Authorized for Public Hearing
The following proposed amendments to the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance are scheduled to be authorized or have been authorized for advertisement of public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Please note that hearing dates and times may be subject to change.
For the convenience of the public, copies of the Staff Reports for the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments are available for review in portable document format (PDF) below. Some attachments to the Staff Reports may not be available in electronic format. If you are interested in viewing these documents, please contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314.
Wireless Telecommunication Infrastructure
The proposed amendment is on the 2018 Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program and is in response to new telecommunications legislation that became effective on July 1, 2018, after the 2018 Virginia General Assembly adopted House Bill 1258 and Senate Bill 405. The Virginia Code now defines the term “administrative review-eligible project” (AREP) to include two types of projects: (1) installation or construction of a new that structure that is not more than 50 feet in height and meets all other applicable criteria; and (2) the col-location on an existing structure of a wireless facility that is not a small cell facility. The legislation prohibits localities from requiring a special exception for AREPs, but allows localities to require administrative review for the issuance of a zoning permit for these projects. The legislation also allows localities to continue requiring special exception approval for projects that do not quality for AREPs or small cell facilities, subject to limits. The proposed amendment would implement House Bill 1258 and Senate Bill 405.
|Public Review||On July 27, 2018, when the Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement of public hearings for the Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure Zoning Ordinance Amendment, amendment language was presented. However, the staff report and finalized amendment that will be advertised was not available. The draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment as revised through August 3, 2018, is available for public review below. Given the current public hearing schedule and advertisement requirements, there is no opportunity to schedule a meeting to discuss the amendment with interested stakeholders prior to the publication of the staff report and the processing of the ads. However, staff will consider any input on the August 3rd draft amendment before finalizing the Zoning Ordinance amendment staff report and advertisement, provided that the input is received prior to August 15, 2018. Please contact ORDADMIN@fairfaxcounty.gov or Lorrie Kirst at 703-324-1314 if you have any comments, concerns or questions regarding the draft amendment.|
|Deadline for Public Comments||
August 15, 2018
|PC Public Hearing Date||September 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.|
|BOS Public Hearing Date||
September 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
|Related Documents||Draft Staff Report (8/3/2018)|