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Plan Amendment 2022-CW-2CP

Countywide Policy Plan Update

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Countywide Policy Plan Amendment

On December 6, 2022, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to update the Countywide Policy Plan. The Countywide Policy Plan consists of the following elements: Preface and Introduction, Land Use, Transportation, Housing, Environment, Economic Development, Heritage Resources, Public Facilities, Human Services, Parks and Recreation, Revitalization, and Visual and Performing Arts. 

The multi-year update to the county’s Policy Plan is called Plan Forward, and will include several opportunities for community feedback that begin May 2024 and will continue into 2025. The goals of Plan Forward are to:

  1. Review, update, and streamline existing Policy Plan elements;
  2. Add new Policy Plan elements as needed; and
  3. Ensure the Policy Plan is in alignment with the Countywide Strategic Plan, the One Fairfax Policy, and other recently adopted policies and initiatives.

Plan Forward is an important opportunity for everyone in Fairfax to make sure the updated Comprehensive Plan policies enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Outreach Plan

The Policy Plan will utilize the County’s Inclusive Community Engagement framework to inform the outreach process and build upon previous engagement efforts associated with the Countywide Strategic Plan, Resilient Fairfax, and other similar initiatives. Staff presented this outreach plan to the Planning Commission at meetings in May and April of 2024. This framework has four levels – or phases – of engagement: understand, contribute, collaborate, and decide. The goals of the outreach process are as follows: strive to reach as many community members as possible; create clear messages; employ new tools and techniques; provide engagement opportunities in multiple formats; and maximize existing county resources. This outreach will be successful based on meeting these goals.

Community Engagement

To launch Plan Forward, county staff are hosting several community meetings that all include the same information, so residents can join when the time and location are most suitable. The in-person community meetings are a flexible format where guests can arrive at any time within the two-hour timeframe and stay as long as they’d like.

Community Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate, 12125 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA 20191

Community Kick-Off Meeting
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Community Kick-Off Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gerry Hyland Government Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

Virtual Community Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting - MS Teams
Call-In Number: 571-429-5982
Access Code: 784436702#

Community Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, June 24, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

Virtual Community Kick-Off Meeting
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting - MS Teams
Call-In Number: 571-429-5982
Access Code: 354532148#

Staff has been meeting regularly with the Planning Commission Policy Plan Committee since May 2023. Please visit the Planning Commission webpage for meeting details and materials.

Board of Supervisors Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Meeting Materials

Board of Supervisors Economic Advisory Commission
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Meeting Materials

Board of Supervisors Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Meeting Materials

Public hearings for this plan amendment have not yet been scheduled.

Questions and comments can be submitted by email or directed to Corinne Bebek at (703) 324-1237.

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