Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Leanna O'Donnell,
Acting Director

Merrifield Suburban Center Study - Meetings


Board of Supervisors Hearing
Thursday, September 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

This the Board of Supervisors public hearing for the SSPA 2018-I-1MS plan amendment. 

Previous Meetings

SSPA 2018-I-1MS Process Overview Schedule & Task Force Calendar (Task Force Process Has Concluded)


Planning Commission Hearing - Recommendation
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

The Fairfax County Planning Commission met to make their recommendation regarding the SSPA 2018-I-1MS Merrifield Suburban Center plan amendment, and voted to recommend approval of the amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a number of modifications to the Task Force's recommendation. The Planning Commission's recommendation would add an option for an academic and research campus to an intensity of 0.7 FAR and a future expansion up to 1.0 FAR on the ICPH site in Land Unit K of the Merrifield Suburban Center, and would add an option for mixed-use development on the Fairview Park site in Sub-unit I1 with a maximum residential component of up to 840 units and a total square footage for the development option up to 1.6 million square feet. Retail use would be recommended in addition to the planned office use in Sub-unit J. The motion passed with one abstention. Additionally, the Planning Commission recommended five follow-on motions pertaining to multimodal transportation opportunities, east-west connectivity across I-495, a transportation funding plan, the formation of a transportation management association for Merrifield, and an areawide schools assessment. All follow-on motions passed.

     SSPA 2018-I-1MS Draft PC Handout 09/19/19

     SSPA 2018-I-1MS PC Motion & Follow-on Motions 09/19/19


Planning Commission Hearing 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

This was the Planning Commission public hearing for the SSPA 2018-I-1MS amendment. Presentations were given by County staff and the nominators. There was a public speaker segment in which 18 citizens shared their concerns and thoughts regarding the project. The final decision was deferred to Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

     Fairview Park Final Presentation 

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Community Open House

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax

This was the first meeting for the general community to introduce the study, its process and timeline.

September 12 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation – County Staff

Meeting Presentation – Inova

Meeting Presentation – Fairview Park

Information Flyer – Open House

Information Flyer – Inova

Information Flyer – Fairview Park

Meeting Video

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #1

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax

This was the first meeting of the Task Force. Task Force organizational details and the study overview were discussed. Existing conditions analysis of the following subjects was presented: Land Use, Schools, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Resources, Public Facilities, Heritage Resources.

October 23 Meeting Agenda

Adopted October 23 Meeting Summary

Meeting Presentation - County Staff October 23

Task Force Roles & Responsibilities

Task Force Rules of Order

Land Use Board

Land Use One Pager

Parks & Recreation Board

Parks & Recreation One Pager

Public Facilities Board

Public Facilities One Pager

Public Schools Board

Public Schools One Pager

Environment Board

Environment One Pager

Housing Board

Housing One Pager

Heritage Resources Board

Heritage Resources One Page

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #2

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax

This was the second meeting of the Task Force. Existing conditions analysis of the Transportation infrastructure and capacity was presented.

November 13 Meeting Agenda

Adopted November 13 Meeting Summary

October 23 Public Comment Matrix

Meeting Presentation - FCDOT Staff November 13

Transportation Board - Study Intersections

Transportation Board - Movement Levels of Service (LOS)

Transportation Board - Overall Levels of Service (LOS)

Transportation Board - Pedestrian Volumes

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #3

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the third meeting of the Task Force. The property owners of the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) campus and Fairview Park presented additional details of their development requests. This was followed by a discussion of the proposed changes to the land use.

November 27 Meeting Agenda

Adopted November 27 Meeting Summary

Inova ICPH Presentation

Inova - Dr. John Deeken Video

UVA - Dr. Rick Shannon Video

Fairview Park Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #4

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the fourth meeting of the Task Force. A discussion on the proposed changes to the land use of the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) campus and Fairview Park was continued. The second half of the meeting was dedicated to public questions & comments.

December 11 Meeting Agenda

Adopted December 11 Meeting Summary 

Fairfax County Planning & Zoning Presentation

Inova ICPH Presentation

Fairview Park Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #5

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the fifth meeting of the Task Force. Development impact analysis of the nominations regarding the environment and parks & recreation was presented.

