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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

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.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

  • On September 27, 2023, the Planning Commission voted 10-0 to recommend to the Board of Supervisors the adoption of staff’s recommendation on PA 2015-IV-RH1. View PC Action

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

  • On October 24, 2023, the Board of Supervisors deferred the public hearing to Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Related Resources

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum I (6/30/2021)

Staff Report Addendum II (9/13/2023)

On April 11, 2023 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of Comprehensive Plan amendment (PA) 2023-III-3UP for 3.79 acres of vacant land located west of the intersection of Centerview Drive and Thunderbolt Place. The parcel address is 3870 Centerview Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151 [Tax Map Parcel 34-4 ((12)) C7], which is located within Land Unit E-1 of the Dulles Suburban Center. The subject site is in the Sully Supervisor District.

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 23, 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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