Fairfax County is seeking public input on proposals to change the Comprehensive Plan for 22 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 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 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, will make recommendations on the nomination to the Fairfax County Planning Commission.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Task Force meetings for the SSPA process were temporarily postponed. The Task Forces will now be meeting electronically due to the Governor's Emergency Declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Task Forces will now review the submitted nominations starting from July through September 2020 in a series of public meetings, which will be held virtually via the WebEx conference platform. The public can attend and participate in these meetings through the video conference platform or by phone. There will be an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. The task force meetings will be recorded and will be published online following the meetings. Visit the Track a Nomination page for the meeting schedule and details on how to access or request a training on the WebEx platform.