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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Land Use Process Review Committee

 

Meetings will be held in the Board Conference Room of the Fairfax County Government Center unless announced otherwise. For meetings held in Conference Room 11, live audio from the meeting can be heard by calling 703-324-5300.

2020 Land Use Process Review Committee Members

John Ulfelder (Chairman)

John Carter (Vice Chairman)

Candice Bennett

Mary Cortina

Timothy Sargeant

Julie Strandlie

Peter Murphy


Next Meetings:

TBD

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

November 18, 2020

Meeting Agenda

Land Development Services staff gave a presentation on an overview of the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) to the committee. The presentations and handouts are attached below.

Meeting Handouts:

 

October 22, 2020

Meeting Agenda

The committee received a presentation by the Zoning Administration staff on the updates to the Proposed 2020 Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (zMOD). Staff reviewed and discussed Agricultural and Related Uses, Public, Industrial, and Community Uses, and Commercial Uses. The staff also presented updates on Goods Distribution Hubs and administration procedures, and enforcement. The presentations and handouts are attached below.

Meeting Handouts:

 

October 01, 2020

Meeting Agenda

The committee received a presentation by the Zoning Administration staff on the Proposed 2020 Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (zMOD). Staff went over updates to Industrial Uses, Residential Uses, Accessory Uses, and Temporary Uses. The presentations and handouts are attached below.

Meeting Handouts:

 

July 23, 2020

Meeting Agenda

The committee received a presentation by the Zoning Administration staff on the Proposed 2020 Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program (ZOAWP). In addition, the committee received a presentation by Clarion Associates, LLC, on the - Consolidated Draft for the Zoning Ordinance Modernization project (zMOD). The presentations and handouts are attached below.

Meeting Handouts:

 

May 7, 2020

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was constituted with John Ulfelder elected as Chairman and John Carter elected as Vice Chairman. The Zoning Administration staff provided an update on the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment regarding Adult Day Care Centers. The committee also received an update on the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (zMOD) for the following sections: Procedures Draft, Accessory Dwelling Units, and Home-Based Businesses. 

Meeting Handouts:

 

November 7, 2019

Land Development Services (LDS) staff provided an update on the LDS proposed Fee Schedule amendment and LDS Phase 2 Flex Project. The committee also received a presentation from Zoning Administration with LDS staff on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment for Regional Mall Parking Rate, scheduled for public hearing  on November 13, 2019

 

October 23, 2019

Meeting Agenda

The committee received a presentation by Clarion Associates, LLC, on the proposed changes to the development standards, parking, signs, and zoning districts as part of the ongoing Zoning Ordinance Modernization project (zMOD). The significant proposed changes are located within the summary documents and more detailed descriptions of the changes can be found in the footnotes in the attached drafts which are linked below.

 

October 3, 2019

Meeting Agenda

Planning Division staff provided an update on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA), Lot Line and Lot Width which would delete a portion of the lot line definition and revised the lot width definition. In addition, an update was given on the proposed Outdoor Lighting ZOA.

 

September 11, 2019

Meeting Agenda

Planning Division staff provided the Committee members with a brief overview and discussion of the SSPA 2018-I-1MS, Merrifield Suburban Center Study, referencing the recently published addendum to the staff report that incorporated recommendations by the Merrifield Task Force.

 

July 25, 2019

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation from Land Development Services staff regarding the Public Facilities Manual Flexibility Project, Phase 2 Update. The presentation detailed staff's progress, outreach, various committee's involved, Phase 2 objectives, and projected schedule. Staff has also created the PFM Flex Project website where updates are provided, citizens can submit feedback, or email staff with questions.

 

May 23, 2019

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation by staff regarding the proposed 2019-2020 South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA). The SSPA process is a regular review cycle by which community members may nominate changes to the Comprehensive Plan. Staff provided details on the parameters and timeline for the South County SSPA process and proposed updates to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. The committee voted to endorse its recommendation for approval by the full Planning Commission.

In addition, staff also provided a presentation on the Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program (ZOAWP) 2019 Update. The purpose of this was to provide the Committee with a status update, highlight the progress made on the ZOAWP during the last 12 months, identify new items that have been added since July 2018, and establish priorities and timing for the next 12 months. The Committee voted to endorse its recommendation for approval by the full Planning Commission.

 

May 15, 2019

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation by Clarion Associates, LLC on the draft land use regulations as part of the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (zMOD).

 

March 7, 2019

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was constituted with James Migliaccio elected as Chairman and Ellen J. Hurley elected as Vice Chairman. The Zoning Administration staff provided an update on the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (zMOD) for the following sections: Agriculture and Commercial Uses. The committee also received a presentation on the Community Gardens and Farmers Market draft Zoning Ordinance amendment, scheduled for public hearing on April 24, 2019. 

Meeting Handouts for zMOD:

Meeting Handouts for Community Garden and Farmers Market:

November 28, 2018

    Meeting Agenda

The Committee was given an update from Zoning Administration staff regarding zMod: Industrial Uses Follow-Up and Public, Institutional, and Community Uses. In addition, staff provided an update on the Sign Ordinance Amendment scheduled for public hearing before the Planning Commission on December 5, 2018.

