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.
SSPA Plan Amendments
On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program (Work Program), which included authorizations for plan amendments in the Franconia, Mason, and Mount Vernon Districts resulting from the South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) screening phase. Details on the SSPA Plan amendments including timeline and task force meeting information is available on the Track a SSPA Plan Amendment webpage.
The 2019-2020 South County SSPA Process nomination period closed on December 3, 2019 and resulted in the submission of 26 nominations. The SSPA Staff Report, including staff and Task Force recommendations, can be found on the Track a Nomination page.