Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Authorized for Public Hearing

The following proposed amendments to the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance are scheduled to be authorized or have been authorized for advertisement of public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Please note that hearing dates and times may be subject to change.

For the convenience of the public, copies of the Staff Reports for the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments are available for review in portable document format (PDF) below.  Some attachments to the Staff Reports may not be available in electronic format. If you are interested in viewing these documents, please contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314.

Wellington at River Farm Historic Overlay District (WHOD)


On November 17, 2020, the Board adopted a Resolution, directing staff to analyze the Wellington at River Farm property located at 7931 East Boulevard Drive (Tax Map Parcel 102-2 ((1)) 20), currently owned and operated by the American Horticultural Society, for inclusion within the proposed Wellington at River Farm Historic Overlay District (WHOD). A copy of the Board Matter and Resolution is provided below. 

As one of several components required to establish the WHOD, the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment would create new regulations with an emphasis on the protection of existing features of historic significance, such as contributing structures, cultural landscapes, viewsheds and potential archaeological resources. Additional components include the Staff Report on the Proposal for the Establishment of the Wellington at River Farm Historic Overlay District (WHOD Study Report), which identifies the proposed historic overlay district (HOD) boundaries, the significance of the area to be protected by inclusion in the HOD, and a description of present trends, conditions, and public objectives for preservation; a Comprehensive Plan Amendment PA 2020 IV-MV1, addressing the proposed establishment of the WHOD; and rezoning application RZ 2021-MV-001, to add the WHOD to the property and define the boundaries of the WHOD on the Zoning Map. 

Information on the rezoning application is available from the Zoning Evaluation Division at 703-324-1290 or by visiting the Wellington at River Farm Rezoning webpage and information on the Plan Amendment is available from the Planning Division at 703-324-1380 or by visiting the Wellington at River Farm Plan Amendment webpage.

PC Public Hearing

March 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The public hearing will be held electronically due to the State of Emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOS Public Hearing

April 13, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

The public hearing may be held electronically due to the State of Emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Board Resolution

Under Consideration

The following topic areas are actively being researched and evaluated by staff to develop a proposal for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.  These potential amendments have not been formally authorized by the Board of Supervisors for public hearing at this time.  

Topic Description Category


The amendment under consideration would define agritourism, list specific agritourism activities, and establish related use limitations in accordance with the agritourism provisions of the Code of Virginia.

For more information, visit the Agritourism and Related Changes - Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment webpage.


Adult Day Care Centers

On January 28, 2020, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to review current Zoning Ordinance provisions related to adult day care centers and align those requirements, where appropriate, with the current requirements for child care centers, including but not limited to restoring them as a by-right use in industrial districts and to re-evaluate the need for outdoor recreation space. Any revised provisions brought forward for public hearing, continue to include a mechanism that will allow the Health Care Advisory Board an opportunity to review the proposal prior to the center becoming operational.

Review the Adult Day Care Centers Strawman Overview

Hollin Hills Subdivision 

The amendment would establish a Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District (HHHOD) with associated design guidelines. 

For more information, visit the Hollin Hills HOD Plan Amendment webpage.

Holmes Run Acres 

The amendment would establish a Holmes Run Acres Historic Overlay District (HRAHOD) with associated design guidelines. 

For more information, visit the Holmes Run Acres HOD Plan Amendment webpage.


zMOD - Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project

ZOAWP - Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program


Recently Adopted Amendments

For Zoning Ordinance amendments that have been adopted since the publication of the Zoning Ordinance Reprint dated June, 2017, visit the Recently Adopted Amendments page.

Zoning Ordinance Announcements

To receive periodic announcements about proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, subscribe to the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments e-mail service.  (Under the Land Use & Development topic area, select Zoning Ordinance Amendments - Proposed).

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