Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendments, 2013-2015
On June 22, 2010, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Tysons Corner Urban Center and approved a series of follow-on motions (PDF) to guide the implementation of the new Plan. The Plan amendment and motions recommended that additional work and studies be completed, such as street grid and other transportation studies, urban design guidelines, and a transportation funding plan.
The Board has authorized an amendment to the Tysons Plan that will reconcile the text and maps with the studies and planning activities that have been completed since 2010. Based on community feedback, staff is proposing to bring forward drafts of the Plan amendment in three phases. Each phase will cover specific topics, and planning staff will seek community input on the proposed changes. At the conclusion of Phase 3 a complete draft Plan amendment will be advertised for public hearing.
Phase 1 of the Plan amendment covers the implementation, land use (including the Plan's initial development level for office uses), and urban design sections. Phase 2 will cover transportation. Phase 3 will cover parks, public facilities, and other updates as may be determined during the amendment process.
A preliminary dialogue with County staff on the first Plan amendment was held Monday, October 7, at Spring Hill Elementary School. The staff presentation ( PDF) from that meeting provided an overview of the Plan amendment process and a summary of the proposed changes in the first Plan amendment. A follow-up meeting on the Phase 1 draft was held on Wednesday, December 4, at Freedom Hill Elementary School.
Upcoming Tysons Committee meetings will be held in the Government Center Board Auditorium (Conference Room) at 6:30 pm, Ground Level, Fairfax County Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035.
- February 17, 2016 - Review comments regarding Implementation, Land Use and Urban Design text.
- March 2, 2016 - Continue reviewing comments regarding Phase 1, begin review of comments regarding Phase 2: Transportation. Click here for the agenda and draft Transportation Plan text.
- March 16, 2016 - Continue reviewing comments regarding Phase 2. Click here for the agenda.
- April 13, 2016 - Continue reviewing Phase 2 public comments. Click here for the agenda and an updated Transportation Comments Matrix.
- May 12, 2016 - Cancelled
- May 26, 2016 - Cancelled
- June 16, 2016 - Superstreet concept (Route 123/Chain Bridge Rd.) information session. Click here for the agenda.
- June 30, 2016 - Initial Development Level (IDL) information session.
- July 20, 2016 - Continue reviewing Phase 2 public comments and begin review of public comments regarding Phase 3: Parks and Recreation, Environmental Stewardship and Public Facilities.
DRAFT Tysons Comprehensive Editorial Plan Amendment Text
The proposed editorial text changes from Phase 1, 2, and 3 have been reviewed by county staff, and are now available for public review. Additionally, the eight individual district maps located in the District Recommendations of the Tysons Comprehensive Plan, have been updated to reflect the Tysons-wide Conceptual Land Use map. Updates include approved parks and new roadway alignments, and public facilities locations. The 168-page document can be downloaded here as a pdf:
The public was invited to submit comments regarding the September 11, 2015 draft text until November 6, 2015. The following links are comments that staff received from the public:
- Tysons Partnership suggested changes
- TCC Plan revisions
- Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition
- Staff revisions
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
At this time, staff anticipates public hearing dates for the complete Tysons Plan Amendment in 2016.
Phase 3 (Parks, Public Utilities, and other Updates) Overview
Proposed edits for Phase 3 include a new section for Parks and Recreation with edits informed by the Tysons Park System Concept Plan and updates to the Public Facilities section. Minor editorial changes are proposed for the Environmental Stewardship section as well. The proposed Phase 3 edits can be downloaded here:
Phase 2 (Transportation) Overview
On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) staff made a presentation on the Phase 2 proposed edits to the Tysons Committee. A copy of the presentation is available for viewing (PDF) . The committee met on Thursday, July 31, 2014 to begin a discussion on the proposed Phase 2 edits and continued on September 17, October 9, October 22, November 12 and December 10.. The proposed transportation edits to the Tysons Comprehensive Plan language can be downloaded here:
Phase 1 (Implementation, Land Use and Urban Design) Overview
On Thursday, February 20, 2014, Fairfax County staff presented an overview of Phase 1 of the Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Planning Commission. A copy of staff's presentation is available for viewing (PDF ). The Tysons Committee met on April 16, May 14, June 12 and June 25, 2014 to continue the Phase 1 discussion and concluded on July 17, 2014. Review materials, including the first draft of proposed Phase 1 changes, are available here.