Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study

Locator map of Mclean Community Business Center StudyOn April 10, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized a Comprehensive Plan (Plan) amendment to review the recommendations for the McLean Community Business Center (CBC).

The McLean CBC Study (Plan Amendment 2018-II-M1) will review recommendations for future land uses, development intensities, transportation, public facilities and urban design within the CBC. The last full review of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the CBC occurred in 1998, and the community and the county recognized the need to update the Plan recommendations.  The McLean CBC is approximately 230 acres and is centered around the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road and is located south of Dolly Madison Boulevard (Route 123).

Click on the map for a detailed enlargement of the area. 

Community Engagement

The study will include various steps along the way before updated Plan recommendations are developed. There will be many opportunities to participate throughout the study process.

The first step in the process was a series of workshops held at McLean High School in June to begin to develop a community vision for future development in the McLean CBC.

  • Workshop #1 - Market Influences and Development Decision Making
  • Workshop #2 - Planning, Design, and Placemaking
  • Workshop #3 - Community Immersion and Understanding

The first two meetings focused on establishing a common understanding around the topics of real estate economics and neighborhood planning with particular emphasis on how these issues can align with community objectives in the McLean CBC. The third meeting utilized information from the first two workshops to investigate various design and development options for the area.

The meetings were led by a consultant team and will result in a final vision report, vetted by the community that a task force and the county will then use to develop Plan recommendations. If you were unable to attend any of the workshops, we invite you to watch the videos of the workshops.  Links to the videos can be found below.

The community will have the opportunity in the fall to see the plans that result from the workshops at two open houses. Please stay tuned for dates and times for the open houses.

For More Information

Questions or comments can be emailed or directed to Katrina Newtson at (703) 324-1233.

To receive periodic announcements about the Study, subscribe to the McLean CBC Study news and information e-mail list.  (Under the Land Use & Development topic area, select McLean CBC study news and information)