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While Fairfax County has long provided many specific, web-based maps and applications, the release of the new Jade inter...
07/31/2019
Meet Jade, Fairfax County's Comprehensive Mapping Application | Public Affairs

While Fairfax County has long provided many specific, web-based maps and applications, the release of the new Jade interactive mapping application serves a unique mission as a general map viewer. Jade was designed to provide the public with never-before released map layers, reports, exclusive aerial imagery, and analytical tools to explore County data and business processes.

There are over 170 map layers to explore, including property information, land development, public facilities, infrastructure, environmental, and more. Most layers also provide easy access to other County resources such as applications and webpages for more information.

Jade is particularly applicable to those undertaking land development and other engagements with Fairfax County government using custom reports and workflows.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/meet-jade-fairfax-countys-comprehensive-mapping-application

Fairfax County, Virginia - Meet Jade, Fairfax County's Comprehensive Mapping Application

Have a great weekend! 🎆🎇 DPD Offices will be closed in observation of Independence Day on Thursday and Friday.
07/03/2019
Fairfax County Government

Have a great weekend! 🎆🎇 DPD Offices will be closed in observation of Independence Day on Thursday and Friday.

County offices are closed for the Independence Day holiday Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, but some facilities will be open and schedules vary. Details at the link.

‼️NEW NAME ALERT‼️The Department of Planning and Zoning is now the 💚💙Department of Planning and Developmen...
07/01/2019

‼️NEW NAME ALERT‼️
The Department of Planning and Zoning is now the
💚💙Department of Planning and Development💙💚
All of our functions and responsibilities are still in place but we have joined forces with the Office of Community Revitalization to provide well-rounded services to the Fairfax County community. Check out our website for more information.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/

Fairfax County Government
06/10/2019

Fairfax County Government

An underused space at 7200 Columbia Pike will become Annandale’s first “pop-up” park on June 29, featuring arts, fitness and family friendly activities. The space will be transformed from a bare concrete patch to a temporary community gathering spot with tables and chairs, game tables, an outdoor piano painted by artists and landscaping. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JNqlAB

"Beautiful places do not just occur naturally: They are the product of public policy and investment. Of course, some pla...
05/31/2019
The Beauty Bump: How a City’s Beauty Affects Its Economic Growth

"Beautiful places do not just occur naturally: They are the product of public policy and investment. Of course, some places are endowed with more natural beauty, in the form of stunning coastlines or scenic mountain ranges. But cities can and do make themselves more beautiful—and thus more attractive to educated and affluent people—by investing in parks and protecting landmarks and historic spaces."

Summer is almost here. Fairfax has plenty of parks, landmarks, and historic resources. Be sure to check them out.

https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/05/beautiful-cities-economic-growth-data-beauty-premium/589480/

A study finds that the more beautiful a city is, the more successful it is at attracting jobs and new residents, including highly educated and affluent ones.

Well, this is an exciting proposal. ⛷🏂
05/30/2019

Well, this is an exciting proposal. ⛷🏂

At an altitude of about 280 feet, the longest indoor ski slope in North America could be built on top of the county’s I-95 landfill in Lorton. The 1,700-foot slope would rank among the longest in the world too. We received a proposal to build this indoor skiing and snowboarding facility called Fairfax Peak. Learn more:http://bit.ly/30TRWFC

05/29/2019
Having a Library or Café Down the Block Could Change Your Life

"Residents in high-amenity urban neighborhoods are twice as likely to say people in their community are “very willing” to help their neighbors compared with urban dwellers in low-amenity areas. High-amenity suburban residents are three times as likely to say the same compared with those in low-amenity suburban areas. High-amenity urbanites and suburbanites are roughly twice as likely as their low-amenity counterparts to say they trust their neighbors a great deal. A similar pattern is evident when it comes to trusting co-workers."

Sounds a little like Fairfax County. What are your favorite local amenities?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/america-needs-more-community-spaces/589729/

Living close to public amenities—from parks to grocery stores—increases trust, decreases loneliness, and restores faith in local government.

05/21/2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

The Mount Vernon District Supervisor's Office is looking for community members to participate in the Lorton 2040 Community Visioning Committee. Participants from a diverse range of backgrounds are needed to help shape the future vision of Lorton. If interested please contact the Mount Vernon District Supervisor’s Office by email (mailto:[email protected]) or phone (tel:703-780-7518).

The submission period for the 2019 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards opens on Monday, May 20! The nomination peri...
05/21/2019
James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards | Planning Zoning

The submission period for the 2019 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards opens on Monday, May 20! The nomination period is from May 20, 2019 through 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019.

🔹The program is open to the general public and building and design professionals.
🔹Projects completed within the last 5 years (2014-2019) are eligible for submission.
🔹Projects previously receiving an award are ineligible for resubmission.
🔹Projects must be located in Fairfax County and not within the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax or Falls Church.

Please follow the link below for more information about the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards on the county’s website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/exceptional-design-awards/

Fairfax County, Virginia - James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards - Fairfax County

Join us on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. for a meeting of the McLean CBC Study Task Force in the Community Room at the ...
05/13/2019
McLean Community Business Center Study - Meetings | Planning Zoning

Join us on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. for a meeting of the McLean CBC Study Task Force in the Community Room at the McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA.

The task force will hear presentations on and discuss the following topics: environmental policies and parks/open space, heritage resources, and floor area ratio (FAR) and form-based Comprehensive Plan approaches.

The meeting agenda and additional information regarding task force meetings can be found on the McLean CBC Study meetings webpage.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/mclean-cbc-study/meetings

Fairfax County, Virginia - The McLean Community Business Center Study is a land use planning study that will review recommendations for future land uses, development intensities, transportation, public facilities and urban design standards within the CBC.

