Public Dialogue to Update Tysons Land Use Plan

September 24, 2013

News Highlights

  • Oct. 7 dialogue focuses on the first proposed amendment to the Tysons land use plan, addressing the plan's implementation, urban design and land use sections.
  • A second dialogue on this first amenedment will be held in early November, and public input sessions on the second and third amendents will be conducted in 2014.
  • As authorized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the three proposed amendments incorporate study findings and oher work recommended when the plan was first adopted in 2010.

On Monday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to a preliminary dialogue with county staff on three proposed amendments to the Tysons land use plan. The event will be held at the Spring Hill Elementary School, 8201 Lewinsville Road, McLean.

At this dialogue session, staff will present their proposal, answer questions and seek public comments.

As authorized by the Fairfax  County Board of Supervisors, staff are proposing changes to the plan that reflect the results from studies and other work from the past three years. When originally adopted in 2010, the plan recommended that this additional work be conducted, such as developing detailed urban design guidelines and a funding plan for transportation improvements.

The first amendment covers the implementation, urban design and land use sections, including the initial development level for office uses. The second amendment addresses transportation. The third amendment focuses on parks, public facilities and any other updates that may be needed as determined during the amendment process. 

At the Oct. 7, meeting, public discussion will focus on the first amendment. A second dialogue will be held in early November to allow for additional public participation. Public input sessions for the second and third amendments will be held in 2014.

In advance of Oct. 7, the proposed changes will be posted on the Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendment web page, and meeting materials will be made available following this first dialogue. The public also will be able to submit comments online.

For more information or reasonable accommodations, call the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380, TTY 711.

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