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Fairfax County wants your input to develop a roadmap for better walkways, bikeways and trails. Attend a meeting to learn...
09/15/2021

Fairfax County wants your input to develop a roadmap for better walkways, bikeways and trails. Attend a meeting to learn more and give your feedback on the county's draft vision and goals for the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan.

The deadline for feedback is September 19: https://bit.ly/3hhnDCI.

Fairfax County wants your input to develop a roadmap for better walkways, bikeways and trails. Attend a meeting to learn more and give your feedback on the county's draft vision and goals for the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan.

The deadline for feedback is September 19: https://bit.ly/3hhnDCI.

The staff report for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP regarding Coastal Resource Management/Tidal Shoreline ...
09/08/2021
Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP | Planning Development

The staff report for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2013-CW-9CP regarding Coastal Resource Management/Tidal Shoreline Erosion Control Plan Amendment has been published.

On July 9, 2013, the Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment to update the Environment element of the Policy Plan volume of the Comprehensive Plan. This Plan amendment proposes to update the Plan guidance based on State code changes so that tidal shoreline erosion measures reference living shoreline approaches and the related guidance that references best available science and resources. Additionally, a definition for a Living Shoreline would be added to the Glossary of the Comprehensive Plan.

Concurrent with this plan amendment, a proposed update to Chapter 116 (Wetlands Zoning Ordinance) of the Fairfax County Code is needed in response to adoption of Virginia Senate Bill 776 (SB 776) and a subsequent directive by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Habitat Management Division.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/coastal-resource-management

Fairfax County, Virginia - Coastal Resource Management/Tidal Shoreline Erosion Control Comp Plan Amendment

The Reston Data Visualization Project has a NEW hub to peruse the latest data for urban parks in the Reston Transit Stat...
09/08/2021

The Reston Data Visualization Project has a NEW hub to peruse the latest data for urban parks in the Reston Transit Station Areas. Learn all about it here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/reston-data-visualization-project-expands-new-urban-parks-activity-hub.

The Reston Data Visualization Project has a NEW hub to peruse the latest data for urban parks in the Reston Transit Station Areas. Learn all about it here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/reston-data-visualization-project-expands-new-urban-parks-activity-hub.

The staff report for Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-III-FC1,  Fairfax Center, Sub-unit J3 (pt.), has been published. ...
09/02/2021

The staff report for Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-III-FC1, Fairfax Center, Sub-unit J3 (pt.), has been published. The amendment concerns 6.9 acres at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Route 29 and Waples Mill Road, in the Braddock Supervisor District. The area is planned at the overlay level for office use at an intensity up to 0.70 FAR with an option for office/mixed-use development up to 1.0 FAR with conditions.

The Plan amendment considers an additional option that supports expansion of the existing self-storage use to include a new multi-storage self-storage structure, at an intensity up to 1.0 FAR, with conditions. The Plan amendment is being reviewed concurrent with rezoning application RZ/FDP 2020-BR-003.

See the staff report here:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/compplanamend/fairfaxcenter-subunitj3/pa-2020-00025-staff-report.pdf

Visit the Plan Amendment web page for additional information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/fairfax-center-suj3.

The staff report for Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-III-FC1, Fairfax Center, Sub-unit J3 (pt.), has been published. The amendment concerns 6.9 acres at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Route 29 and Waples Mill Road, in the Braddock Supervisor District. The area is planned at the overlay level for office use at an intensity up to 0.70 FAR with an option for office/mixed-use development up to 1.0 FAR with conditions.

The Plan amendment considers an additional option that supports expansion of the existing self-storage use to include a new multi-storage self-storage structure, at an intensity up to 1.0 FAR, with conditions. The Plan amendment is being reviewed concurrent with rezoning application RZ/FDP 2020-BR-003.

See the staff report here:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/compplanamend/fairfaxcenter-subunitj3/pa-2020-00025-staff-report.pdf

Visit the Plan Amendment web page for additional information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/fairfax-center-suj3.

On September 14th at 7PM the Mason District SSPA Task Force will meet virtually to review and discuss proposed land use ...
09/01/2021

On September 14th at 7PM the Mason District SSPA Task Force will meet virtually to review and discuss proposed land use changes for 6152 Leesburg Pike, Dar-Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and First Christian Church, located along Leesburg Pike in the Baileys Planning District.

If you’d like to learn more about the proposed changes for these properties, you’re invited to join and listen to the task force discussion. To register for the meeting, please visit:
https://fairfax.webex.com/fairfax/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee657e95b5c1bef385c1423e02642b93f.

