“Guide to the 2008 BRAC Area Plans Review” Now Available


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Feb. 26, 2008

"Guide to the 2008 BRAC Area Plans Review" Now Available

Fairfax County has initiated a review of the Comprehensive Plan due to the transfer of 19,000 jobs to Fort Belvoir by Sept. 15, 2011, as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) law. The newly published "Guide to the 2008 BRAC Area Plans Review" provides information on the BRAC Area Plans Review process and opportunities for public participation. The guide can be printed from the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/apr. Printed copies also are available at the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Planning Commission and the Lee, Mount Vernon and Springfield district offices.

BRAC is the process the U.S. Department of Defense uses to reorganize its military installations to adapt to changing circumstances. Additional information on BRAC can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/brac.

The 2008 BRAC Area Plans Review process will focus on portions of Fairfax County’s Lee, Mount Vernon and Springfield districts that may be impacted by the BRAC activities at Fort Belvoir. Proposals for changes, called nominations, to the Area Plan volumes of the Comprehensive Plan may be submitted to the Planning Commission office between March 3 and March 28 using the form included in the guide and on the Department of Planning and Zoning Web page. Nomination forms from the Web must be downloaded, printed and mailed. Electronic submissions will not be accepted because paper attachments, such as certified mail receipts, are required.

A community information session on the 2008 BRAC Area Plans Review process will be held on March 10, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield.

The Comprehensive Plan is the guide used by the community, the Planning Commission and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to make decisions about the county’s built and natural environments. This five-volume document consists of the Policy Plan and four Area Plans. The Comprehensive Plan is found on the Department of Planning and Zoning Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/comprehensiveplan and at public libraries.

For more information, contact the planner of the day at the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, Planning Division at 703-324-1380, TTY 711, or visit the office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730, Fairfax.

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