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Fairfax County, Virginia

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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. 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 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.

Planning Commission: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission has deferred decision to September 22, 2021.  View PC Verbatim

Board of Supervisors: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

Plan Amendment 2020-III-FC1 - Fairfax Center, Sub-Unit J3 (pt.)

On January 28, 2020, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan Amendment 2020-III-FC1 (Plus Record Number PA-2020-00025) for Tax Map Parcels 56-2 ((1)) 37A, 39 and 56-2 ((34)) C (Parcels 37A, 39 and C, respectively), a 6.9-acre area located at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 29) and Waples Mill Road. The subject properties are planned within Sub-unit J3 of the Fairfax Center Area Suburban Center and are located in the Braddock District. The proposed Plan amendment would add an alternative land use option that would support self storage use at an intensity of up to 1.0 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) on Parcels 37A and 39, subject to consolidation and other conditions, in order to facilitate intensification of the existing self storage use by constructing an additional five-story self-storage structure.

Planning Commission:  Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission has recommended approval of this plan amendment.  View PC Verbatim

Board of Supervisors:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1 - 7700 Leesburg Pike

On September 15, 2020, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan amendment 2020-II-M1 for Tax Map Parcel 39-2 ((1)) 57, located at 7700 Leesburg Pike in the Dranesville District, and in the Pimmit Community Planning Sector (M2) of the McLean Planning District. The proposed amendment would add an option to the Comprehensive Plan (Plan) to allow the development of single-family attached dwelling units at a density of up to 12-16 dwelling units per acre (du/ac). The Board’s authorization stated that the provision of high-quality open space should be a priority consideration and also established that this Plan Amendment will be reviewed concurrently with rezoning case RZ/FDP 2021-DR-006, which was accepted on March 5, 2021, and is currently under review. The development plan, revised through July 20, 2021, proposes a concept for 104 single-family attached townhomes units on the subject site with maximum heights up to 4 stories, which includes optional upper floor loft spaces and access to rooftop decks.

Planning Commission:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission deferred decision to Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  View PC Verbatim 

On October 6, the Planning Commission voted to recommend to the Board of Supervisors adoption of a Planning Commission alternative to the staff report recommendation for Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1.  View PC Verbatim

Board of Supervisors:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment PA-2021-00006 - 2806 Popkins Lane

On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized consideration of Plan Amendment 2021-00006 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.

BOS Public Hearing: Thursday, October 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP - Coastal Resource Management/Tidal Shoreline Erosion Control

On July 9, 2013, the Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to update the Environment element of the Policy Plan volume of the Comprehensive Plan. Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP entitled “Guidelines for Tidal Shoreline Erosion Control Measures” proposes to update the Plan guidance based on State code changes so that tidal shoreline erosion measures reference living shoreline approaches and the related guidance that references best available science and resources. Additionally, a definition for a Living Shoreline would be added to the Glossary of the Comprehensive Plan.

PC Public Hearing: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1 - 7501 Loisdale Road

On December 1, 2020, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 7501 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150 and identified in County records as Tax Map Parcel 90-4 ((1)) 3, 4 and 5 (Parcels 3, 4 and 5). All three parcels are currently vacant and heavily wooded. The subject site contains approx. 7.23 total acres, generally located on the eastern side of Loisdale Road, south of the Loisdale Estates community, and south and west of Loisdale Park in the Lee Supervisor District. The northern portion of this site (Parcel 3) is currently planned as public parks in the S7 - Springfield East Community Planning Sector at the baseline with an option to develop as low-rise office use under its C-2 (Limited Office District) zoning designation. The remainder of the site, Parcels 4 and 5, are both zoned I-3 (Light Intensity Industrial District) and recommended for industrial use at an intensity of 0.35 floor area ratio (FAR) as part of the Land Unit K in the I-95 Corridor Industrial Area.

PC Public Hearing: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

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

July 19, 2018 PC Verbatim

October 24, 2018 PC Verbatim

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