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

2017 North County SSPA Process

SSPA

North County SSPA Map

The Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) is an opportunity to participate in Fairfax County's land use planning process by submitting proposals (called Nominations) to amend the Area Plan volumes of the Comprehensive Plan (the Plan) and/or the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Map through the Plan Amendment Work Program. The Comprehensive Plan is the guide used by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to make land use decisions.

The SSPA process, including the appointment of Task Force members, is organized by the County's Supervisor Districts. In the 2017 SSPA cycle, Comprehensive Plan land use guidance for the northern portion of the County, including the Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Providence and Sully Supervisor Districts, was reviewed. The map on the right depicts the locations of the nine supervisor districts within Fairfax County (click on the map to enlarge).

2017 North County SSPA Timeline

SSPA Screening

Open Nomination Period

September 5, 2017 to December 5, 2017 - Nominations for potential Plan amendments may be submitted to the Planning Commission office.

Community Screening Phase

Tentatively March 2018 thru May 2018 - A high-level review of each nomination will take place with community task forces that are appointed by each district supervisor.

Planning Commission Public Hearing

June 14, 2018 **Rescheduled to Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.**  - The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to review the recommendations made by the community task forces and staff, and recommend which Plan amendment nominations should be added to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. 

Board of Supervisors Action Item

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at time to be determined - The Planning Commission recommendation on the revised Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program will be presented to the Board of Supervisors as an Action Item, and the Board of Supervisors will take action to adopt a revised Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program.

SSPA Work Program Implementation

Plan Amendment Review

Summer 2018 to Winter 2019 - The formal review and the impact analysis of the Plan amendments that were added to the Plan Amendment Work Program will be conducted. This will include coordinated review and recommendations by community task forces.

Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors' Public Hearings

Winter 2019 to Spring 2020 - The Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings and take action on the nominations to amend the Comprehensive Plan.

Stay Informed

Like us on Facebook: The Fairfax County Land Use Planning Facebook page will provide timely announcements about the SSPA process, as well as announcements related to the Comprehensive Plan, Plan Amendments, special studies and other planning activity.

Subscribe to the Comprehensive Plan Announcements email service under the "Land Use & Development" heading: This email service will provide timely announcements about the SSPA process, as well as announcements related to the Comprehensive Plan, Plan Amendments, special studies and other planning activity.

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