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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Staff Reports for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments Scheduled for Public Hearing

The Code of Virginia requires localities to review their Comprehensive Plans at least once every five years. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is evaluated more frequently to manage the dynamic changes in the County and to conduct Plan maintenance.  Plan amendments are initiated by a motion by the Board of Supervisors.  In order for an amendment to be adopted, it must be the subject of a public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. See the Planning Commission's Meeting Calendar for information about currently scheduled Planning Commission public hearings. The Board of Supervisors must vote to adopt the amendment in order to change the Plan.  

Staff reports for the proposed amendments scheduled for public hearing are listed below in PDF format.

This page contains only Plan amendments for which staff reports have been published.  Please visit the Plan Amendments page to view other Plan amendments currently being reviewed.

2018-IV-BK1 & 2018-IV-TR1 Huntley Meadows Park Path and Trail Plan Amendments

Description

On March 20, 2018 following the approval of Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1 (Embark Richmond Highway), the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the planned bicycle and trail facilities within Huntley Meadows Park (Tax Maps 92-1, 92-3, and 92-4) in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Lee Supervisor District. The Bicycle Master Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan, currently recommends a shared use path in the northern part of Huntley meadows Park. The shared use path would connect with a planned bike lane on Lockheed Boulevard to the east and an existing bike trail along South Van Dorn Street to the west. The Board requested the staff expeditiously consider amending the Bicycle Plan to remove the shared use path from the Plan. The Countywide Trails Plan, a component of the comprehensive Plan, currently recommends a minor paved trail along the southern and eastern edges of Huntley Meadows Park, mostly located within a major power line easement. The trail would connect to a minor paved trail on Hayfield Road to the west that ultimately connects to a major train on Telegraphy Road, and with a minor paved trail on Harrison lane on the east.

PC Public Hearing

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

2018-IV-MV2 - 8800 Richmond Highway

Description On March 6, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 8800 Richmond Highway (Tax Map parcels 109-2((1))18C, 19 and 20) in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District.Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV2 considers residential use at a density up to 8 dwelling units per acre for an approximately eight acre area located at 8800 Richmond Highway (Tax Map parcels 109-2((1))18C, 19 and 20) currently planned for private open space. The Board’s authorization requested that staff consider full parcel consolidation and the ability for development to conform with Policy Plan guidance on Environmental Quality Corridors (EQCs), including the demonstration of any circumstances that merit disturbance to the EQC, and the provision of mitigation/compensation measures resulting in a net environmental benefit to the parcels and net benefits relating to most, if not all, the objectives of the EQC policy that are applicable to the proposed disturbances.  The authorization also identified a need for proposed redevelopment to be consistent with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) widening of Richmond Highway.
PC Public Hearing

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The Planning Commission deferred indefinitely the public hearing for Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV2

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

July 19 PC Verbatim

October 24 PC Verbatim

Submission DSC-D1-2 (Jackson Property) of the Dulles Suburban Center Study (Plan Amendment 2013-III-DS1)

Description

On July 9, 2013, through the approval of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Work Program, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Plan Amendment (PA) 2013-III-DS1 for consideration of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Dulles Suburban Center. As a part of the Dulles Suburban Center Study, submissions to suggest potential changes to the Dulles Suburban Center section of the Comprehensive Plan were received, including Submission DSC-D1-2 (Jackson Property).

Submission DSC-D1-2 (Jackson Property), located at 13717 Frying Pan Road, Tax Map # 24-2((1))2, 3, 4 is approx. 7.35 ac. and is located in the Dranesville Supervisor District. Tax Map # 24-2((1)) 2, 3, 4 is planned for public park use and office use up to .15 FAR, with an option for consolidation with the Tax Map # 24-2 ((1)) 1, 10, with conditions. The amendment will consider adding an option for the subject properties for residential use up to a density of 5 dwelling units per acre (du/ac).

PC Public Hearing

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The Planning Commission deferred indefinitely the public hearing for Submission DSC-D1-2. 

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents

Staff Report

PC Verbatim

2016 Fairfax Forward Process Evaluation

Description The 2016 Fairfax Forward evaluation focuses on whether the new process for amending the Comprehensive Plan, which replaced the Area Plans Review (APR) process, has resulted in a better approach to land use planning in the county. The evaluation recommends modifications to Fairfax Forward to improve the process.
PC Public Hearing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:15 p.m.  

On May 25, 2016 the Planning Commission deferred decision indefinitely.

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents

Staff Report

15-IV-T1 - Newington Road

Description On July 28, 2015, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Newington Road in the Springfield Planning District, Mount Vernon Magisterial Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends widening Newington Road to 4 lanes, from Loisdale Road to Cinder Bed Road (including improving an existing one-lane underpass under the CSX railroad tracks) and upgrading the existing 2-lane segment, from Cinder Bed Road to Telegraph Road, to meet current safety and design standards. Improvements could include widening existing lanes, reducing curves, adding sidewalks, bicycle facilities, turn lanes, or some combination, where necessary. The existing plan does not include adding lanes to this section of Newington Road. The Board requested that staff consider the removal of all planned transportation improvements, identified in the Comprehensive Plan and policy documents, for the segment of Newington Road located between Cinder Bed Road and Telegraph Road.
PC Public Hearing

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. 

The Planning Commission has deferred this item indefinitely.

BOS Public Hearing TBD
Related Documents Staff Report

For More Information

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