An application for the installation of a new structure with small cell facilities that meets the requirements under subsection 4102.4.Y of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance will be processed as a type of Administrative Review-Eligible Project (AREP) under Sect. 15.2-2316.3 of the Code of Virginia and is subject to Zoning Administrator approval of an AREP permit. Such application is also subject to Sect. 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia. The AREP application combines the zoning reviews and the reviews required under Sect. 15-2-2232.
AREPs are subject to the following:
- Must not exceed 50 feet above ground level.
- New AREPs with attached wireless facilities must be located at least 300 feet from any other existing, or permitted but unconstructed, utility distribution or transmission pole if located in a residential zoning district. In all other zoning districts new AREPs must be located at least 100 feet from any other existing, or permitted but unconstructed, utility distribution or transmission pole. New AREPs proposed to be located within the boundaries of a local historic district must be referred to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for its review and recommendation. The ARB may also assist the Zoning Administrator with her review of new AREPs proposed to locate within a Virginia Byway or on property that is both adjacent to a Virginia Byway and listed on the County Inventory of Historic Sites.
- All new AREPs must conform to requirements set forth in the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance, applicable Policy Plan guidance, the urban design guidelines in the Comprehensive Plan, and any applicable area urban design guidelines.
- Applicants must provide documentation of the property owner’s permission to install a new structure. For new AREPs proposed to locate on Fairfax County Park Authority properties, contact the Park Planning & Development Division at 703-324-8741. For facilities proposed to locate on school properties, contact Fairfax County Public Schools.