In addition, more information about these proposed land use changes is available here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/sspa/south/track-plan-amendment

On September 14th at 7PM the Mason District SSPA Task Force will meet virtually to review and discuss proposed land use changes for 6152 Leesburg Pike, Dar-Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and First Christian Church, located along Leesburg Pike in the Baileys Planning District.

If you’d like to learn more about the proposed changes for these properties, you’re invited to join and listen to the task force discussion. To register for the meeting, please visit:
https://fairfax.webex.com/fairfax/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee657e95b5c1bef385c1423e02642b93f.

In addition, more information about these proposed land use changes is available here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/sspa/south/track-plan-amendment

Did you know Fairfax County's redistricting process is underway? Learn how you can participate and offer input: https://...
08/31/2021

Did you know Fairfax County's redistricting process is underway? Learn how you can participate and offer input: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/redistricting/

Fairfax County is redrawing its electoral maps for the Board of Supervisors and School Board. Learn more about the basics of this redistricting process, how you can participate and who’s affected: https://bit.ly/2WHeHzj

The Staff Report for Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1, a proposed land use change at 7700 Leesburg Pike has been published. On ...
08/30/2021
Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1 | Planning Development

The Staff Report for Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1, a proposed land use change at 7700 Leesburg Pike has been published.

On September 15, 2020, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 7700 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. The property contains approx. 6.73 acres generally located on the north side of Leesburg Pike across from George C. Marshall High School, in the Pimmit Community Planning Sector of the McLean Planning District, and Dranesville Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this site recommends office use. This Plan amendment proposes residential use at a density of 12-16 dwellings per acre (du/ac) for single family attached dwellings with the provision of high-quality open space as a priority.

See the Staff Report here:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/compplanamend/7700leesburgpike/2020-ii-m1-staff-report.pdf

To learn more about this proposed land use change, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/7700-leesburg-pike

Fairfax County, Virginia - Plan Amendment 2020-II-M1 - 7700 Leesburg Pike

Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee Seeks Public Input on Aug. 17 | News Center
08/17/2021
Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee Seeks Public Input on Aug. 17 | News Center

Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee Seeks Public Input on Aug. 17 | News Center

Fairfax County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee seeks the public’s input at a meeting on Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. This two-hour meeting is solely focused on hearing from residents and organizations — and it will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Conf...

The new Reston Zoning Activity Hub is now online! Part of Fairfax County’s Reston Data Visualization project, the Zoning...
07/28/2021

The new Reston Zoning Activity Hub is now online!

Part of Fairfax County’s Reston Data Visualization project, the Zoning Activity Hub allows users to access the latest information about zoning applications in the Reston Transit Station Areas (TSAs). It features approved and proposed zoning applications within the Reston TSAs as of February 2014.

Learn more and check it out: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/reston-data-visualization-project-zoning-activity-hub-now-online

The new Reston Zoning Activity Hub is now online!

Part of Fairfax County’s Reston Data Visualization project, the Zoning Activity Hub allows users to access the latest information about zoning applications in the Reston Transit Station Areas (TSAs). It features approved and proposed zoning applications within the Reston TSAs as of February 2014.

Learn more and check it out: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/reston-data-visualization-project-zoning-activity-hub-now-online

Have you heard of the Made in Fairfax initiative? If not, now's the time to check it out. Details below.
07/26/2021

Have you heard of the Made in Fairfax initiative? If not, now's the time to check it out. Details below.

Calling all Makers! Do you make a tangible, reproducible product in Fairfax County? Whether your business involves textile, hardware, woodworking, metalworking, 3D printing, food/beverage or other products – join the Made in Fairfax Network, supporting small, local maker businesses, with the goal of increasing the visibility of locally-made products, and connecting makers to each other and to other resources for education, collaboration, and assistance. There is no cost to belong to this network. Learn more about the program at https://www.fcrevite.org/made-fairfax

Questions? Email [email protected]

Land use changes are proposed for a lot near Marshall High School and an upcoming virtual community meeting is scheduled...
07/20/2021

Land use changes are proposed for a lot near Marshall High School and an upcoming virtual community meeting is scheduled for you to learn more. Join Fairfax County on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.

More information about the proposed land use changes and instructions for joining the community meeting online are available at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/7700-leesburg-pike

Land use changes are proposed for a lot near Marshall High School and an upcoming virtual community meeting is scheduled for you to learn more. Join Fairfax County on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.

More information about the proposed land use changes and instructions for joining the community meeting online are available at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/7700-leesburg-pike

The Planning Commission public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Rd., has been held a...
07/19/2021

The Planning Commission public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Rd., has been held and a decision was made on July 14, 2021. The Planning Commission recommended to the Board of Supervisors the adoption of the staff recommendation contained in the staff report, with a minor modification. The verbatim and decision can be viewed at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planningcommission/verbatims-2021.