    Meeting Handouts:

zMod White Paper Draft Public, Institutional, and Community Uses

zMod Industrial Uses Follow-Up: Data Center, Goods Distribution Facility, Self-Storage and Warehouse Uses

zMod PowerPoint Presentation on Public, Institutional, and Community Uses

Sign Ordinance Table: Current Sections and Corresponding New Ordinance Section & Comments on Changes

Sign Ordinance PowerPoint Presentation

 

October 17, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation by staff regarding Heritage Resources.

Meeting Handouts:
Heritage Resource PowerPoint Presentation
Heritage Resource Section of Comprehensive Plan

 

October 9, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation by Clarion Associates, LLC on the Zoning Ordinance Structure Options as part of the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project.

Meeting Handouts:
zMOD Proposed Structure and Industrial Uses
zMOD Proposed White Paper for Industrial Uses

 

September 12, 2018

     Meeting Agenda:

  • zMOD Project to reformat Zoning Ordinance
  • E-Plan
  • Public Facilities Manual Flexibility Project
  • Sign Ordinance Amendment

Meeting Handouts:
Amendment Development and Vetting Process
PFM Flex Project Presentation

 

May 16, 2018

Meeting Agenda

Ellen J. Hurley was elected Vice Chairman. The Committee discussed the Proposed 2018 Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program and endorsed its recommendation for approval by the full Planning Commission. The Committee was also provided with an update by the Planning Division staff on the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process, the public hearing on which will take place on June 21, 2018.

Meeting Handouts:
Proposed 2018 Zoning Ordinance Work Program
The 2017 North County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Screening 

 

May 9, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee received a presentation by Clarion Associates, LLC on the Zoning Ordinance Structure Options as part of the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project.

Meeting Handouts:
Zoning Ordinance Structure Options Presentation
Zoning Ordinance Structure Options Report

 

March 14, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was constituted. Commissioner James Migliaccio was elected Chairman. The Committee was briefed by the Planning Division staff on the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process.

Meeting Handouts:

2017 SSPA Locations
2017 SSPA Task Force Roles and Responsibilities
2017 Areas for Nominations
2017 North County SSPA Schedule
Draft Task Force Procedures

 

February 7, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was briefed by the Zoning Administration Division staff on the Sign Ordinance Amendment. The Committee also discussed with the Planning Division staff the PA 2017-CW-5CP Vacant Office Building Repurposing Plan Amendment.

Meeting Handouts:

Sign Ordinance Amendment Presentation
Sign Ordinance Amendment Overview
Zoning Ordinance, Article 12, Signs
PA 2017-CW-5CP Presentation
PA 2017-CW-5CP Overview

 

January 17, 2018

Meeting Agenda

The Committee discussed the Short-Term Lodging Draft Strawman document and focused on the following topics:

  • Short-term lodging in individual owned/rented units; and
  • Aggregated short-term lodging for multiple family dwelling units.

 

December 7, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Planning Division staff discussed with the Committee the Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2017-CW-3CP regarding the formation of the Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process.

 

September 28, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Zoning Administration Division staff discussed with the Committee the Short-Term Rentals Survey results, regulation parameters, regulations adopted/considered by other jurisdictions and next steps in the Zoning Ordinance amendment process.

 

September 14, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was briefed by the Office of Community Revitalization and Zoning Evaluation Division staff on the Minor Modifications Amendment as a part of the Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project.

Meeting Handout:

Proffered Condition Regulations

 

July 20, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was briefed on the following proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:

  1. Soil map update
  2. Minor site plans
  3. Parking proposals:
    • Non-Tyson TSA's
    • Shared parking
    • Transportation demand management
    • New general parking category

 

July 13, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee discussed the Restaurants Amendment with the Department of Planning and Zoning staff.

 

June 22, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee was provided with a presentation on the proposed Short-Term Rentals Zoning Ordinance Amendment.  

Meeting Handout:

Virginia Acts of Assembly - 2017 Session, Chapter 741
Summary of Existing Zoning Ordinance Provisions

 

May 25, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Office of Community Revitalization and the Planning Division staff gave a presentation on the Office Repurposing Amendment and the Minor Modifications Amendment.

 

May 4, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee discussed with the Department of Planning and Zoning staff the proposed changes to the Planned Residential Community Amendment and the maximum coverage limitation for minimum required rear yards.

Meeting Handout:

Illustrations - Maximum Coverage Limitation for Minimum Required Rear Yards
Zoning Ordinance Provisions Regarding Rear Yard Coverage Limitation

 

March 29, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Committee discussed the feedback received on the proposed changes to the comprehensive planning process – Fairfax Fairfax Forward and the updated Plan Amendment Work Program with staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning. The discussion included:

 

March 8, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Office of Community Revitalization and the Department of Planning and Zoning staff briefed the Committee on the Zoning Ordinance Modernization project.  

 

January 11, 2017

Meeting Agenda

The Office of Community Revitalization and the Department of Planning and Zoning staff briefed the Committee on the Building Repositioning and Repurposing initiative. The topics discussed included:

  • Recommendation 2.8 of the Strategic Plan to facilitate the Economic Success of Fairfax County;
  • Composition and goals of the Fairfax County Building Repositioning Workgroup;Current County employment rate;
  • Office leasing activity and office vacancy rate;
  • Emerging building market trends and technologies;
  • Building Repositioning Workgroup recommendations; and
  • Next steps in the implementation of the Workgroup recommendations.

 

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