New Schedule Announced for the Review of the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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April 20, 2005


New Schedule Announced for the Review of the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Policy Plan Element, Parks and Recreation Section


In order to fully consider public testimony provided at a Planning Commission public hearing held on March 16, the Planning Commission deferred its decision on the proposed countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Parks and Recreation section of the Policy Plan element until Thursday, May 12, at 8:15 p.m. Any comments received until that date will be considered by the Planning Commission.

A second public hearing before the Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Monday, June 6, at 4 p.m. in the Board Auditorium of the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The proposed amendment integrates modifications to the Parks and Recreation section of the county’s Policy Plan, including policies addressing the balanced provision of recreation facilities and open space, protection of natural and cultural resources and mitigation of impacts to the county’s parklands. The amendment incorporates changes to the Park Classification System and provides service-level standards for parkland and park facilities.

Copies of the staff report for the proposed countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Parks and Recreation section of the Policy Plan element may be obtained from the Department of Planning and Zoning, 7th floor, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Copies and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this amendment are also available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/comprehensiveplan/amendments/S04CW15CP.pdf.

For more information about the staff report, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 703-324-1334. To submit written comments for the record to the Planning Commission, mail them to Planning Commission Office, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 330, Fairfax, VA 22035, or send by fax to 703-324-3948. For further information about the Board of Supervisors public hearing or to register to speak, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/bos/public.htm or call the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3908.

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