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.
Dam Break Inundation Zones
The proposed amendment: (1) Adds safety and protection from impounding structure failure as a purpose of the Zoning Ordinance; (2) Requires that developments in dam break inundation zones of state-regulated impounding structures that are mapped and on file with the county be identified on site plans and plans for various types of zoning applications; (3) Requires that the county send copies of site plans to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for review and a determination of whether the proposed development will change the hazard classification of the impounding structure; (4) Requires that, if the hazard classification increases, the developer must either redesign the development to avoid the increase in classification, or prepare an engineering study and a cost estimate for any necessary upgrades to the impounding structure and pay ½ the cost of the upgrades into a state administered fund; and (5) Following completion of the development, the developer must provide the dam owner and the County with the information necessary for the dam owner to update the dam break inundation zone map to reflect any new development within the dam break inundation zone.Associated amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance and Public Facilities Manual are being processed concurrently with this amendment.
|PC Public Hearing||July 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.|
|BOS Public Hearing||September 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.|
|Related Documents||Staff Report|