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Reminder: Join us in the Katherine Johnson Middle School cafeteria this Thursday, November 18 for the Kamp Washington Sm...
11/15/2021
Kamp Washington Small Area Plan

Reminder: Join us in the Katherine Johnson Middle School cafeteria this Thursday, November 18 for the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Public Charrette, starting at 7 PM. For more information on this event or other info about the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan, please visit our project page on Engage Fairfax.

The City is in the process of developing and implementing Small Area Plans for the five Activity Centers defined in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan: Old Town Fairfax, Northfax, Pickett & Main, Fairfax Circle, and Kamp Washington. Small Area Plans provide specific

The public charrette for the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan will be held on Thursday, November 18 at 7 PM at Katherine ...
10/26/2021
Kamp Washington Small Area Plan

The public charrette for the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan will be held on Thursday, November 18 at 7 PM at Katherine Johnson Middle School. At this meeting, attendees will be able to review early conceptual designs for the Kamp Washington study area (the area in and directly around the triangle formed by Fairfax Boulevard, Lee Highway, and Jermantown Road), directly engage with the project team, and provide feedback that will influence the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan. For more information, please visit the project page on Engage Fairfax.

The City is in the process of developing and implementing Small Area Plans for the five Activity Centers defined in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan: Old Town Fairfax, Northfax, Pickett & Main, Fairfax Circle, and Kamp Washington. Small Area Plans provide specific

Check out the new Long-Range Planning Efforts’ Implementation map! This story map shares information about the City’s lo...
09/10/2021
City of Fairfax Long-Range Planning Efforts' Implementation

Check out the new Long-Range Planning Efforts’ Implementation map! This story map shares information about the City’s long-range planning documents – the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans – and how they’re being put into action to make Fairfax a vibrant 21st century community.

Tracking Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans' implementation in the City of Fairfax

We need your help! The 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated soon, and your feedback is requeste...
08/12/2021
Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Public Survey

We need your help! The 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated soon, and your feedback is requested. This Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Survey provides an opportunity for you to participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impacts of future disasters.

https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/northern-virginia-hazard-mitigation-public-survey

Northern Virginia jurisdictions are preparing an update to the 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan. The regional plan will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, winter weather, and more.

On the agenda for Tuesday’s (7/27/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through...
07/25/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday’s (7/27/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Public hearing and Council action on proposed amendments to the Code of the City of Fairfax, Chapter 110 (Zoning).
- Work session discussion on a request of the American Legion Post 177, Toll Brothers and Post 177 Apartments LLC (Good Works) for a proposed redevelopment of 3939 Oak St.
- Work session discussion on the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Existing Conditions Report.
- Work session discussion on the National Register nomination for the City of Fairfax Historic District.
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1947https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1947

Presentations by the public on any item not subject to a public hearing.  * Citizens are asked to watch the City Council meeting on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings.  * When instructed, please call...

On the agenda for Monday’s (7/26/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
07/23/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for Monday’s (7/26/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Existing Conditions Report
- Work session discussion on updates to the implementation guides for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Old Town Fairfax Small Area Plan and the Northfax Small Area Plan and discussion of associated potential amendments to the Zoning Ordinance
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2448

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Kirsten Lockhart, Matthew Rice

06/14/2021
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On the agenda for tonight’s (6/14/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion regarding potential next steps for a City Housing Assessment.
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2445.

On the agenda for Tuesday's (6/8/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through ...
06/04/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday's (6/8/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on potential Zoning Text Amendments regarding §4.6 (Signs), and other miscellaneous amendments.
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1944

The June 8, 2021 regular meeting of the City Council is being held electronically pursuant one or more of the following:  (i) Code of Virginia Sec. 2.2-3708(A)(3); (ii) the currently effective ordinance enacted by the City Council implementing emergency procedures to ensure continuity of government...

On the agenda for Monday's (5/24/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
05/21/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for Monday's (5/24/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on potential Zoning Text Amendments regarding §4.6 (Signs), and other miscellaneous amendments.
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2444

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Kirsten Lockhart, Matthew Rice

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (5/11/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
05/07/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (5/11/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on the final Urban Forestry Program Evaluation Report.
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1942

The May 11, 2021 regular meeting of the City Council is being held electronically pursuant one or more of the following:  (i) Code of Virginia Sec. 2.2-3708(A)(3); (ii) the currently effective ordinance enacted by the City Council implementing emergency procedures to ensure continuity of government...

