Wellington at River Farm Historic Overlay District (WHOD)
April 13, 2021
Tax Map Parcel:
102-2 ((01)) 20
The Planning Commission’s public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-IV-MV1 was held on March 17, 2021 and the commissioners recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt the plan amendment. The PC verbatim and decision are available online. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on this item on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
On November 17, 2020, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for a potential River Farm Historic Overlay District (HOD) on Tax Map Parcel 102-2 ((01)) 20 in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. A zoning ordinance amendment and zoning map change will be considered concurrently. The adopted Plan for this area recommends private recreation.
On October 20, 2020, the Board directed the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to analyze and gather information regarding the possible creation of an expedited Historic Overlay District (HOD) for River Farm, as well as other potential options to protect the property. The River Farm property has an extensive history dating back to George Washington and has become a community landmark. It has great potential significance in the built environment, archaeological resources, existing landscape, and the use of the property by the community. The property is listed on the Fairfax County Inventory of Historic Sites as “Wellington/George Washington’s River Farm.” The Comprehensive Plan Map shows the property as planned for private recreation uses; there is no site-specific plan recommendation for the property.
Click on the map (above) for a detailed enlargement of the area.