Land Development Services

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703-222-0801 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035
Bill Hicks

Revitalization and the Building Permit Process

The information herein provides guidelines for building owners, designers and developers on the resources available when altering or rehabilitating buildings in revitalization districts.

Building Plan Review

After an applicant has completed the rezoning and special exception application process and submitted a site plan, building plans may be filed for permit and submitted for review to Building Plan Review. Individuals making alterations to existing buildings in a commercial revitalization district may utilize the expanded Fast Track program which allows projects to be reviewed by county staff on an expedited basis. Learn more.

Modified Processing

Modified Processing allows for the issuance of partial building permits (footing and foundation permit) prior to full approval of site and building plans for new commercial building and additions to existing commercial buildings.  In revitalization areas, projects are eligible for modified processing if the plans are submitted under the Expedited Building Plan Review Program. The advantage of the modified plan processing status is the ability to begin construction quickly and continue in phases without awaiting full design approvals.

Helpful Hints

Helpful time saving hints for individuals constructing projects in revitalization districts:

  • Request a preliminary meeting prior to submitting plans for a permit. A multi-disciplined team of reviewers will pre-review plans for code issues so that corrections can be made prior to plan submission. This service is provided at no charge.
  • Request a pre-construction meeting. A multi-disciplined team of inspectors will discuss the construction of your project and provide advice on the scheduling of inspections and other issues.

Learn more.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Building Plan Review at 703-222-0114, TTY 711.

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