We are embarking on a new initiative, called Parking Reimagined, to assess regulations for off-street parking and loading in neighborhoods and commercial areas of the county. While some changes to off-street parking and loading regulations have occurred over the years, overall rates and regulations have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1988. The Parking Reimagined project aims to create modernized parking and loading requirements for current and future land uses.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS
To kick off the project, we will engage with the community through a series of virtual town halls, hosted by each district supervisor’s office this November and December. Currently, the following virtual town halls have been scheduled, and additional town halls are forthcoming.
- Nov. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.: Mason District
- Nov. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.: Providence District
- Nov. 30, 7-8:30 p.m.: Dranesville District
- Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.: Sully District
- Dec. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.: Mount Vernon District
Community feedback will play an important role in informing proposed changes to the county’s off-street parking and loading regulations, encompassed in the Zoning Ordinance. In addition to the project’s initial community engagement period, we will re-engage with the community in 2022 to get feedback on any proposed changes to regulations and rates for off-street parking and loading.
An extensive analysis of parking and loading supply and demand factors, as well as local, regional and, to some extent, national parking and loading trends, will also be conducted to determine if adjustment of parking rates to meet current demand is appropriate.
Following community engagement and staff analysis, any draft amendments to the Zoning Ordinance would be presented to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for approval.