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We welcome you and your comments! The purpose of official Fairfax County social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites. We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff reso

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There's still time for festive fun and holiday shopping! This Saturday, December 18th, The PARC in Tysons will be transf...
12/15/2021
PARC at Tysons | Celebrate Fairfax!

There's still time for festive fun and holiday shopping! This Saturday, December 18th, The PARC in Tysons will be transformed into a winter village, featuring a local holiday market, an iceless skating rink, and other snowtastic activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Get the details and see which local vendors will be there: https://celebratefairfax.com/the-parc-at-tysons/

Welcome to The PARC at Tysons. PARC stands for People, Arts, Recreation, and Community. This new community event venue will be hosting events that change for the seasons – from family fall activities, beer festivals, concerts, silent discos and more! Check back here and on our social media to keep...

EXTENDED❗️ There are now a few more days to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process...
12/10/2021
SSPA Retrospective - Community Survey - PublicInput.com

EXTENDED❗️ There are now a few more days to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process. The community survey will close on Monday, December 13 at NOON.

Your input will be used along with a staff analysis to inform discussions with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on potential changes to the SSPA process -- the county's process for the public to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites.

Please take 10 minutes to share your thoughts with us: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.

As Fairfax County evaluates the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process community feedback will be used to inform future discussions with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on the priorities for site-specific land use changes. Thank you for taking 10 minutes out of your day to provide fee...

There is *one more day* to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process!The current SSPA...
12/09/2021

There is *one more day* to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process!

The current SSPA process, which gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites, is shown in the graphic below.

Please take the survey before it closes at midnight tomorrow: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa

There is *one more day* to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process!

The current SSPA process, which gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites, is shown in the graphic below.

Please take the survey before it closes at midnight tomorrow: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa

Are you aware that the county's process for the public to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sit...
12/08/2021
Planning Commission Roundtable: Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) Evaluation

Are you aware that the county's process for the public to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sites is currently under evaluation for potential changes and updates?

Learn more about this process, known as the Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process, and how the county is evaluating it in this roundtable discussion with Fairfax County Planning Commission Chairman Peter Murphy and the Department of Planning and Development’s Planning Division Director Leanna O’Donnell and Planner Graham Owen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7-he0SSyA

Fairfax County Planning Commission Chairman Peter Murphy talks with the Department of Planning and Development’s Planning Division Director Leanna O’Donnell ...

Have you shared your thoughts on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process?The SSPA process gives the pub...
12/06/2021

Have you shared your thoughts on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process?

The SSPA process gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites. It has been in place since 2017 and is being evaluated to determine how it can best meet county and community needs for land use planning. The SSPA's evaluation timeline is shown below.

Your feedback will help determine if any changes and what changes need to be made. Please share your thoughts before the survey closes on December 10th: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa

Have you shared your thoughts on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process?

The SSPA process gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites. It has been in place since 2017 and is being evaluated to determine how it can best meet county and community needs for land use planning. The SSPA's evaluation timeline is shown below.

Your feedback will help determine if any changes and what changes need to be made. Please share your thoughts before the survey closes on December 10th: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa

Looking for holiday cheer and local vendors from the Fairfax area? Visit The PARC at Tysons the next three Saturdays. A ...
12/03/2021
PARC at Tysons | Celebrate Fairfax!

Looking for holiday cheer and local vendors from the Fairfax area? Visit The PARC at Tysons the next three Saturdays.

A pop-up shop of local artisans and small businesses will offer their unique holiday-inspired goods and gifts! On Saturday, December 18th, The PARC in Tysons will be transformed into a festive winter village, featuring a local holiday market, an iceless skating rink, and other snowtastic activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Learn more and see which vendors will be there: https://celebratefairfax.com/the-parc-at-tysons/

Welcome to The PARC at Tysons. PARC stands for People, Arts, Recreation, and Community. This new community event venue will be hosting events that change for the seasons – from family fall activities, beer festivals, concerts, silent discos and more! Check back here and on our social media to keep...