January 8 Meeting Agenda

December 11 MSC Task Force Comment Card Summary

Environment Presentation

Parks Presentation

Inova Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #6

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the sixth meeting of the Task Force. Development impact analysis of the nominations regarding public facilities and public schools were presented and discussed.

January 15 Meeting Agenda

Adopted January 15 Meeting Summary

Public Facilities Presentation

Public Schools Presentation

Fairview Park Presentation

Inova Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #7

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the seventh meeting of the Task Force. Continued discussion on Public Facilities and Public Schools impacts was held during the first half of the meeting. Afterwards, an initial discussion on the Areawide Plan Text took place during the second half of the task force meeting.

February 5 Meeting Agenda

Adopted February 5th Meeting Minutes

County Staff Meeting Presentation - February 5

Transit Development Planning Presentation

Bikes & Pedestrians Presentation

SSPC Trails Presentation

Parks & Recreation - Getting to a Recommendation Handout

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #8

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the eight meeting for the Task Force. Presentations on the Inova Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) and the revised Fairview Park Concepts were given by the nominators.

February 26 Meeting Agenda

Adopted February 26 Meeting Minutes

Zoning 101 CDP v FDP Presentation

Inova Presentation

Fairview Park Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #9

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the ninth meeting for the Task Force. The Housing, Health & Human Services departments presented on nomination impacts. Additionally, the Task Force had a discussion regarding Land Use & Character of the nomination sites.

March 5 Meeting Agenda

Adopted March 5 Meeting Minutes

Affordable Housing Handout

Health & Human Services Land Use Considerations

Merrifield Demographics Infographic

Housing and Health & Human Services Presentation

ICPH Innovation Districts Presentation (Task Force Handout)

DPZ Land Use & Character Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #10

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the tenth meeting for the Task Force. Fairfax County Public Schools presented more information on impacts and strategies for the Merrifield Area. Afterwards, the Task Force continued their discussion on the Land Use Character of the nomination sites.

March 19 Meeting Agenda

Adopted March 19 Meeting Minutes

Land Use & Character Handout

Land Use & Character Presentation

ICPH Innovation Districts Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #11

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the eleventh meeting for the Task Force. This was the first meeting of three discussing transportation impacts and analysis. There was a presentation on the results of the 2045 transportation analysis and the proposed mitigation measures.

April 2 Meeting Agenda

Adopted April 2nd Meeting Minutes

Transportation Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #12

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twelfth meeting for the Task Force. This was the second meeting of three discussing transportation impacts and analysis. There was a presentation on the results of the 2045 transportation analysis with an overview of the proposed mitigation strategies.

April 9 Meeting Agenda

Adopted April 9 Meeting Minutes

Transportation Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #13

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
8100 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax VA 22031

This was the thirteenth meeting for the Task Force. This Task Force session was a work session to discuss non-transportation topics and issues.

     April 23 Agenda

     Adopted April 23 Meeting Minutes

     April 23 Topics for Discussion

     Inova ICPH Task Force Handout

     Fairview Park Task Force Handout

     Lakeford Handout (Task Force Handout - Lakeford Community)

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #14

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the fourteenth meeting for the Task Force. This Task Force session was the 3rd Transportation focused meeting. Staff from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation were present and provided an update on the progression of transportation analysis process.

     April 30 Meeting Agenda

     Adopted April 30 Meeting Minutes

     FCDOT Presentation

     Inova ICPH Task Force Handout

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #15

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the fifteenth meeting for the Task Force. The Task Force reviewed preliminary straw-man plan text recommendations for the Fairview Park nomination.

     May 7 Agenda

     Adopted May 7 Meeting Minutes

     Fairview Park Straw-man Plan Text

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #16

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the sixteenth meeting for the Task Force. The Task Force reviewed preliminary straw-man plan text recommendations for the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) nomination. There was also a presentation by the Office of Community Revitalization on the Gallows Road frontage design.  

