Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Leanna O'Donnell,
Director

Staff Reports for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments Scheduled for Public Hearing

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 and the Board of Supervisors. 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 in PDF format.

This page contains only Plan amendments for which staff reports have been published.  Please visit the Plan Amendments page to view other Plan amendments currently being reviewed.

2018-CW-2CP - Natural Landscaping at County Facilities

Description On November 20, 2018, the Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a plan amendment to incorporate support for natural landscaping at county facilities within the Policy Plan volume of the Comprehensive Plan. Plan Amendment 2018-CW-2CP proposes to add an objective and related policies to the Public Facilities element of the Policy Plan so that public facilities and sites would be designed, retrofitted, and maintained in an environmentally-sensitive manner with a focus on natural landscaping. Additionally, a definition for Natural Landscaping would be added to the Glossary of the Comprehensive Plan.
PC Public Hearing Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents Staff Report

2018-IV-S2 - Terminal Road

Description On July 31, 2018 the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Terminal Road (Tax Map Parcel 99-1((1))5E) in the Springfield Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The area is planned for industrial use at an intensity of 0.35 FAR. The amendment considers hotel, restaurant and self-storage uses on the subject property up to an intensity of 0.70 FAR, and evaluates access options from Loisdale Road, Newington Road and Terminal Road as well as the adopted Transportation Plan recommendations for the Loisdale Road and Newington Road intersection.  PA 2018-IV-S2 is under review concurrently with Special Exception application SE 2018-MV-015.
PC Public Hearing

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred this public hearing.

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents

Staff Report

December 4 PC Verbatim

2015-IV-RH1 - Topgolf Site, Kingstowne Area

Description Plan Amendment #PA-2015-IV-RH1 concerns approximately 17.4 acres within the RH4-Lehigh Community Planning Sector of the Rose Hill Planning District (Tax Map Parcels 91-2 ((1)) 35A and 35B) (Lee Supervisor District). The amendment considers amending Plan guidance to add an option for a mix of residential uses, up to approximately 275 units and up to 20,000 gross square feet of retail uses. Retail uses may be increased up to 70,000 gross square feet to accommodate an appropriate retail anchor such as a grocery store.
PC Public Hearing

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred this public hearing.

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents Staff Report

2018-IV-MV2 - 8800 Richmond Highway

Description On March 6, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 8800 Richmond Highway (Tax Map parcels 109-2((1))18C, 19 and 20) in the Mount Vernon Planning District, 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.
PC Public Hearing

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred this public hearing.

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

July 19 PC Verbatim

October 24 PC Verbatim

For More Information

Contact the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Development at 703-324-1380 (TTY 711).

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