Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Leanna O'Donnell,
Director

Plan Amendment 2020-CW-1CP

PUBLIC FACILITIES POLICY PLAN

public facility

Countywide

PLUS Record Number:
PA-2020-00026

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.

Project Scope

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. 

Learn More

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. 

Community Engagement

County staff looks forward to working with community on the plan amendment update and will be advertising and providing a variety of community engagement opportunities to the citizens of Fairfax County. Through these engagement activities we hope to better understand how public facilities serve you in your community and how the County’s goals and policies can align with those of the residents. 

Language translation services are available. To request translated documents or an interpreter for a community meeting, email Sarah.Godfrey@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-4256. Interpreter requests require notice at least one week before the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Presentation on updates to the Public Facilities Policy Plan Amendment (2020-CW-1CP). Topics include:

  1. Discussion of Co-location of Public Facilities
  2. PPEAs (Public-Private Partnerships) for Public Facilities

Please visit the Planning Commission webpage for more information. This meeting will also be broadcast live on Channel 16 and online.

Past Meetings & Materials

Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, April 22, 2021
The Department of Planning and Development staff gave a presentation on the Public Facility Policy Plan Update to the committee. Staff's presentation included the project goals, background, scope, schedule, and next steps. 

Meeting Video 

Public Facility Policy Plan Update Presentation


Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Department of Planning and Development staff gave a presentation on the Public Facility Policy Plan Amendment to the committee. Staff's presentation included the project goals, public facility approval process, agency input, next steps and timeline. 

Meeting Video

Public Facility Policy Plan Update Presentation

Follow-Up 4/22/21 Memorandum


Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Presentation on updates to the Public Facilities Policy Plan Amendment (2020-CW-1CP).

Meeting details and materials are available on the Planning Commission webpage.


Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Community Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2022


Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Public Hearings

Public hearings for this Plan amendment have not been scheduled.

Contact Us

Questions can be emailed or directed to Salem Bush at (703) 324-1249.

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