In August of 2021, Fairfax County staff from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Land Development Services (LDS), embarked on an initiative to review Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance which regulates off-street parking and loading. While amendments to off-street parking and loading regulations had occurred over the years to address certain uses and areas within the county, overall rates and regulations have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1988. The original aim for this project, known as Parking Reimagined, was an evaluation of existing parking rates to determine if adjustments of requirements to meet current parking demand is appropriate, while also examining County administration of parking regulations. Parking Reimagined included an in-depth evaluation of off-street parking and loading rates and regulations. The goal of this effort was modernization of parking and loading requirements, creating greater flexibility in the provision of parking for current and future land uses. The initiative involved an extensive analysis of parking and loading supply and demand factors, as well as local, regional, and national parking and loading trends.
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