Fairfax County has gathered public input on proposals to change the Comprehensive Plan for 23 sites in southern Fairfax County, including residential, office, retail, and mixed use properties near places like downtown Annandale, the Huntington and Franconia-Springfield Metro Stations and Richmond Highway.
These proposals, called nominations, were submitted and reviewed through the county's South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process - or SSPA for short. This process allows anyone to nominate site-specific land use changes to the Comprehensive Plan, the guiding document for land use and development decisions in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County wants input from people who live, work, recreate, or otherwise use the sites, to help district task forces to review these proposed land use changes to determine if they should be added to the county's Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program and further analyzed for their impacts and benefits. The task forces, which are made up of residents, business owners, and other members of the community, met from July through September 2020 and made recommendations on the nominations to the Fairfax County Planning Commission.