Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Leanna O'Donnell,

Plan Amendment SSPA 2021-IV-4MV

2806 Popkins Lane

Locator Map

2016 Proffer Reform Bill - Non Exempt

PLUS Record Number:

Tax Map Parcel:
93-1 ((1)) 7

Supervisor District:
Mount Vernon

Planning District:
Mount Vernon

On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment at 2806 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, Tax Map Parcel 93-1 ((1)) 7, in the Mount Vernon Planning District, MV5 Groveton Community Planning Sector, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The approximately 5.57-acre subject property is currently developed with a Verizon switching station and vacant, wooded land. The adopted Plan for the subject property recommends residential use at a density of 2 – 3 dwelling units per acre (du/ac) and is zoned R-3. Verizon intends to retain the switching station on the site and to subdivide and sell 4.2 acres at the rear. Special Exception SE 2014-MV-017 was approved on the site in 2015 to permit a reduction in the lot area associated with the switching station to 1.3 acres. As a result, the effective site area for the consideration of the higher planned residential density is approximately 4.2 acres.

The Board request that staff consider a Comprehensive Plan amendment to evaluate a plan option for residential use at 5 – 8 du/ac on the subject property, with considerations for workforce housing in the development and an evaluation of the localized transportation network to determine the optimal site access and minimize potential conflicts on streets surrounding the site. The amendment should include staff review of the adopted watershed plans and include appropriate recommendations as part of the staff analysis.

Click on the map (above) for a detailed enlargement of the area. 

Community Engagement

Task Force Meetings

This plan amendment is being reviewed by a community task force in a series of public meetings. For task force information, including meeting links, materials, and how to participate, please visit the Track a Plan Amendment webpage.

Public Hearings

Planning Commission: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Planning Commission has deferred decision to Wednesday July 14, 2021.  Read Verbatim
  • Update from July 14: Planning commission voted to adopt PA-2021-00006. Read Verbatim

Board of Supervisors: Thursday, October 19, 2021

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