     May 14 Meeting Agenda

     Adopted May 14 Meeting Minutes

     ICPH Straw-man Plan Text

     Urban Design Considerations for Gallows Road Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #17

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the seventeenth meeting for the Task Force. There was a follow-up presentation on the Gallows Road Frontage from an Inova Representative. There was also a carry-over Task Force discussion on the Fairview Park straw-man plan text.

     May 21 Meeting Agenda

     Fairview Park Straw-man Plan Text

     Adopted May 21 Meeting Minutes

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #18

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the eighteenth meeting for the Task Force. There was a presentation on the Health & Wellness from an Inova Representative. There was also a carry-over Task Force discussion on the ICPH nomination straw-man plan text.

     June 11 Meeting Agenda

     ICPH Straw-man Plan Text (Clean Copy)

     Health & Wellness Presentation

     Adopted June 11 Meeting Minutes

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #19

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the nineteenth meeting for the Task Force. There was the second part of the FCDOT response and findings regarding transportation.

     June 18 Agenda

     FCDOT Presentation

     Adopted June 18 Meeting Minutes

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #20

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twentieth meeting for the Task Force. There was a presentation on the refined Fairview Park Concepts as well as a Task Force Discussion on the Fairview Park Straw-man revisions.

     June 25 Meeting Agenda

     Fairview Park Presentation

     Adopted June 25 Meeting Minutes

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #21

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-first meeting for the Task Force. There was a follow-up ICPH Transportation presentation and a presentation on the revised ICPH straw-man Plan Text.

     July 16 Meeting Agenda

     FCDOT Presentation

     Inova Presentation - *Note: Slide 8 of the presentation was updated on July 24, 2019. TDM proffer commitment was inaverdently transposed the 25% and 30% between the residential and commercial vehicular trip reduction in the original presentation (July 16, 2019)*

     Planning vs Zoning Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #22

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-second meeting for the Task Force. There was a review of the straw-man Plan Text for both the ICPH and Fairview Park nominations. Carry-over items were also be discussed by the Task Force.

     July 23 Meeting Agenda

     Combined Draft Straw-man Plan Text for Fairview Park & ICPH - Clean

     Combined Draft Straw-man Plan Text for Fairview Park & ICPH - Track Changes

     Inova Plan Text Markup [Task Force Handout]

     Inova Plan Text Markup (Redline) [Task Force Handout]

     Fairview Park Plan Text Markup [Task Force Handout]

     Fairview Park Presentation

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #23

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-third meeting for the Task Force. There was a Task Force work session focused on the straw-man Plan text for both the Fairview Park and Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) nominations. The Task Force also discussed carry-over  and schedule items.

     July 30 Meeting Agenda

     Combined Draft Straw-man Plan Text for Fairview Park & ICPH - Clean

     Combined Draft Straw-man Plan Text for Fairview Park & ICPH - Track Changes

     Comment Matrix V3 [Task Force Handout]

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #24

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-fourth meeting for the Task Force. There was a preliminary Task Force vote regarding the ICPH and Fairview Park nominations.

    August 13 Meeting Agenda

    Combined Fairview Park + ICPH Strawman Plan Text (08-09-19)

    FCDOT Presentation

    Fairview Park Strawman Insert - Page 8 (Task Force Handout)

    Tree Preservation and Open Space Graphic (Task Force Handout)

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #25

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-fifth meeting for the Task Force. There was a discussion on both the Fairview Park and Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) nominations. Another preliminary vote was held to gauge the position of the Task Force ahead of the final vote at the next meeting.

     August 27 Meeting Agenda

     ICPH Nomination Strawman Plan Text Highlights

     FVP Nomination Strawman Plan Text Highlights

     Comment Matrix v4

     SSPA 2018-I-MS Merrifield Suburban Center Staff Report (Link)    

Merrifield Suburban Center Study Task Force Meeting #26

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

This was the twenty-sixth meeting for the Task Force. The final vote on the Fairview Park and Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) nominations were held.

     September 3 Meeting Agenda

     Combined Fairview Park + ICPH Markup Plan Text (09-03-19)

     Revised Draft Taskforce Motion

     Memo to Chairman Hall & Task Force from Fairview Park Nominators

     Proposed Plan Text Changes from Fairview Park Nominators

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