On the agenda for Monday's (5/10/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
05/06/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for Monday's (5/10/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Pre-application briefing on a proposal by Ali Javad, property owner, for the development of the property located at 10251 Main Street with an eight (8) unit townhome development. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2443

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Kirsten Lockhart, Matthew Rice

Join us at the first Kamp Washington Small Area Plan public meeting, scheduled for June 9 at 7 PM. At this meeting, you ...
04/28/2021
Kamp Washington Small Area Plan

Join us at the first Kamp Washington Small Area Plan public meeting, scheduled for June 9 at 7 PM. At this meeting, you can share your thoughts about this Activity Center, learn more about small area plans and the proposed process of developing plans for Kamp Washington, and learn how to stay involved as the plan develops. For more information on the project and to register for the meeting, please visit the project page on Engage Fairfax.

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On the agenda for tonight's (4/26/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or ...
04/26/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for tonight's (4/26/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussions on the City’s Bicycle Transportation Plan and the Two-Year Transportation Program for FY22/23 Funding Applications
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2442

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Tom Burrell, Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Kirsten Lockhart, Matthew Rice

Join us on Thursday, May 13 for our second public outreach meeting for the Historic District Boundaries Review project. ...
04/20/2021
Updating City of Fairfax Historic District Boundaries

Join us on Thursday, May 13 for our second public outreach meeting for the Historic District Boundaries Review project. For more information on the project and to register (click on "Public Outreach Meeting" on the right side of the page), please visit the project page on Engage Fairfax.

Old Town Fairfax is a unique destination in suburban Washington, D.C. The historic downtown area includes buildings that date back to when the city was still known as the Town of Providence. Old Town’s charming architecture and street grid are integral to the vibrant

04/19/2021
Demographics and Statistical Profile | City of Fairfax, VA

Did you know the City releases a new Fact Book every year with the latest statistics about the City's population, neighborhoods, transportation network, economic vitality, and more? The 2021 edition is now live and available for you to read on the City website! Check out our "Demographics and Statistical Profile" page, then click on the 2021 Fact Book cover to review the document in its entirety.

Originally designed as an appendix to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Fact Book is a standalone document that provides users with maps and analyses regarding the City’s population, neighborhoods, housing, transportation network, economic vitality, environment and sustainability, and community s...

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (3/23/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
03/22/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (3/23/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Public hearing to consider a request from McDonald’s USA LLC for a Special Use Permit to allow drive-through windows/facilities on the premises known as 3195 Old Lee Hwy.
See the agenda at:
https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1939

The March 23, 2021 special meeting of the City Council is being held electronically pursuant one or more of the following:  (i) Code of Virginia Sec. 2.2-3708(A)(3); (ii) the currently effective ordinance enacted by the City Council implementing emergency procedures to ensure continuity of governme...

On the agenda for Monday's (3/8/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or th...
03/05/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for Monday's (3/8/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on the proposed redevelopment of the Breezeway Motel, Fairfax Gardens Apartments, and adjacent properties (addresses include 10829 Fairfax Boulevard, 10807-10812 Cedar Avenue, 3937 Walnut Street, 3930 Oak Street, 3932 Oak Street, and 3934 Oak Street)
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2439

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Tom Burrell, Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Matthew Rice

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (2/23/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
02/22/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (2/23/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on a proposed redevelopment of 3939 Oak Street (American Legion)
- Work session discussion of the study area for the upcoming Kamp Washington Small Area Plan
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1937

The February 23, 2021 regular meeting of the City Council is being held electronically pursuant one or more of the following:  (i) Code of Virginia Sec. 2.2-3708(A)(3); (ii) the currently effective ordinance enacted by the City Council implementing emergency procedures to ensure continuity of gover...

On the agenda for Monday's (2/22/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
02/19/2021
Planning Commission Regular Meeting/Work Session

On the agenda for Monday's (2/22/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Work session discussion on a proposed redevelopment of 3939 Oak Street (American Legion)
- Work session discussion of a potential city-wide housing assessment
- Work session discussion of the study area for the upcoming Kamp Washington Small Area Plan
View the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2438

Chair: Mark Angres / Vice-Chair: James Feather / Commissioners: Tom Burrell, Paul Cunningham, Amir Eftekhari, Matthew Rice

02/16/2021
engage.fairfaxva.gov

Due to Thursday's anticipated storms, the Historic District meeting will not be aired live over Cityscreen-12 and Channel 12. However, the meeting will still occur live via GoToWebinar and the recorded meeting will both be posted to the City Meetings page and aired on Cityscreen-12 (schedule TBD). To register via GoToWebinar, click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8099713347319480076. To learn more about the project, click here: https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/old-town-historic-district-expansion