More information on this Plan amendment can be found at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/8708-silverbrook-road.

The Planning Commission public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Rd., has been held and a decision was made on July 14, 2021. The Planning Commission recommended to the Board of Supervisors the adoption of the staff recommendation contained in the staff report, with a minor modification. The verbatim and decision can be viewed at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planningcommission/verbatims-2021.

More information on this Plan amendment can be found at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/8708-silverbrook-road.

Do you need help submitting a planning or land use application in the new PLUS online platform? Join one of our Lunch & ...
07/19/2021

Do you need help submitting a planning or land use application in the new PLUS online platform? Join one of our Lunch & Learn training sessions this Thursday and Friday!

Get the details and check out additional PLUS training resources at: fairfaxcounty.gov/plan2build/plus.

Do you need help submitting a planning or land use application in the new PLUS online platform? Join one of our Lunch & Learn training sessions this Thursday and Friday!

Get the details and check out additional PLUS training resources at: fairfaxcounty.gov/plan2build/plus.

There are only THREE days left to submit entries for the annual James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. This awards pr...
07/13/2021

There are only THREE days left to submit entries for the annual James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. This awards program was established to celebrate and recognize superior works of architecture, site design, landscaping and green building practices throughout the county.

Learn all about the submission requirements and fill out the entry form: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/exceptional-design-awards.

Pictured: A 2020 Honor Award Recipient.

There are only THREE days left to submit entries for the annual James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. This awards program was established to celebrate and recognize superior works of architecture, site design, landscaping and green building practices throughout the county.

Learn all about the submission requirements and fill out the entry form: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/exceptional-design-awards.

Pictured: A 2020 Honor Award Recipient.

A new Comprehensive Plan amendment was initiated by the Board of Supervisors on June 22, 2021 for 6235 Brandon Avenue. T...
07/08/2021
Plan Amendment PA-2021-00018 | Planning Development

A new Comprehensive Plan amendment was initiated by the Board of Supervisors on June 22, 2021 for 6235 Brandon Avenue. This location will consider an option for self-storage use up to an intensity of 3.0 FAR (175,000), with community-serving retail or alternative, non-residential use on the ground-floor in conjunction with neighboring hotel. The plan amendment should give special consideration to innovative architecture that does not present as a traditional self-storage, and a site layout and other measures that would achieve the goals of the Springfield Community Business Center. The Plan Amendment will be reviewed concurrently with an application to rezone the property, once such application is submitted.

Visit the web page for further information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/6235-brandon-avenue.

Fairfax County, Virginia - 6235 Brandon Avenue - Plan Amendment PA-2021-00018

Do you need help using the County’s new Planning and Land Use System (PLUS)? Several training opportunities are availabl...
07/06/2021

Do you need help using the County’s new Planning and Land Use System (PLUS)? Several training opportunities are available this month and there are also training videos, and user guides available for you to learn how to create an account, submit applications, make payments, and more. Check it out and sign up for a training session: fairfaxcounty.gov/plan2build/plus.

Do you need help using the County’s new Planning and Land Use System (PLUS)? Several training opportunities are available this month and there are also training videos, and user guides available for you to learn how to create an account, submit applications, make payments, and more. Check it out and sign up for a training session: fairfaxcounty.gov/plan2build/plus.

Did you hear the news? The county's new Zoning Ordinance is now in effect and it's available on a new online platform, a...
07/02/2021
New User-Friendly Zoning Ordinance Now Accessible Online Through enCodePlus | News Center

Did you hear the news? The county's new Zoning Ordinance is now in effect and it's available on a new online platform, allowing everyone to access the zoning regulations in a simple format. Check out the link below for more information.

New enCode Plus website offers people a more user-friendly way to navigate the new zoning regulations in Fairfax County.

The staff report for Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Road, has been published. This amendment considers an i...
07/01/2021

The staff report for Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Road, has been published. This amendment considers an increase in planned density from 2-3 dwelling-units-per-acre (du/ac) to 4-5 du/ac on a 1.9-acre parcel southeast of the intersection of South Run Road and Silverbrook Road, in the Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The Plan amendment is being reviewed concurrent with rezoning application RZ/FDP 2020-MV-017.

Visit the webpage for further information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/8708-silverbrook-road

The staff report for Plan Amendment 2020-00030, 8708 Silverbrook Road, has been published. This amendment considers an increase in planned density from 2-3 dwelling-units-per-acre (du/ac) to 4-5 du/ac on a 1.9-acre parcel southeast of the intersection of South Run Road and Silverbrook Road, in the Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The Plan amendment is being reviewed concurrent with rezoning application RZ/FDP 2020-MV-017.

Visit the webpage for further information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/8708-silverbrook-road

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