In 2017, Fairfax County launched a major initiative to modernize its Zoning Ordinance that was first established over 40 years ago. Dubbed “zMOD,” the effort will help the County carry out its strategic plan to grow and diversify its economy. The modernization plan was presented on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Development Process Committee.
“We want to be sure that our ordinance is forward thinking in terms of being able to accommodate uses that we don’t know about today that will be here in the future,” said Barbara Byron, Director of the Department of Planning and Development. zMOD will work in tandem with the County’s existing process for amending its zoning laws by prioritizing proposed changes of county-wide significance.
Provide Feedback on Accessory Dwelling Units & Home-Based Businesses by 5/31
Fairfax County is seeking input from residents on two uses that are allowed in a dwelling – accessory dwelling units and home-based businesses. Learn more about the proposed changes by watching two short videos and submit feedback by taking the surveys below. These surveys will close on May 31, 2020.
Please note – the abbreviation ‘ADU’ does not apply to accessory dwelling units and is used for a different use, affordable dwelling units, which are created under specific Ordinance provisions.
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