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

Track a SSPA Plan Amendment

On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program (Work Program), which included authorizations for 10 Plan amendments in the Lee, Mason, and Mount Vernon Districts resulting from the South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) screening phase. The Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process is an opportunity to participate in land use planning in Fairfax County by reviewing proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan for individual sites.

The Comprehensive Plan guides decisions on land use and physical development in the county over the next 20- 30 years. The plan addresses different topics that affect how you experience the places where you live, work, shop, and recreate in the county. The current 2019-2020 SSPA process focused on proposals in the southern portion of the County, consisting of the Lee, Mason, and Mount Vernon Supervisor Districts (the Braddock and Springfield Districts are included in the process, however, no proposals were received in those districts). In each district, the proposals, called “nominations,” were submitted during an open submission period in fall 2019, and district-wide Community Task Forces were established to review and provide recommendations on which nominations should be studied further and added to the Comprehensive Plan Work Program. The county’s Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors have reviewed these recommendations and approved the following Plan Amendments for study on the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program.

SSPA Plan Amendments

  1. 2550 Huntington Avenue (PA-2021-00007) - Expedited Track

  2. 2806 Popkins Lane (PA-2021-00006) - Expedited Track

  3. 4312 Ravensworth Road (PA-2021-00009)

  4. 6152 Leesburg Pike/Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center (PA-2021-00002)

  5. Engleside Trailer Park/Ray’s Mobile Home Colony (PA-2021-00003) - Deferred

  6. First Christian Church (PA-2021-00001)

  7. Huntington Metro Station (PA-2021-00005) - Standard Track

  8. I-95 Corridor Area – Land Unit K South (PA-2021-00010)

  9. Mount Vernon Highway SNA (PA-2021-00004) - Standard Track

  10. Van Dorn TSA Land Units D and E (part) (PA-2021-00008)

Timeline & Next Steps

The SSPA process now shifts into the Work Program Implementation Phase, which will involve detailed staff analysis and community Task Force review of the amendments. County Agencies will study and provide comments on subjects such as Land Use, Environment, Housing, and Parks & Recreation for review by the Task Forces. Following the Task Force process, the plan amendments will be reviewed by the Planning Commission & the Board of Supervisors. Three of the amendments will follow an expedited review schedule; they will be reviewed several months ahead of the standard track plan amendments. 

Expedited Track: March 2021 - July 2021

  • Task Force Process - March 16, 2021 to April 27, 2021
  • Planning Commission Hearing - June 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (Decision on June 30, 2021 if needed)
  • Board of Supervisors Hearing - July 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Standard Track: June 2021 - April 2022

  • Task Force Process - June 15, 2021 to December 28, 2021
  • Planning Commission Hearing - March 23, 2022 (Decision on March 30, 2022 if needed)
  • Board of Supervisors  Hearing - April 26, 2022

How to Get Involved

1. Attend Task Force Meetings

The Task Forces will review the plan amendments from March 2021 through January 2022 in a series of public meetings, which will be held virtually via Webex due to the Governor’s Emergency Declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. For more information on the task force meeting schedule, details on how to access or request a training on the Webex platform, please scroll below

2. Submit a Comment

Public comments to the task forces may be submitted via email or through pre-recorded video messages to the District Supervisor’s offices:

3. Attend and/or Provide Testimony to the Planning Commission

The Task Forces will share their recommendations with the Planning Commission before they hold a series of public hearings on the plan amendments. The Planning Commission will then make a recommendation on which plan amendments should be adopted to the Board of Supervisors. For more information on public hearings and how to provide testimony, visit the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors webpages. Scroll down below to see a Task Force Meeting schedule for each Supervisor District. Dates, meeting times, and supplemental information is regularly posted before and after each meeting.

4. Connect with Us

Sign up to receive free email updates by selecting “Comprehensive Plan Announcements” in the County’s email subscription list, located or follow
the Fairfax Land Use Planning Facebook page for the latest information about SSPA plan amendments.

5. Spread the Word

Whether you can attend a task force meeting or wish to submit comment, you can share the nominations and the task force meeting information with others.

Task Force Meeting Information

Lee District Task Force

Mason Task Force

Mount Vernon Task Force

Need a Translation?

Language translation services for the task force meetings are available to those who speak a language other than English. To request translation, please call 703-324-4256 (TTY 711) or email Sarah.Godfrey@FairfaxCounty.gov at least one week before the meeting date.


¿Necesita una traducción? El Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo de Fairfax County ofrece servicios de traducción de idiomas sin cargo. Para solicitar la traducción de un documento o los servicios de un intérprete en una reunión, escriba por correo electrónico a sarah.godfrey@fairfaxcounty.gov o llame al 703-324-4256. Las solicitudes de servicios de intérpretes deben enviarse una semana antes de la reunión.


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