Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Barbara Byron,

McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study


The McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study is a land use planning study that will review recommendations for future land uses, development intensities, transportation, public facilities and urban design within the CBC. County staff has been working with Task Force members and the community at regular meetings to discuss changes to the Comprehensive Plan for the McLean CBC, using the Vision Plan as a primary guide. Task Force discussions on new draft Plan text began in February 2020. The recommendations will continue to be discussed in the months to come.


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In an effort to reimagine the vision for the McLean Community Business Center (CBC), Fairfax County kicked off the McLean CBC Study in May 2018 with a community visioning process. Community input from the visioning process workshops and guidance from a consultant resulted in the creation of a Vision Plan which was finalized in December 2018. The Vision Plan is the framework for considering changes to the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the CBC.

Learn More About the Vision Plan

Overview Videos

These videos describe the current draft recommendations that have been developed through the planning study process. 

Vision Plan & Draft Comprehensive Plan Recommendations

Transportation Planning & Draft Transportation Recommendations

Draft Streetscape Recommendations


Those who live or work in downtown McLean and the surrounding area are highly encouraged to get involved and share feedback on the proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan for the McLean CBC.

Stay Informed - Updates

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 7 via WebEx. View Full Meeting Recording.
  • Beginning in June 2020, task force meetings have been held virtually.  Currently there is no timeline for when in-person meetings will resume. Past meeting information including meeting materials and recordings are available on the meetings page.
  • To receive e-mail updates, visit the e-mail subscription page and subscribe to “McLean CBC Study news and information”. You can also follow us on the Fairfax County Land Use Planning Facebook Page for additional news and updates about land use in Fairfax County.

Join Us - Meetings

The public is welcome to attend any and all McLean CBC Study Community Task Force Meetings.

View the latest meeting schedule


Share Your Input

Any comments or questions should be emailed to

Review the comments received on Sections I and II of the draft Comprehensive Plan text below:

Section I Comments

Section II Comments

Next Steps

Once all public input has been shared with Task Force members and all recommendations have been considered, county staff will work with Task Force members to finalize recommended changes to the Comprehensive Plan. Based on the current schedule, the final recommended Comprehensive Plan for the McLean CBC will be presented during public hearings to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors the first quarter of 2021. Once scheduled, the public hearing dates and more information about the hearings will be provided here. Thank you!

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