You can easily shop local for everyone (even the furry friends) on your list this holiday season thanks to the Made in F...
12/01/2021

You can easily shop local for everyone (even the furry friends) on your list this holiday season thanks to the Made in Fairfax Gift Guide created by our Community Revitalization team and Visit Fairfax! 🎁

Check out the gift ideas linked below to shop and support artisans and small business owners living in Fairfax County.
https://www.fxva.com/blog/post/made-in-fairfax-holiday-gift-guide/ #FXVA

You can easily shop local for everyone (even the furry friends) on your list this holiday season thanks to the Made in Fairfax Gift Guide created by our Community Revitalization team and Visit Fairfax! 🎁

Check out the gift ideas linked below to shop and support artisans and small business owners living in Fairfax County.
https://www.fxva.com/blog/post/made-in-fairfax-holiday-gift-guide/ #FXVA

There is still time to weigh in on the county's survey for the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process. This process provid...
11/30/2021

There is still time to weigh in on the county's survey for the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process.

This process provides the public with a way to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey focuses on 3 themes – inclusion & community engagement, timeline, and nomination criteria.

Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process.

There is still time to weigh in on the county's survey for the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process.

This process provides the public with a way to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey focuses on 3 themes – inclusion & community engagement, timeline, and nomination criteria.

Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process.

Have you visited The Boro in Tysons? Completed in 2020, this exciting urban design won the 2021 Honor Award for the Jame...
11/23/2021

Have you visited The Boro in Tysons? Completed in 2020, this exciting urban design won the 2021 Honor Award for the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards.

See more photos and award-winning designs: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/exceptional-design-awards/2021-recipients.

PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Karchmer

Have you visited The Boro in Tysons? Completed in 2020, this exciting urban design won the 2021 Honor Award for the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards.

See more photos and award-winning designs: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/exceptional-design-awards/2021-recipients.

PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Karchmer

What is the average lifespan of a deck?How can you ensure your deck is safe?Is there anything you can do to extend the l...
11/21/2021

What is the average lifespan of a deck?

How can you ensure your deck is safe?

Is there anything you can do to extend the life of your deck and identify any potential issues before they become dangerous?

Jay Riat, Fairfax County’s building official, answers these question: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/3-questions-deck-safety

What is the average lifespan of a deck?

How can you ensure your deck is safe?

Is there anything you can do to extend the life of your deck and identify any potential issues before they become dangerous?

Jay Riat, Fairfax County’s building official, answers these question: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/3-questions-deck-safety

The county is evaluating potential changes to the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) process and wants to hear ...
11/08/2021

The county is evaluating potential changes to the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) process and wants to hear from you! A community survey is now open through December 10, 2021. It's an important way to share your thoughts and priorities for future long range planning studies.

The SSPA is the public’s opportunity to participate in Fairfax County’s land use planning by submitting and reviewing proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and many other languages. Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process

The county is evaluating potential changes to the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) process and wants to hear from you! A community survey is now open through December 10, 2021. It's an important way to share your thoughts and priorities for future long range planning studies.

The SSPA is the public’s opportunity to participate in Fairfax County’s land use planning by submitting and reviewing proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and many other languages. Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process

TONIGHT: The Parking Reimagined project kicks off its community engagement period with the first virtual town hall, host...
11/08/2021

TONIGHT: The Parking Reimagined project kicks off its community engagement period with the first virtual town hall, hosted by Supervisor James Walkinshaw's office.

Join us to learn what this evaluation of parking rates and regulations entails and share your thoughts. Details to join this town hall and the four additional, upcoming town halls are located here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zoning-ordinance/parking-reimagined

TONIGHT: The Parking Reimagined project kicks off its community engagement period with the first virtual town hall, hosted by Supervisor James Walkinshaw's office.

Join us to learn what this evaluation of parking rates and regulations entails and share your thoughts. Details to join this town hall and the four additional, upcoming town halls are located here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zoning-ordinance/parking-reimagined

This year’s James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards recipients have been announced! 👏 The winning designs represent wor...
11/04/2021

This year’s James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards recipients have been announced! 👏 The winning designs represent works of architecture that combine green building practices with outstanding site design and landscaping.

