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. Project FAQs are also included in the additional information section below.