Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendments, 2013-2017


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.

On March 5, 2013, the Board authorized an amendment to the Tysons Plan (Plan Amendment S13-II-TY1) to reconcile the text and maps with the studies and planning activities that have been completed since 2010. Based on community feedback, staff proposed Plan text in three phases as laid out below.  The draft text was reviewed through the Planning Commission's Tysons Committee. A complete draft Plan amendment (all phases together) will be advertised for public hearing, along with a companion Zoning Ordinance Amendment for the Planned Tysons Corner Urban District to bring the provisions of the PTC District into accord with the proposed Plan text.

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 covers transportation. Phase 3 covers parks, public facilities, and other updates as determined necessary through the amendment process.

Public Hearing Schedule

Public Hearings have been scheduled for the Plan Amendment S13-II-TY1 (Tysons - Implementation, Land Use and Urban Design; Transportation; Parks, Public Facilities) and Zoning Ordinance Amendment (Planned Tysons Corner Urban District Bulk Regulations, Maximum Floor Area Ratio for High Trip Generating Uses).

Public hearings are held in the Government Center Board Auditorium, Fairfax County Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035.

Links to the proposed Version 3 DRAFT Plan text, proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment and staff reports will be provided here when they are available.

Planning Commission Tysons Committee Meeting Schedule

Tysons Committee meetings are held in the Government Center Board Auditorium (Conference Room), Ground Level, Fairfax County Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035.

Version 2 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:

Draft Tysons Editorial Plan Text - September 11, 2015

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:

DRAFT Version 1: 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 3 Edits

Staff Presentation to PC Tysons Committee - March 11 

DRAFT Version 1: 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:

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)

DRAFT Version 1: 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.

Initial Public Meetings

A preliminary dialogue with County staff on the first Plan amendment was held Monday, October 7, 2013 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, 2013 at Freedom Hill Elementary School.


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