Find out which award was given to the Woodlawn Fire Station 24 design and see the other wining designs: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/fairfax-county-recognizes-leaders-exceptional-design

This year’s James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards recipients have been announced! 👏 The winning designs represent works of architecture that combine green building practices with outstanding site design and landscaping.

Find out which award was given to the Woodlawn Fire Station 24 design and see the other wining designs: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/fairfax-county-recognizes-leaders-exceptional-design

The Parking Reimagined project's community engagement period kicks off *next week* with a series of virtual town halls. ...
11/03/2021

The Parking Reimagined project's community engagement period kicks off *next week* with a series of virtual town halls. Learn more and find out how you can participate: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/parking-reimagined-project-kicks-virtual-town-halls

We are embarking on a new initiative, called Parking Reimagined, to assess regulations for off-street parking and loading in neighborhoods and commercial areas of the county. While some changes to off-street parking and loading regulations have occurred over the years, overall rates and regulations have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1988. The Parking Reimagined project aims to create modernized parking and loading requirements for current and future land uses.

Learn more and view the schedule for the upcoming virtual town hall meetings: https://bit.ly/3GQrly6

11/01/2021

Do you know about the current redistricting process? Watch the video to learn more and visit the link below to see how you can provide input.

https://bit.ly/3vyeYSf

⭐️ Introducing the Tysons Tracker! ⭐️We've launched this new online, interactive platform to better showcase the monitor...
10/29/2021

⭐️ Introducing the Tysons Tracker! ⭐️

We've launched this new online, interactive platform to better showcase the monitoring data that traditionally was collected and published in the Tysons Annual Report.

The Tysons Tracker provides you with a wide range of information about land use changes, transportation improvements, environmental stewardship, public facilities, parks and other development activity and implementation efforts that occurred in the Tysons area from August 2020 through July 2021.

Check it out: https://tysons-tracker-fairfaxcountygis.hub.arcgis.com/

You can also learn more about the Tysons Tracker here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/tysons-annual-report-moves-new-online-platform-0

The Planning Commission recommended the Board of Supervisors adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1, on October 2...
10/26/2021

The Planning Commission recommended the Board of Supervisors adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1, on October 20, 2021, . The verbatim and decision can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/3nte4CZ.

Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1 considers adding an option to develop as a vehicle sales and service facility on the 7.23-acre site located along Loisdale Road, south of Loisdale Estates and south and west of Loisdale Park in the Lee District (Tax Map Parcel 90-4 ((1)) 3, 4 and 5). All three parcels are currently vacant and heavily wooded. The site is currently planned for public parks, office, and industrial uses.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on this item on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 4:00 PM.

You can find more information on this Plan amendment at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/compplanamend/7501loisdalerd/2020-iv-s1-staff-report.pdf.

The Planning Commission recommended the Board of Supervisors adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1, on October 20, 2021, . The verbatim and decision can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/3nte4CZ.

Plan Amendment 2020-IV-S1 considers adding an option to develop as a vehicle sales and service facility on the 7.23-acre site located along Loisdale Road, south of Loisdale Estates and south and west of Loisdale Park in the Lee District (Tax Map Parcel 90-4 ((1)) 3, 4 and 5). All three parcels are currently vacant and heavily wooded. The site is currently planned for public parks, office, and industrial uses.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on this item on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 4:00 PM.

You can find more information on this Plan amendment at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/compplanamend/7501loisdalerd/2020-iv-s1-staff-report.pdf.

On October 20, 2021, the Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendmen...
10/21/2021
Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP | Planning Development

On October 20, 2021, the Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP. The verbatim and decision can be viewed at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planningcommission/verbatims-2021.

Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP proposes to update the Comprehensive Plan policies within the Environment element of the Policy Plan, so that “living shoreline” approaches would be the only consideration to shoreline stabilization, unless the best available science shows such approaches are not suitable. In addition, Appendix 1 of the Environment Element of the Policy Plan would be modified to reference the CCRMP; to endorse its use and include the latest considerations for living shoreline approaches during the permitting review process. A definition of “living shoreline” would also be added to the Plan glossary.

