Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-1314
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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Parking Reimagined

Since August of 2021, Fairfax County staff from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Land Development Services (LDS), have been embarking 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 have 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, is 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 includes an in-depth evaluation of off-street parking and loading rates and regulations. The goal of this effort is modernization of parking and loading requirements, creating greater flexibility in the provision of parking for current and future land uses. The initiative involves an extensive analysis of parking and loading supply and demand factors, as well as local, regional, and national parking and loading trends.

In conjunction with an analysis of parking by staff and our consultant, we are conducting extensive outreach and listening sessions to gain important feedback from those impacted by parking as well as surveying the public on future proposed changes to parking and loading regulations. Please see the community engagement section below for more information on upcoming and past community engagement opportunities. As of January 2023, we have had more than 60 public and community meetings on the project, including 17 project town halls and open houses.  

For additional information about the Parking Reimagined project, including project goals, task summary and schedule, and project updates, please review the informational white paper. Past white papers that outline critical project milestones can be found in the documents section below. 

Community Engagement

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission Workshop – Parking Reimagined 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 16 and streamed online.

Past Meetings

Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee 
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Meeting Video


Board of Supervisors Land Use Policy Committee 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Open House
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Open House
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Open House
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Meeting Video  |  Meeting Chat Log


Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Meeting Video


McLean Citizens Association 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Meeting Video


Reston Planning & Zoning
Monday, November 21, 2022


Transportation Advisory Commission 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Franconia Land Use Committee 
Monday, November 14, 2022


Trails Sidewalks and Bikeways Committee 
Wednesday, November 9, 2022


Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations 
Monday, November 7, 2022 


South County Federation 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce 
Monday, October 24, 2022


Reston Town Center Association
Monday, October 17, 2022 


Parking Reimagined Virtual Open House #5
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 


Parking Reimagined Virtual Open House #4
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Virtual Open House #3
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Meeting Video


Sully District Council of Citizens Associations 
Monday, August 15th, 2022 


Parking Reimagined Virtual Open House #2
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Meeting Video


Planning Commission’s Land Use Process Review Committee (LUPR)
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Virtual Open House #1
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Meeting Video


Parking Reimagined Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Meeting Video


Planning Commission, Tysons Committee
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Meeting Video


Board of Supervisors Land Use Policy Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Meeting Video (Parking Reimagined begins at 43:21 mark) 


Parking Reimagined Religious Uses Forum   
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Meeting Video


Board of Supervisors Land Use Policy Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Meeting Video


Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Meeting Video


Lee District Virtual Town Hall  
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Meeting Video


Mount Vernon District Virtual Town Hall 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Meeting Video


Dranesville District Virtual Town Hall 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Meeting Video


Sully District Virtual Town Hall 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Meeting Video


Providence Virtual Town Hall
Monday, November 22, 2021
Meeting Video


Mason District Virtual Town Hall 
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Meeting Video


Hunter Mill District Virtual Town Hall 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Meeting Video


Braddock District Virtual Town Hall 
Monday, November 8, 2021
Meeting Video


Board of Supervisors Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Meeting Video

Related Resources

Background Research (Nelson/Nygaard)

Documents

November 2022 DRAFT Recommendations to Article 6

Section 6100. Off-Street Parking

Section 6101. Off-Street Loading

Section 6102. Bicycle Parking Requirements

Parking Reimagined Crosswalk

February 2023 DRAFT Recommendations to Article 6

Article 6 DRAFT Text

Minimum Parking Requirement Comparison Chart

March 21, 2023 Board of Supervisors Authorization

Board Agenda Item

Board of Supervisors Resolution 

White Papers

Parking Reimagined Project - Informational White Paper (October 2021 Kickoff)

Parking Reimagined Project - Informational White Paper (March 2022 Update)

Parking Reimagined Project - Informational White Paper (June 2022 Update)

Parking Reimagined Project - Informational White Paper (November 2022 Update)

Parking Reimagined Project - Informational White Paper (February 2023 Update)

Other

Parking Outreach and Engagement Plan (Nelson/Nygaard) 

Parking Reimagined Notification Flyer

Maps

Presentations

Stay Informed

To subscribe to email updates on the project, please visit the Email Subscriptions page, and select the 'Off-Street Parking and Loading ZOA' option.

To submit feedback, questions or comments about this project, please contact Michael Davis, Parking Program Manager with Land Development Services, or Austin Gastrell, Planner with the Department of Planning and Development at DPDLDSParkingAmendment@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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