Planning Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Check the DPD Operating Status webpage for more information.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leanna O'Donnell,

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. 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 other Plan amendments under review.

Plan Amendment 2022-III-FC2 - Affordable Housing at the Government Center

Plan Amendment (PA) 2022-III-FC2, as authorized on April 12, 2022, considers an increase in the planned intensity up to 0.4 floor area ratio (FAR) on Tax Map Parcels 56-1 ((15)) 14A and 14B (Parcels 14A and 14B), which include the main Government Center building, the associated surface parking (including Parking Lots G and H), Residences at Government Center development, and other ancillary uses. The increase in intensity would be in support of additional affordable and workforce housing and related uses. The authorization also directed staff to consider editorial revisions to the remainder of the Government Center campus, such as the Herrity, Pennino, and Public Safety Headquarters buildings and several, and other nearby developments that have historically been linked to the Government Center plan; these revisions would reflect existing development in these additional areas that have been developed per the Plan guidance and would not consider substantive land use and intensity changes.

PC Public Hearing: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Planning Commission has deferred decision only to January 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. View PC Action

BOS Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment 2022-IV-MV1 - Beacon of Groveton

On January 25, 2022, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan Amendment (PA) 2022-IV-MV1 for Tax Map Parcel 93-1 ((1)) 98A located at 6858 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 22306. This proposed Plan amendment considers an affordable, independent living facility with alternative ground-floor uses on a site that is approved for office and retail uses and developed as an interim park space. The entitlement for office and retail uses, as well as the interim park space were approved with the adjacent Beacon of Groveton apartments to the north and west of the subject property, under RZ 2004-LE-012. The office and retail uses remain unbuilt.

PC Public Hearing: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • On December 8, 2022, the Planning Commission voted 11-0 to recommend that the Board adopt the staff recommendation as shown on pages 11-12 of the Staff Report.

BOS Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment SSPA 2021-IV-4MV - 2806 Popkins Lane

On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized consideration of Plan Amendment SSPA 2021-IV-4MV for a 5.5 acre site (Tax Map Parcel 93-1 ((1)) 7) on the north side of Popkins Lane, approximately ¼-mile east of Richmond Highway, east of Memorial Heights Drive, and west of Bryant Town Court, in the Mount Vernon District. This property was nominated for a land use change through the 2019-2020 South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process and was screened by the Mount Vernon SSPA Task Force and the Planning Commission for inclusion on the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program prior to the Board’s authorization. The nomination proposed up to 33 single family attached (townhouse) units. The nomination noted that Verizon purchased and developed the property in the 1950s with a telecommunication switching station, and, since that time, only the portion of the site with frontage on Popkins Lane has been needed for this use. As a result, Verizon intends to subdivide and sell the rear portion of property for development.

PC Public Hearing: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Planning Commission has deferred decision to Wednesday July 14, 2021.  Read Verbatim
  • Update from July 14: Planning commission voted to adopt PA-2021-00006. Read Verbatim

BOS Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 

  • Board of Supervisors deferred decision to October 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.  Read Board Summary    
  • Board of Supervisors deferred decision to Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.  Read Board Summary

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment 2015-IV-RH1 - Topgolf Site, Kingstowne Area

Plan Amendment 2015-IV-RH1 concerns approximately 17.4 acres within the RH4-Lehigh Community Planning Sector of the Rose Hill Planning District in the 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:  The Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred this public hearing.

BOS Public Hearing: TBD

Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV2 - 8800 Richmond Highway

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.

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

BOS Public Hearing: TBD

Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

For More Information

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

You may also subscribe to the Comprehensive Plan Announcements e-mail service to receive periodic announcements about the Comprehensive Plan.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant