July Transit-Oriented Development Meetings

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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June 13, 2006

Presenters Announced for July
Transit-Oriented Development Meetings

The Fairfax County Planning Commission’s Transit-Oriented Development Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, July 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Rooms 2/3 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The previously announced meeting on June 24 has been canceled.

The July 6 meeting includes four scheduled guest presenters:

  • Patricia Nicoson, president, Dulles Corridor Rail Association
  • Jim Snyder, (retired) planning section supervisor of Master Planning and Development Planning, Arlington County
  • Maryland National Capital Park and Planning, Montgomery County
  • Jeff B. Speck, director of design, National Endowment for the Arts, and co-author of “Suburban Nation”

The committee’s meeting on Wednesday, July 26, will include a presentation by Nat Bottigheimer, director, Planning and Project Development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro).

For the times and locations of the July 26 meeting and additional meetings, visit the committee’s Web page, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm, which also provides agendas, resources and presentations, including the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s presentation from the June 8 meeting.

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. 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 suburban settings such as Fairfax County.

The committee will aim to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors later this year. The public is invited to participate in the meetings by listening to presentations, asking questions and providing comments. The committee will evaluate the various information it receives and it will work toward developing a recommendation for 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.

For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm or call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951.


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