Department of Planning and Development

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Plan Amendment 2013-III-FC1(C)

Fairfax Center Area Study - Phase III, Core Area

Fairfax Center Area Phase III Map2016 Proffer Reform Bill - Exempt Area

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The Fairfax Center Area Study (Plan Amendment 2013-III-FC1) is a multi-phase planning study to examine the Comprehensive Plan guidance for the Fairfax Center Area. The Fairfax Center Area comprises approximately 5,500 acres west of the City of Fairfax and east of Centreville, generally between Route 50 and Route 29. Phases I and II of the study have been completed.

Phase III of the study (Plan Amendment 2013-III-FC1(C)) was reauthorized by the Board of Supervisors on April 11, 2023. Phase III will evaluate and update the Plan recommendations for the Core Area, to include a transportation analysis and may also include editorial updates to the Fairfax Center Area text to ensure that the recommendations account for existing and entitled development. Phase III will also consider Tax Map Parcel 56-2 ((1)) 1C (Reserve at Fairfax Ridge) for an increase in planned intensity from 0.35 floor-area ratio (FAR) up to 0.42 FAR to accommodate additional residential uses and consider topography and pedestrian connectivity to the adjacent Fairfax Corner Development. The Reserve at Fairfax Ridge was introduced as a Site Specific Plan Amendment during the 2022-23 nomination cycle. 

Community Engagement

None scheduled at this time. Further public meetings and outreach are planned for Spring/Summer 2024. Please stay tuned for details.

Phase III Community Task Force - Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 

Meeting Video  |  Staff Presentation  |  Community Flyer

Public hearings for Phase III of this Plan amendment have not been scheduled.

Questions can be emailed or directed to Ryan Stewart at (703) 704-6718.

Previous Phase Information

The Board of Supervisors adopted Phase I - PA 2013-III-FC1(A) of the Fairfax Center Area Study on December 2, 2014. This phase involved an evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the suburban neighborhood and low-density residential areas along the edges of the study area.

Phase I Staff Report

Phase I Adopted Text

The second phase - PA 2013-III-FC1(B), adopted on December 6, 2016, evaluated the Suburban Center portion of the study area and the Area-wide guidance. An area-wide working group met monthly to discuss Plan changes. 

Phase II Staff Report

Phase II Adopted Text

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