Transit-Oriented Development Meetings


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

July 5, 2006

Additional Transit-Oriented Development Meetings Scheduled

The Fairfax County Planning Commission’s Transit-Oriented Development Committee has added additional meeting dates to its summer schedule.

In addition to the originally scheduled meetings for Thursday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 26, additional meetings have been added for Thursday, July 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Rooms 4/5 of the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Tentative dates for fall meetings include Thursday, Sept. 7; Wednesday, Sept. 27; and Wednesday, Oct. 4. Additional meetings may be scheduled, if necessary.

The committee will hear presentations at the July 6, July 26 and July 27 meetings. For the schedule of presentations, meeting times and locations, as well as resources and materials from previous meetings, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm. A citizen’s workshop to discuss perspectives about transit-oriented development, which will include a small citizen’s panel, is scheduled for the Aug. 2 meeting.

The Transit-Oriented Development Committee was formed in response to direction by the Fairfax County 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 more 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 and discussions, asking questions, and providing comments. The committee will evaluate the variety of information it receives and 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, call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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