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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 July 14, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (the Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to update the Public Facilities Element of the Policy Plan (PFEPP) and related Area Plans, including reviewing the alignment of those updates with the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The project was derived from recommendations from the Planning Commission (PC) Schools Committee Joint Task Force (Appendix 1) focused on the topics of Long-range Student Population Forecasting, School Proffers, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Recommendations, Co-location of Facilities, Equity and Access, and Economic Development. In addition to addressing these topics, the authorization for the Plan Amendment recommended a coordinated a comprehensive, countywide revision to the PFEPP. Staff’s coordination included interviews with stakeholder agencies that both plan for and review new county public facilities; alignment of the PFEPP with the Countywide Strategic Plan and One Fairfax Policy; input from the PC Land Use Process Review Committee; and multiple educational and input sessions to countywide stakeholders and residents.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

On March 20, 2024, the Planning Commission voted 10-0 to recommend to the Board of Supervisors the adoption of Plan Amendment 2020-CW-1CP, as shown in Appendix 5 of the staff report dated March 6, 2024, and as modified in the handout dated March 20, 2024. View PC Action

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Resources

Staff Report

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

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

Additional Information

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