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Important notice, which could affect our community.  Please read and complete the survey listed in the last paragraph. W...
04/27/2020

Important notice, which could affect our community. Please read and complete the survey listed in the last paragraph.

While undertaking a project to modernize and better organize the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance (zMOD), county staff has proposed sweeping amendments to regulations pertaining to accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

What’s an ADU? An ADU is a dwelling unit limited to two bedrooms and two occupants, complete with a full kitchen, that may be constructed as an accessory to any single-family detached home. Currently, on lots less than 2 acres, the ADU must be inside the house, (an interior ADU). On lots larger than 2 acres, the ADU may be interior or standalone (an exterior ADU). There can be only one ADU on a property and the homeowner is required to live on the property. The interior ADU effectively turns the single-family home into a duplex. The standalone ADU adds a second home to the property.

Current ADU Regulations. ADUs were introduced into the zoning ordinance some time ago as a housing option for older and/or disabled residents, in particular, family members of the property owner who are either disabled or at least 55 years of age in general need of monitoring and support. Today, the approval of both interior and exterior ADUs requires a special permit, a process that assures transparency and some measure of compatibility of the ADU with the community. Neighbors receive notice in the mail that an ADU application has been filed, and sign boards are posted on the property with the same message. A public hearing is held before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to provide neighbors an opportunity to state and resolve their concerns, and the BZA is required to make a determination that the ADU would be compatible with the character of the neighborhood. The BZA is an independent body appointed by the Circuit Court.

Proposed Amendments. The zMOD program is proposing to:

Change the intent and purpose of ADUs from housing for the elderly and disabled to one that deletes the requirement that one or both occupants of the ADU must be either disabled or at least 55 years of age.

Current regulations stipulate that occupants of a single-family detached home may include no more than 4 people unrelated by blood or marriage. The proposed regulations would allow conversion of single-family homes with 4 unrelated people and one kitchen into duplexes with 6 unrelated people and 2 kitchens.

Proposed changes also include eliminating the required special permit and the entire public hearing process for a routine administrative permit instead.

You can find the zMOD accessory dwelling unit video and the survey at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zmod. The video is under the heading VIDEOS and the survey under SURVEYS. Please encourage your membership to engage and respond to the survey.

Thank you neighbors, Franconia District Police, and Edsall Road Fire Station 26 for making this a great National Night O...
08/07/2019

Thank you neighbors, Franconia District Police, and Edsall Road Fire Station 26 for making this a great National Night Out.

08/06/2019
Tonight 6-8 PM. Don’t forget that Edsall Park will be having a National Night Out event at the Edsall Park Swim Club.  I...
08/06/2019

Tonight 6-8 PM. Don’t forget that Edsall Park will be having a National Night Out event at the Edsall Park Swim Club. It’s open to the whole community to come and enjoy. Hope to see you there!

The local fire station and our local police officers will be attending!

08/06/2019

Come to National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6 at Edsall Park Swim Club Parking lot from 6-8 PM. Meet local police and firefighters. Swim free from 6-8 PM. Food available for purchase. Free popsicles!

Have some fun getting to know your neighbors or seeing old friends this spring. See you April 28th!
03/26/2019

Have some fun getting to know your neighbors or seeing old friends this spring. See you April 28th!

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EPSC opens this Saturday at noon. Sign Up today -
05/22/2018

EPSC opens this Saturday at noon. Sign Up today -

Escape with a summer pool membership at Edsall Park Swim Club, a hidden oasis of family fun located near Edsall Road and I-395. In its 57th year of operation, the EPSC is convenient to Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Falls Church and Arlington. EPSC invites all swimmers age 4-18 to participate i...

Work or Pay starts tomorrow, Open House all day  -
04/27/2018

Work or Pay starts tomorrow, Open House all day -

Escape with a summer pool membership at Edsall Park Swim Club, a hidden oasis of family fun located near Edsall Road and I-395. In its 57th year of operation, the EPSC is convenient to Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Falls Church and Arlington. EPSC invites all swimmers age 4-18 to participate i...

Join Us for the summer and bring your friends -
04/20/2018

Join Us for the summer and bring your friends -

Escape with a summer pool membership at Edsall Park Swim Club, a hidden oasis of family fun located near Edsall Road and I-395. In its 57th year of operation, the EPSC is convenient to Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Falls Church and Arlington. EPSC invites all swimmers age 4-18 to participate i...

Support Holmes MS PTA through the WTOP News Click for KIDS campaign.
03/05/2018

Support Holmes MS PTA through the WTOP News Click for KIDS campaign.

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