Concurrent with this Plan Amendment, staff proposes amendments to Chapter 116 (Wetlands Zoning Ordinance) of the Fairfax County Code, which were prepared in response to adoption of Senate Bill 776 (SB 776) and a subsequent directive by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Habitat Management Division for localities to amend their Wetland Zoning Ordinance to include updated provisions set forth in §28.2-1302 of the Code of Virginia.

The Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP and proposed amendments to Chapter 116 (Wetlands Zoning Ordinance) of the Fairfax County Code will be held on Tuesday, November 9, at 4:00 PM.

For more information on this Plan amendment visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/coastal-resource-management.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Coastal Resource Management/Tidal Shoreline Erosion Control Comp Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP; PA-2020-00004

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There's still time for festive fun and holiday shopping! This Saturday, December 18th, The PARC in Tysons will be transformed into a winter village, featuring a local holiday market, an iceless skating rink, and other snowtastic activities for the whole family to enjoy! Get the details and see which local vendors will be there: https://celebratefairfax.com/the-parc-at-tysons/
EXTENDED❗️ There are now a few more days to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process. The community survey will close on Monday, December 13 at NOON. Your input will be used along with a staff analysis to inform discussions with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on potential changes to the SSPA process -- the county's process for the public to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites. Please take 10 minutes to share your thoughts with us: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa.
There is *one more day* to provide feedback on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process! The current SSPA process, which gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites, is shown in the graphic below. Please take the survey before it closes at midnight tomorrow: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa
Are you aware that the county's process for the public to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sites is currently under evaluation for potential changes and updates? Learn more about this process, known as the Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process, and how the county is evaluating it in this roundtable discussion with Fairfax County Planning Commission Chairman Peter Murphy and the Department of Planning and Development’s Planning Division Director Leanna O’Donnell and Planner Graham Owen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7-he0SSyA
Would you like to support neighbors in need this holiday season? Here are several ways to give back to those in Fairfax County: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/holiday-giving-2021
Have you shared your thoughts on the county's Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process? The SSPA process gives the public a way to submit proposed land use changes for individual sites. It has been in place since 2017 and is being evaluated to determine how it can best meet county and community needs for land use planning. The SSPA's evaluation timeline is shown below. Your feedback will help determine if any changes and what changes need to be made. Please share your thoughts before the survey closes on December 10th: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa
Looking for holiday cheer and local vendors from the Fairfax area? Visit The PARC at Tysons the next three Saturdays. A pop-up shop of local artisans and small businesses will offer their unique holiday-inspired goods and gifts! On Saturday, December 18th, The PARC in Tysons will be transformed into a festive winter village, featuring a local holiday market, an iceless skating rink, and other snowtastic activities for the whole family to enjoy! Learn more and see which vendors will be there: https://celebratefairfax.com/the-parc-at-tysons/
You can easily shop local for everyone (even the furry friends) on your list this holiday season thanks to the Made in Fairfax Gift Guide created by our Community Revitalization team and Visit Fairfax! 🎁 Check out the gift ideas linked below to shop and support artisans and small business owners living in Fairfax County. https://www.fxva.com/blog/post/made-in-fairfax-holiday-gift-guide/ #FXVA
There is still time to weigh in on the county's survey for the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process. This process provides the public with a way to submit and review proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey focuses on 3 themes – inclusion & community engagement, timeline, and nomination criteria. Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa. Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process.
Have you visited The Boro in Tysons? Completed in 2020, this exciting urban design won the 2021 Honor Award for the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. See more photos and award-winning designs: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/exceptional-design-awards/2021-recipients. PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Karchmer
What is the average lifespan of a deck? How can you ensure your deck is safe? Is there anything you can do to extend the life of your deck and identify any potential issues before they become dangerous? Jay Riat, Fairfax County’s building official, answers these question: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/3-questions-deck-safety
The county is evaluating potential changes to the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA) process and wants to hear from you! A community survey is now open through December 10, 2021. It's an important way to share your thoughts and priorities for future long range planning studies. The SSPA is the public’s opportunity to participate in Fairfax County’s land use planning by submitting and reviewing proposed land use changes for individual sites. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and many other languages. Take the survey now: https://publicinput.com/fairfax-sspa. Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/community-input-sought-site-specific-plan-amendment-process