the road, on the bus, sidewalks and trails, or in your neighborhood.


Land Use

One of my principle duties as your Mount Vernon District Supervisor is to represent you and your community in decisions regarding land use.

Applications for Rezoning, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Special Exceptions, and Zoning Ordinance Amendments come before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. I require all applicants who need Board of Supervisors approval to meet with the local community before they present an application to me.

For a list of all Mount Vernon District applications currently pending a Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors decision, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1290 or my office at 703-780-7518. Please note that the Board of Supervisors does not hear applications regarding Special Permits, Variances or Appeals, as these go before the Board of Zoning Appeals.

There are many plans that do not require Board of Supervisors approval because they meet all provisions of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance and Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual, as well as the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a Land Use application or decision, please contact my staff.

Links to several Land Use research pages are listed below:

Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Rezoning Applications

Special Exceptions



Infill Development

Fairfax County staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services have collected feedback from members of the building industry, the public, and other interested parties regarding proposed new zoning regulations designed to address building height and residential compatibility.

Draft regulations are being developed to amend how building height is measured and to create a new setback ratio which will further restrict the height of homes in relation to their distance from the property line.  The intent of the setback ratio is to limit the looming affect that can be created by tall structures built in close proximity to their property line.

Further information is available on the Fairfax County website at:


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