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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tony Castrilli,
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News Releases

2018 Christmas and 2019 New Year's Holiday Schedule For Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government offices are closedMonday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 andTuesday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, click on the appropriate link below.

Public Schools and School Offices 2018 Christmas and 2019 New Year's Holiday Schedule For Fairfax County Government

Final Vision Plan for Downtown McLean Planning Study to Be Presented on Dec. 17

Final

Fairfax County is holding a Dec. 17 community meeting to present the final vision plan for the downtown McLean planning study, as well as next steps in the process.

The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church.

The…

Reston Midline’s 1.8 Million Square Feet in Mixed-Use Development Near Wiehle Metro Approved

Reston

Reston Midline’s 1.8 million square feet in mixed-used development became the latest major development approved near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved JBG and EYA’s development plan on Dec. 4, 2018.

The action allows the development team to remake the…

New Zoning Rules Open Shop Doors for Craft Manufacturing in Fairfax County

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Massive job layoffs at large factories dominate the headlines when it comes to news about manufacturing.

What may be surprising, however, is that small, handmade craft manufacturing is making a comeback. More than two-thirds of manufacturers in Virginia employ 20 people or fewer, according the U.S. Census Bureau.

To help more of these businesses to open, Fairfax County New Zoning Rules Open Shop Doors for Craft Manufacturing in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Creates New Zoning Rules to More Easily Accommodate Continuing Care Facilities

Fairfax

To accommodate the new models for senior living facilities, Fairfax County created new zoning rules for continuing care facilities.

The Board of Supervisors adopted the zoning changes on Dec. 4, 2018. The action establishes a new zoning district—the Planned Continuing Care Facility…

Board Approves Retirement Systems Changes for New Hires After July 1, 2019

At their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to approve changes to all three county retirement systems, for employees hired on or after July 1, 2019 only.

These changes include eliminating the pre-Social Security Supplement from the Employees' and Uniformed systems and eliminating the one-time3 percent calculated retirement annuity increase for…

Proposed Public, Institutional and Community Uses Zoning Regulations Available for Review and Comment

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Since early 2018, Clarion Associates has been assisting Fairfax County in modernizing its zoning ordinance. Fairfax County has just released proposed revisions to public, institutional and community land uses and zoning regulations for public review and comment as…

Innovative Ideas Sought to Continue Making the Workhouse Arts Center a Vibrant Mixed Use Arts Campus

Innovative

Fairfax County and the Workhouse Arts Foundation are looking for innovative ideas to continue transforming the historically significant, 50-plus acre Workhouse Arts campus into the first mixed-used arts campus in the county.

The county and the Workhouse recently issued a Innovative Ideas Sought to Continue Making the Workhouse Arts Center a Vibrant Mixed Use Arts Campus

Fairfax County Invests $1 Million in Innovation Hub Refraction’s Expansion

Fairfax

As part of its ongoing efforts to foster more innovation and entrepreneurship, Fairfax County will contribute $1 million to help Reston-based innovation hub Refraction expand.

The investment is anticipated to generate 800…

Woodfield Acquisitions to Redevelop Reston Office Building as a New Apartment

Woodfield

Quiet cul-de-sac Roland Clarke Place is becoming the hub for new, lower-density residential development in Reston.

Woodfield Acquisitions will replace a vacant, two-story office building at 1941 Roland Clarke Place with a new 308-unit apartment building.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider this redevelopment plan at their Dec. 4, 2018,…