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

2019 - 2020 South County SSPA Process

All SSPA task force meetings have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All meetings will be rescheduled.

SSPA SOUTH LOGO

 

The Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) Process 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 2019 SSPA cycle, Comprehensive Plan land use guidance for the southern portion of the County, including the Braddock, Lee, Mason, Mount Vernon and Springfield Supervisor Districts is being reviewed. For more information, please refer to the Guide to the 2019-2020 South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process.

Overview of the 2019 - 2020 SSPA Process

 

View the entire SSPA Process Video Playlist on the Fairfax County Government YouTube channel.

2019 South County SSPA Timelines

SSPA Screening

Open Nomination Period - September to December 2019

Nominations for potential Plan amendments may be submitted to the Planning Commission office.

Community Screening Phase - To Be Determined

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 - To Be Determined

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 - 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

Expedited Track

Task Force Meetings - October 2020

Planning Commission Public Hearings on the Nominations - January 2021

Board of Supervisors Public Hearings on the Nominations - February 2021

Standard Track

Task Force Meetings - January 2021-February 2021

Nominations not subject to VDOT Chapter 870 Review

Planning Commission Public Hearings on the Nominations - May 2021

Board of Supervisors Public Hearings on the Nominations - June 2021

Nominations subject to VDOT Chapter 870 Review

Planning Commission Public Hearings on the Nominations - to be determined

Board of Supervisors Public Hearings on the Nominations - to be determined

Stay Informed

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 listserv will provide timely announcements about the SSPA process, as well as announcements related to the Comprehensive Plan, plan amendments, special studies and other planning related activity.

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