Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendments, 2013-2014


Tysons Comprehensive Plan AmendmentOn 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.

Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Tysons Committee meetings will be held in the Government Center Board Auditorium (Conference Room) at 7:00 pm.

  • Wednesday, November 12

At this time, staff anticipates public hearing dates for the complete Tysons Plan Amendment in 2015. Please contact Planning Division with Tysons Plan Amendment questions or comments.

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 and October 22. The proposed transportation edits to the Tysons Comprehensive Plan language can be downloaded here:

PDF1 - (04-16-14 Mark-Up of Transportation Chapter Formatted for PC Tysons Committee)

PDF2 - (Annotations for PC Tysons Committee 04-16-14 Draft Transportation Section of Tysons Comprehensive Plan)

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.


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