Transit-Oriented Development Committee to Begin Work on May 24

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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May 15, 2006

Transit-Oriented Development Committee
to Begin Work on May 24

The Fairfax County Planning Commission’s Transit-Oriented Development Committee, chaired by At-Large Commissioner Walter Alcorn, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room (first floor behind the Board Auditorium), 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The Transit-Oriented Development Committee was formed in response to direction by the Board of Supervisors to provide a more refined, standardized definition and set of principles for transit-oriented development in Fairfax County. These principles are often referenced for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments surrounding a rail station in an urban setting, but increasingly the concept is being applied to stations in more suburban settings such as Fairfax County.

The committee will meet through the summer and early fall, with a goal to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in late fall. The public is invited to participate in the meetings by listening to presentations and discussions, asking for clarifications, and providing comments. The committee will evaluate the variety of information it receives and will work toward developing an amendment to the Policy Plan volume of the Comprehensive Plan, which guides all development in Fairfax County. Any proposed amendments will then be examined by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, with public hearings scheduled before both bodies.

More information about the committee, including presentations and additional information from the meetings, will be provided online at For those unable to attend the meetings, please e-mail your comments to

For more information, call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951.


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