Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Marianne Gardner,

The Lincolnia Planning District Study

Map of the Lincolnia Planning District

The Lincolnia Planning District Study (Plan Amendment 2013-I-L1) is a two phase study with the first phase consisting of an editorial update to Comprehensive Plan guidance for the Lincolnia Planning District. This phase has concluded (see below). The second phase is ongoing (see below) and a  community task force is making a recommendation to designate a portion of the Lincolnia Planning District a Community Business Center. The recommendation includes a revitalization area designation that is coterminous with the CBC boundary, and an additional plan option (see all recommendations here). Phase Three of the study will begin in early Spring 2018 and will review substantive changes to Comprehensive Plan guidance for the potential Community Business Center and for the wider Lincolnia Planning District.

Phase II Public Hearings

Planning Commission:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Board of Supervisors:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

Phase II

This part of the Lincolnia Planning District Study is ongoing and a community task force recommends designating a portion of the Lincolnia area as a Community Business Center (CBC) within the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. Staff and the Planning Commission will also provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors who will decide this issue.  Based on the outcome of that consideration, the task force will then consider associated planning guidance, particularly land use and development intensity recommendations. In addition, the study will review and update planning guidance for the entire Lincolnia Planning District. The study will offer numerous opportunities for public input.

Phase I

Staff began work on Phase one in May of 2014, and concluded on October 20, 2015 with its adoption. The staff report for Phase I is available. Phase I had two major objectives:

  1. Evaluate the adopted Comprehensive Plan recommendations in order to verify that factual information was current. These updates were editorial in nature; therefore changes to planned land use and intensity, transportation, parks and recreation facilities, and /or public facilities were not evaluated. Updates primarily involved correcting factual information and reflecting existing development where appropriate.  
  2. Consider whether the Plan guidance for portions of the L3 Bren Mar Park Community Planning Sector and the Beltway South Industrial Area should be consolidated with the other recommendations for the Beltway South Industrial Area, in the Annandale Planning District.