Please join Community Development & Planning and Historic Resources staff on February 18 at 7PM for the first public mee...
02/03/2021
Updating City of Fairfax Historic District Boundaries

Please join Community Development & Planning and Historic Resources staff on February 18 at 7PM for the first public meeting on the Historic District project. Participants will learn about the consultant's initial findings and will have the opportunity to ask additional questions about the project. To register via GoToWebinar, click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8099713347319480076. (The meeting is also viewable live via Cityscreen-12 and on Channel 12 on Verizon FIOS and Cox Communications within the City.) To learn more about the project, click here: https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/old-town-historic-district-expansion

Old Town Fairfax is a unique destination in suburban Washington, D.C. The historic downtown area includes buildings that date back to when the city was still known as the Town of Providence. Old Town’s charming architecture and street grid are integral to the vibrant shopping, dining, and entertai...

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (1/26/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or t...
01/25/2021
City Council Regular Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday night's (1/26/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings):
- Public hearing to consider a renewal of a Special Use Permit to allow a child care center as an accessory use at Fairfax Christian Church (10185 Main Street).
See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1935

The January 26, 2021 special meeting of the City Council is being held electronically pursuant one or more of the following:  (i) Code of Virginia Sec. 2.2-3708(A)(3); (ii) the currently effective ordinance enacted by the City Council implementing emergency procedures to ensure continuity of govern...

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Reminder: Join us in the Katherine Johnson Middle School cafeteria this Thursday, November 18 for the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Public Charrette, starting at 7 PM. For more information on this event or other info about the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan, please visit our project page on Engage Fairfax.
The public charrette for the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan will be held on Thursday, November 18 at 7 PM at Katherine Johnson Middle School. At this meeting, attendees will be able to review early conceptual designs for the Kamp Washington study area (the area in and directly around the triangle formed by Fairfax Boulevard, Lee Highway, and Jermantown Road), directly engage with the project team, and provide feedback that will influence the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan. For more information, please visit the project page on Engage Fairfax.
Check out the new Long-Range Planning Efforts’ Implementation map! This story map shares information about the City’s long-range planning documents – the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans – and how they’re being put into action to make Fairfax a vibrant 21st century community.
We need your help! The 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated soon, and your feedback is requested. This Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Survey provides an opportunity for you to participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impacts of future disasters. https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/northern-virginia-hazard-mitigation-public-survey
On the agenda for Tuesday’s (7/27/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Public hearing and Council action on proposed amendments to the Code of the City of Fairfax, Chapter 110 (Zoning). - Work session discussion on a request of the American Legion Post 177, Toll Brothers and Post 177 Apartments LLC (Good Works) for a proposed redevelopment of 3939 Oak St. - Work session discussion on the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Existing Conditions Report. - Work session discussion on the National Register nomination for the City of Fairfax Historic District. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1947https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1947
On the agenda for Monday’s (7/26/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Work session discussion on the Kamp Washington Small Area Plan Existing Conditions Report - Work session discussion on updates to the implementation guides for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Old Town Fairfax Small Area Plan and the Northfax Small Area Plan and discussion of associated potential amendments to the Zoning Ordinance See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2448
On the agenda for tonight’s (6/14/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Work session discussion regarding potential next steps for a City Housing Assessment. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2445.
On the agenda for Tuesday's (6/8/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Work session discussion on potential Zoning Text Amendments regarding §4.6 (Signs), and other miscellaneous amendments. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1944
Reminder: Our Kamp Washington Small Area Plan public (virtual) meeting is next Wednesday, June 9 at 7 PM! For more information about the project and to register, please visit https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/kamp-washington-small-area-plan.
On the agenda for Monday's (5/24/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Work session discussion on potential Zoning Text Amendments regarding §4.6 (Signs), and other miscellaneous amendments. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2444
On the agenda for Tuesday night's (5/11/21) City Council meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Work session discussion on the final Urban Forestry Program Evaluation Report. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=1942
On the agenda for Monday's (5/10/21) Planning Commission meeting starting at 7pm (watch on Channel 12 (Cox/Verizon) or through live streaming on the city’s website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings): - Pre-application briefing on a proposal by Ali Javad, property owner, for the development of the property located at 10251 Main Street with an eight (8) unit townhome development. See the agenda at: https://fairfax.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=11&event_id=2443