Join us on Monday, April 8th at 7 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 10th meeting of ...
04/01/2019
McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study | Planning Zoning

Join us on Monday, April 8th at 7 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 10th meeting of the McLean Community Business Center Task Force. The task force will refine the preferred land use scenario that will be used by county staff for analysis purposes. Transportation staff will present the Baseline Comprehensive Plan Transportation Analysis. For more information on the study, including past meeting summaries and videos, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/mclean-cbc-study.

Fairfax County Transportation
03/21/2019
Fairfax County Transportation

Fairfax County Transportation

VDOT is holding a design public hearing next Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on plans to improve a stretch of Route 1. The recommendeded design would widen the road from 4 to six lanes, add bike paths, sidewalks and create median space to accommodate a future Bus Rapid Transit system.

Mark your calendars🗓️...POP-UP STUDIO will showcase pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and building design ideas that...
03/14/2019

Mark your calendars🗓️...POP-UP STUDIO will showcase pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and building design ideas that will help to define the future character of the Richmond Highway corridor on Thursday, April 4 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Plaza. The County is excited to receive feedback from the community on the Urban Design Guidelines that are currently under development. POP IN for 20 minutes to view the drawings and share your thoughts! And, if you can’t make it, please take the online survey. www.fcrevit.org

Join us on Monday, March 18th at 7 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 9th meeting of ...
03/14/2019
McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study | Planning Zoning

Join us on Monday, March 18th at 7 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 9th meeting of the McLean Community Business Center Study Task Force. Planning staff will present potential land use scenarios for task force discussion and the different mechanisms that can be used in developing a preferred scenario. The task force will continue to discuss the Vision Plan transect zones and the submissions for land use change. For more information on the study, including past meeting summaries and videos, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/mclean-cbc-study.

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4th at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 8th meeting of t...
02/25/2019
McLean Community Business Center (CBC) Study | Planning Zoning

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4th at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road) for the 8th meeting of the McLean CBC Study Task Force. The task force will continue its discussion of the Vision Plan transect zones and the submissions for land use changes. Staff will also present potential land use scenarios for task force discussion. For more information on the study, including past meeting summaries and videos, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/mclean-cbc-study

On March 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Communtiy Meeting to go over details of the Proposed Hollin Hills Histori...
02/25/2019
Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV4 | Planning Zoning

On March 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Communtiy Meeting to go over details of the Proposed Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District (Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV4) at Hollin Meadows Elementary School Cafeteria (2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria, VA 22306).

Please visit the Plan Amendment webpage for more details. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/plan-amendments/hollin-hills-hod

Fairfax County, Virginia - Plan Amendment 2018-IV-MV4 (Hollin Hills Over Lay District (HOD))

Have you checked out our page Comprehensive Plan Amendments page recently? There you will find the adopted text for Plan...
02/06/2019
Comprehensive Plan Amendments | Planning Zoning

Have you checked out our page Comprehensive Plan Amendments page recently? There you will find the adopted text for Plan amendments like Innovation Center Station (North) and Northern Virginia Training Center and State Police Site.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Comprehensive Plan Amendments

01/28/2019

ATTN: The Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force scheduled Jan. 29 has been cancelled due to the potential for inclement weather 🌨. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding our next meeting in February.

Fairfax County Government
12/21/2018
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, check out the link below.

“It’s a connection to Tysons that never existed before.”
12/07/2018
VDOT to partially open Jones Branch Connector in Tysons

“It’s a connection to Tysons that never existed before.”

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials announced Dec. 6 they partially will open the new Jones Branch Connector in Tysons to traffic starting Saturday, Dec. 15.

Did you know that by 2040, 33% of Fairfax County residents will be 50+? On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a ...
12/06/2018
Fairfax County Creates New Zoning Rules to More Easily Accommodate Continuing Care Facilities | Public Affairs

Did you know that by 2040, 33% of Fairfax County residents will be 50+?

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a Zoning Ordinance amendment on Continuing Care Facilities, which created a new zoning district and land use.

Find out more information here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/fairfax-county-creates-new-zoning-rules-more-easily-accommodate-continuing-care-facilities

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County creates a new zoning distirct for continuing care facilities for seniors, like independent living, assisted living and nursing facilities.

"In the past few years, there has been a spike in investment in the area that hasn't gone unnoticed. Tysons is a huge ex...
11/29/2018
Tysons East wants to draw the “creative class,” and get them to stay

"In the past few years, there has been a spike in investment in the area that hasn't gone unnoticed. Tysons is a huge experiment in suburban redevelopment at this scale that the entire world is watching.”

Lots of people come to the glitzy, suburban Tysons East neighborhood to work, but most of them leave as soon as the workday is over. Tysons wants to change that.

From Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova: "Fantastic news for our region. Congratulations to our ...
11/13/2018
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

From Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova: "Fantastic news for our region. Congratulations to our neighbors in Arlington and to New York City. We look forward to welcoming Amazon as our newest corporate neighbor."

Amazon.com ‘HQ2’ coming to Northern Virginia; economic impact will be felt throughout the Washington region.

Transportation is as much a part of land use as potential development. Let FCDOT know how you get around the Franconia-S...
11/09/2018
Fairfax County Transportation

Transportation is as much a part of land use as potential development. Let FCDOT know how you get around the Franconia-Springfield area on the local transit network at their up coming open house meetings.

FCDOT wants to know how YOU get around the Franconia-Springfield area on the local transit network. Following up our online survey, we're hosting two open house events this month for transit riders and residents to provide input on how to make Fairfax Connector service more convenient, accessible, and efficient.

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