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Staff Reports for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The Code of Virginia requires localities to review their Comprehensive Plans at least once every five years. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is evaluated more frequently to manage the dynamic changes in the County and to conduct Plan maintenance.  Plan amendments are initiated by a motion by the Board of Supervisors.  In order for an amendment to be adopted, it must be the subject of a public hearing before the Planning Commission (PC) and the Board of Supervisors (BOS). See the Planning Commission's Meeting Calendar for information about currently scheduled Planning Commission public hearings. The Board of Supervisors must vote to adopt the amendment in order to change the Plan.  

Staff reports for the proposed amendments scheduled for public hearing are listed below. Click on an amendment to expand for more information.

This page contains only Plan amendments for which staff reports have been published.  Please visit the Current Plan Amendments page to view Plan amendments that are under review.

Authorized for Public Hearing

On February 22, 2022, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan Amendment (PA) 2022-III-FC1 for Tax Map Parcels 46-3 ((1)) 8 and 9B, located northwest of the interchange of Route 50 and West Ox Road within the Fairfax Center Area in the Sully Supervisor District. The subject site is owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority and contains undeveloped, wooded land. The site contains 1.12 acres and is planned for residential use at 2 dwelling units per acre (du/ac), with an overlay recommendation for office use up to 0.25 Floor Area Ratio (FAR). The Board requested that staff evaluate a Plan amendment for the site to consider affordable housing at a density of up to 35 dwelling units per acre (du/ac) with on-site supportive services that would serve low and very low-income individuals. Per the Plan amendment authorization, a noise impact study should be a key component in the review of the Plan amendment. The review of the Plan amendment is concurrent with rezoning application RZ-2023-SU-00006.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Resources

Staff Report

On October 11, 2022, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan Amendment (PA) 2022-II-F1 (PLUS Application PA-2022-00007) for Tax Map Parcels 57-3 ((1)) 17 and 57-4 ((1)) 14, which are currently developed with the Judicial Complex. The Board directed staff to consider the expansion of public facility uses, as well as new residential uses that may include affordable and supportive housing, and other uses supportive of the 2021 Judicial Complex Master Plan for the subject property.

The property is located in the F6 County Government Center Community Planning Sector in the Providence Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for the subject parcels recommends public facilities uses. This Plan amendment proposes approximately 2 million square feet of public facilities uses, which includes approximately 1.3 million square feet of existing public facilities uses and 700,000 square feet of new public facilities uses that will accommodate the expansion of the Judicial Complex. It also proposes up to 300 multi-family dwelling units with supporting childcare. This Plan amendment is being considered concurrently with a rezoning application RZPA-2022-PR-00152. 

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Resources

Staff Report

On December 5, 2023, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the WDU for-sale policy based on recommendations of the WDU For-Sale Policy Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force identified certain issues, and recommended improvements to the WDU program and underlying policy, including revising the income tiers served to a range of 70-100% AMI, and expanding the geographic applicability of the policy, among other recommendations. The Task Force included representatives from the county, affordable housing providers and advocates, and residential developers.

The Board also directed staff to evaluate the consistency between the for-sale and the rental programs and the effectiveness of the 100% AMI tier. This latter analysis was directed to include options and ranges for the percentages of income levels served, as appropriate, for the Board’s consideration. The Board also directed staff to prepare revisions to the Countywide and Tysons Urban Center WDU Administrative Policy Guidelines (Administrative Guidelines) for consideration in line with the proposed Plan Amendment. The administrative policy guidelines supplement the Comprehensive Plan recommendations and provide additional details directing implementation of the programs. 

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday June 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.  

Related Resources

Staff Report

On April 11, 2023, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized a study (SSPA 2023-III-1FC) of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for Sub-unit E1 (“Fair Lakes”) of the Fairfax Center Area in the Springfield Supervisor District in response to receiving several nominations for site-specific plan amendments in the sub-unit. On September 12, 2023, the Board re-authorized the study as a two-phase approach consisting of the following:

  • Phase I (SSPA 2023-III-1FC(A)) was authorized to consider land use and density/intensity recommendations for two specific parcels within the Fair Lakes study area [Tax Map Parcels 45-4 ((11)) A2 and 55-2 ((1)) 9A], as well as limited editorial revisions to the sub-unit recommendations.
  • Phase II (SSPA 2023-III-1FC(B)) will involve a larger visioning and land use study for the entire Plan sub-unit. Phase II will take additional time and funding to complete and is not scheduled for hearings at this time.

The intent of the Phase I review was to simultaneously consider two separate site-specific proposals, both of which are also subject to concurrent review of associated rezoning applications, along with minor edits to the related Sub-unit E1 recommendations; however, since the Phase I review began, progress on one of the two site-specific proposals has been temporarily paused by the developers, resulting in the necessary submittals being unavailable for review within the current Phase I timeline. Therefore, the current staff report and recommendations will focus on only the site-specific proposal for Tax Map Parcel 45-4 ((11)) A2. Review of a potential site-specific amendment for Tax Map Parcel 55-2 ((1)) 9A will be considered separately in the future, at such time as sufficient progress has been made on that proposal.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday June 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Resources

Staff Report

Deferred Indefinitely

On March 6, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 8800 Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon Supervisor District. Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV2 considers residential use at a density up to 8 dwelling units per acre for an approximately eight acre area located at 8800 Richmond Highway (Tax Map parcels 109-2((1))18C, 19 and 20) currently planned for private open space. The Board’s authorization requested that staff consider full parcel consolidation and the ability for development to conform with Policy Plan guidance on Environmental Quality Corridors (EQCs), including the demonstration of any circumstances that merit disturbance to the EQC, and the provision of mitigation/compensation measures resulting in a net environmental benefit to the parcels and net benefits relating to most, if not all, the objectives of the EQC policy that are applicable to the proposed disturbances.  The authorization also identified a need for proposed redevelopment to be consistent with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) widening of Richmond Highway.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: The Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred this public hearing.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: TBD

Related Resources

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

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