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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-CW-1CP Continuing Care Facility

Description

Plan Amendment 2018-CW-1CP is a Comprehensive Plan amendment that sets forth new county-wide policy guidelines for the development of a continuing care facility (CCF), a community service facility offering a continuum of accommodation, service, and care options to facilitate the opportunity to age in place or move within levels of support as care needs change.

PC Public Hearing

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

2017-III-P1 Northern Virginia Training Center and State Police Site

Description On October 24, 2017 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Northern Virginia Training Center and State Police Site (Tax Map Parcels 69-1 ((1)) 34 and 34A) in the Pohick Planning District, Braddock Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends Public Facilities, Governmental and Institutional Uses. A small area on the western edge of the parcel lies within a steam valley and Resource Protection Area, and is planned for Public Parks. The Board of Supervisors requested that staff begin a process to consider all potential uses for the site.
PC Public Hearing

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Decision deferred to Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Read Verbatim.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

2018-II-F1 - Roberts Road

Description

On January 23, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Roberts Road. The adopted Plan for this area recommends residential uses at 1-2 dwelling units per acre, with conditions for the higher end of the range. The Board of Supervisors requested that staff consider an amendment to single-family detached residential, commercial, and/or institutional uses for the subject property, in conjunction with a community engagement process.

PC Public Hearing

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

2017-CW-6CP - Non-Office Building Repurposing

Description

On December 5, 2017, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized PA 2017-CW-6CP as a follow-on motion to the approval of the Office Building Repurposing PA 2016-CW-4CP, which established guidance in the Policy Plan portion of the Comprehensive Plan (the Plan) to facilitate repurposing of vacant, partially vacant, or underutilized existing office buildings to other uses.  The Board directed staff to evaluate the need for similar Plan flexibility to support the repurposing of vacant non-office structures in the county. Following the authorization, staff confirmed that a narrower focus on retail and other commercial structures should be pursued that would respond to concerns that retail and related commercial markets will undergo significant changes in coming years, which may lead to vacancy issues in retail structures.  The proposed Plan amendment would add Plan flexibility to enable existing policies to be responsive to changes in the retail market.

PC Public Hearing

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

PC Verbatim

2018-III-BR1 - Dulles Suburban Center Boundary Change - Sully Station Shopping Center

Description On May 15, 2018 following the approval of Plan amendment 2013-III-DS1 (Dulles Suburban Center Study) the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Sully Station Shopping Center (Tax Map Parcels 44-3 ((7)) B2 and B3) in the Bull Run Planning District, Sully Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends retail use up to 0.25 Floor Area Ratio (FAR). The Board requested that staff consider extending the boundary of the Dulles Suburban Center to create a new land unit that includes the Sully Station shopping center.
PC Public Hearing

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

PC Verbatim

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

BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Addendum

PC Verbatim

2017 North County SSPA

Description On June 20, 2017 the Board of Supervisors adopted the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process to increase public participation in the development of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. The 2017 North County SSPA screening report consist of the staff summary reports and task force reports, as well as the original applications for six nominations within the Dranesville, Providence, and Sully Supervisor District. No nominations were received in within the Hunter Mill Supervisor District.
PC Public Hearing Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:10 a.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

PC Verbatim

2013-III-DS1 - Dulles Suburban Center Study

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. The Plan Amendment proposes updates to the Plan guidance based on the work of the Dulles Suburban Center Advisory Group and staff, who evaluated the existing conditions and the planned land uses for the Dulles Suburban Center, generally located to the east and south of the Washington Dulles International Airport along the Route 28 and Route 50 corridors. This Plan Amendment does not include proposed revisions to land use recommendations Land Units A, B, and L of the Dulles Suburban Center since they were the subject of recent land use studies or updates.
PC Public Hearing Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents

Staff Report

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

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