Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-1380
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Fred Selden,
Director

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 Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123).

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

Community Engagement

Since the spring of 2018, the county has been working on the study for the McLean CBC.  A  consultant agency, Streetsense, worked with McLean residents to create a draft vision plan that has been a basis for the task force, the community, and the county to develop Comprehensive Plan recommendations. 

In June 2018 the community participated in three workshops, during which participants told us what they wanted to see for the future of the CBC.  Using the information from the workshops, Streetsense designed and presented a draft vision plan in September 2018.  

Two community open houses were held to build on the draft vision plan. The first open house focused on an initial framework plan, which outlined major elements of the vision.  The second focused on a refined draft of the vision plan, which included an illustrative site plan of downtown McLean made with input from the first open house. 

In December 2018, Streetsense completed and presented a final vision plan after compiling and analyzing community input received at the open houses.  The study’s task force, made up of McLean residents, has since been working with county staff and the community to translate this vision into recommendations for changes to the Comprehensive Plan. The task force’s monthly meetings are open to the public.

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)