Affordable and Workforce Housing
The Comprehensive Plan calls for 20 percent of new residences be set aside as work force or affordable housing. This goes beyond the county’s current policy of 12 percent. This housing will be made available to residents making from 50 to 120 percent of the area median income.
The Tysons Plan also recommends that new nonresidential development contribute $3.00 per square foot to a housing trust fund dedicated to providing affordable and workforce housing opportunities in Tysons. This policy is intended to address the demand for workforce housing that is created by employment growth in Tysons.
Concurrent with Plan adoption, the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance was amended to create a new district called the Planned Tysons Corner Urban District or PTC District. Applications for rezoning to this district must meet the objectives of the Plan, including providing housing to various income levels.
In addition to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments, the County Board of Supervisors adopted policy guidelines for implementing the Plan’s workforce housing objectives. They are available at the link below.