Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-1380
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leanna O'Donnell,
Director

Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV4

Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District (HOD)

Hollin Hills Historic Overlay Location

2016 Proffer Reform Bill - Non Exempt

Supervisor District:
Mount Vernon

Planning District:
Mount Vernon

On July 31, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to evaluate the creation of a Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District (HOD) and update any related sections of the Comprehensive Plan, in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. A district nomination encompassing portions of the Hollin Hills neighborhood was listed on the Fairfax County Inventory of Historic Sites on September 12, 1972 and the neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in September 20, 2013. There are no changes to the current planned land use.

Next Steps

The Board of Supervisors approved a motion on July 31, 2018, that directed staff to evaluate the establishment of a Historic Overlay District for Hollin Hills, and to pursue the necessary steps to establish an HOD, if one is recommended. Supervisor Storck proposed the motion citing the architectural and site design significance of the Hollin Hills neighborhood to the history of Fairfax County.  Since then, staff has been completing research and obtaining background material on the neighborhood to determine the current state of the inventory of over 400 properties.

  1. Staff is using the 2013 National Register nomination boundaries for Hollin Hills as a baseline for research. Staff may recommend adding or deleting properties from this delineation depending on additional review by staff and the ARB
  2. Staff is conducting site visits to update survey research
  3. A work group has been established comprised of community members, two Historic Commission members, two Architectural Review Board Members and County Staff.
  4. Staff is developing a PROPOSED timeline for the process:
    • 1st Work Group meeting is April 23rd.
    • Draft recommendation - Late Summer/Fall 2019
    • Community Meeting - Fall/Winter 2019
    • Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearings 1st quarter-2020 (dates TBD)

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings

Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group - CANCELLED
Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

Past Meetings

Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Community Meeting
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Hollin Meadows Elementary School Cafeteria
2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria, VA

March 11 Community Meeting Agenda & Presentation

March 11 Community Meeting FAQ Handout


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

April 23 - Staff Presentation

April 23 - Meeting Minutes

Work Group Binder Material

      County Staff and Work Group Roles and Responsibilities

      Hollin Hills National Register Nomination

      Hollin Hills Neighborhood Maps

      Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance - Overlay Districts

      Lake Anne Design Guidelines

      Identifying and Evaluating Recent Past Resources


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

May 21 - Meeting Agenda

Defining Characteristics

Work Group Tasks 1-6

May 21 - Meeting Minutes


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

June 18 - Meeting Agenda

June 18 - Meeting Minutes


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

July 23 - Meeting Agenda

Presentation - ARB Review Process

July 23 - Meeting Minutes


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

August 20 - Meeting Agenda 

August 20 - Meeting Minutes


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

September 24 - Meeting Agenda

September 24 - Meeting Minutes


Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District Work Group
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

Stay Informed

To receive updates via e-mail, please join the Hollin Hills Potential HOD Listserv by following the link below.  (select "Hollin Hills Potential Historic Overlay District" under the Building, Land Use & Development section.)

Questions can be directed to Laura Arseneau by email or phone at (703) 324-1209, or to Nicole Brannan by email or phone at (703) 324-1264. 

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