PUBLIC FACILITIES POLICY PLAN
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Policy Plan Amendment
On July 14, 2020 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to update the Public Facilities Policy Plan and related updates to Area Plans, including reviewing the alignment of those updates with the CIP. The effort will begin with the Public Schools element of the Public Facilities section of the Policy Plan and include the School’s Committee recommendations.
PHASE I (Currently Underway)
The amendment includes updating the Public Facilities Element of the Policy Plan. The Policy Plan consists of objectives and policies for the planning and implementation of public facilities throughout the County. The facility types included in the Policy Plan are schools, libraries, public safety (police, fire and rescue, sheriff, courts, and animal control), water supply, sanitary sewer, solid waste and recycling, drainage systems and stormwater management, maintenance facilities, and electrical and other utility services.
The Department of Planning and Development will be coordinating with various agencies that are involved in the planning and implementation of public facilities throughout Fairfax County to receive input on the plan amendment. In addition, staff will be presenting and receiving feedback from the Planning Commission’s Land Use Process Review Committee and other Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor committees.
PHASE II (To begin after completion of Phase 1)
Department of Planning and Development staff will be coordinating updates to the Comprehensive Plan’s Planning Districts and Special Planning Area Plans. The updates to these plans will include the sections and references related to public facilities, as well as maps and charts displaying existing inventories of public facilities. Staff will coordinate additional community meetings with the public and Planning Commission as the project progresses.
Please watch the following videos to learn more about the plan amendment, the importance of public facilities and how new facilities are planned and implemented throughout the County.