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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 Current Plan Amendments page to view other Plan amendments being reviewed.

2020-CW-2CP - Housing Element and Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy

Description

On September 25, 2018, the Board authorized PA 2018-IV-T1 that directed staff to On July 14, 2020, the Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Housing and Land Use elements of the Policy Plan and for specific guidance in Area Plans and the Glossary related to Workforce Dwelling Units (WDUs) based on the policy adjustments recommended by the WDU Policy Task Force on June 30, 2020, as well as other appropriate updates to the Housing element of the Policy Plan. This effort will not include the recommendations in the Reston plan at this time as these will be addressed separately. Furthermore, the upcoming preservation task force may have additional changes which will be handled as appropriate at the conclusion of that effort. The Board also directed staff to actively engage stakeholders in the review of these amendments. Finally, the Board directed staff to prepare revisions to the Board of Supervisors’ WDU Policy Administrative Guidelines and Tysons Corner Urban Center WDU Policy Administrative Guidelines to be consistent with the WDU Policy Task Force recommendations.

PC Public Hearing Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents Staff Report

South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Nomination Screening & Proposed Revisions to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program

Description

This report details the staff and task force recommendations for including or excluding South County SSPA nominations on the Work Program and additional staff-recommended revisions to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. 

PC Public Hearings

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

PC Mark-up of the Work Program Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Action Item Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Related Documents Staff Report

2018-IV-T1 - Huntington Avenue/Richmond Highway Intersection Study

Description

On September 25, 2018, the Board authorized PA 2018-IV-T1 that directed staff to consider a Comprehensive Plan amendment to assess the potential removal of the planned grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Richmond Highway. The grade-separated interchange would be a land-intensive design that would not promote the type of walkable, bikeable environment that is desired for the area. The authorization stated that the amendment should identify suitable at-grade alternative(s) that meet the multimodal needs of the area and are more in harmony with the land use planning for the immediate area and that contribute to the gateway character of the CBC, which is the point of entry to Fairfax County for people traveling south from the City of Alexandria.

This Plan Amendment is concurrent with Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV5 which is undergoing a transportation analysis in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

PC Public Hearing Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents Staff Report

2018-IV-MV5 - North Gateway Community Business Center (CBC) Sub-units A-1, A-2, A-3

Description

On September 25, 2018, the Board authorized the consideration of PA 2018-IV-MV5 for the North Gateway CBC Sub-units A-1, A-2 and A-3 (Tax Map Parcels 83-2((1))1, 2A, 2B, and 2C; 83- 3((1))67A, 69, 69A,70, and 101) in the Richmond Highway Corridor Area, Mount Vernon Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The Board requested that staff consider increasing the maximum planned intensity from 1.65 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to a 2.0 FAR for Sub-units A-1 and A-2; altering the language regarding parcel consolidation to consider consolidation options with Sub-unit A-3; and, reconfiguring the planned road network within the CBC to include alternative access from Huntington Avenue.

This Plan Amendment is concurrent with Plan Amendment 2018-IV-T1 which is undergoing a transportation analysis in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

PC Public Hearing Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, December 1, 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

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