Land Use updates and meetings

INOVA – Fairfax Hospital will be filing a Proffer Condition Amendment.

The application will be filed over the whole property [former Exxon/Mobil site]. New buildings will be proposed on the western side.  The program will include academic, research, office, and clinical uses with supporting hotel, retail and residential.  Dates and schedules are not available at this time.
During the week of October 8, 2018, the third series of outreach meetings will be conducted by Clarion Associates. Since the last series of outreach meetings, Clarion has been working with county staff to update the land use portion of the Zoning Ordinance.
The draft document of the Zoning Ordinance Structure and Industrial Uses are posted on the zMOD Website.
The attachment represents a portion of one of the articles that will be part of the modernized ordinance, and illustrates the proposed format and approach to the regulations that specify where and how land uses may be established. This document also contains proposed text related to industrial uses, which is one of the seven proposed land use classifications.

ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING. Fairfax County will also hold two public meetings to present the framework of the new Zoning Ordinance along with proposed revisions to

2. Industrial use zoning regulations.

The meetings will be held on:
Wednesday, October 10 – 7:00 p.m.

McNair Elementary School cafeteria and

Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Lee High School Cafeteria
 WATCH PRESENTATIONS – Presentations will also be
made to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 9th
at 11 a.m., and to the Planning Commission on Tuesday,
October 9th at 7 p.m.  Both presentations will be aired live
on Channel 16 or may be viewed later online on the Board of
Supervisors video archive or the Planning Commission video

 Proposed Amendment to Sign Provisions
 Reviewing use definitions to create more generic categories
to accommodate current, emerging and future uses, like
urban farming, and live-work units
 Updating the regulations for planned development housing
 Adding small-scale production and manufacturing
establishments in commercial districts
 Continuing Care Zoning Ordinance Amendment   – this ZO
deals with senior living and assisted care, etc.  – and is
 Older Adult Accommodations and Services – this ZO
Amendment deals with Older Adult Accommodations and
Services and other related changes –Don’t know exactly
how the two items above differ.
 General Economic Revitalization Zones – there is a draft –
this ZO would provide ‘discounts’ to encourage
development.  Some fees would be reduced by 50% – some
totally eliminated [such as the sewer tap fee].

3. Zoning Ordinance Amendments
 Telecommunications – Zoning Ordinance Amendment for
Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure
 Commercial Revitalization Districts [CRD] Commercial
Revitalization Area [CRA]
 Volume I: Urban Design Guidelines for CRDs and CRAs

The draft of Volume I: Urban Design Guidelines for the CRDs and CRAs is completed and the County is undertaking community outreach and engagement on the draft document.  Check it out above.
About the Guidelines – Volume I Guidelines include wide-ranging urban design best practices and apply holistically to all of the Fairfax County CRDs and CRAs (except Lake Anne).  They provide a common vocabulary to promote discussion about streetscapes, public spaces, and overall development plans and offer visual images about complex ideas and provide alternative approaches to achieving Comprehensive Plan objectives for CRDs and CRAs.
They are intended to be used by citizens, developers, Fairfax County staff, the Fairfax County Planning Commission, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors when either proposing or reviewing development proposals in CRDs and CRAs.  A separate Volume II District-specific Guidelines (Volume II Guidelines) will be uniquely created for each CRD and CRA and customized to the needs of the area.  Volume II Guidelines will be completed for all CRDs and CRAs in the coming year.

4. Comprehensive Plan Amendment for 8800 Richmond Highway.
This case has significant countywide environmental implications, and growing interest countywide.  There will be a do-over of the Planning Commission Public Hearing on October 24th, we start @7:30 pm. Click here for the staff report

5. Public Facilities ManualClick this link to a staff report
about changes to the PFM.  Some are significant, they are changing “shall” to “should” in a number of places, etc.
Planning Commission Public Hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Non-Office Building repurposing Planning Commission Public Hearing September 27 – B of S Tuesday, October 30.
The proposed Plan amendment focuses on existing non-office commercial buildings in areas planned for retail and other non-office commercial uses, or as retail/commercial components of mixed-use developments. Such structures include freestanding retail/commercial buildings, various types of shopping centers, and ground-floor retail components of mixed-use buildings.
Excluded from the scope of the amendment are properties planned for residential, public or institutional uses. Properties planned for industrial or industrial flex use are also excluded, since county policy identifies the importance of retaining industrially-planned areas for continued industrial use. An inventory of existing retail/commercial structures in Fairfax County, which was compiled to better understand the nature and distribution of such properties in the county, is provided as
Appendix 1 of this report.

6. Know Your Local Government: Become Engaged

This is a FREE, two-session community development program designed to help you learn more about your local government and the importance of community engagement.
Through a combination of a general county government overview in the first session and multiple breakout discussions during the second session, participants will:
Gain a clearer understanding of the critical role local government plays in our daily lives along with better knowledge of the programs and services available to Fairfax residents.
Learn how to effectively use county resources including health and human services, transportation, public safety, land use and zoning to improve neighborhood quality of life.
Learn about volunteer opportunities and ways to become involved in ongoing planning and collaboration with the county to help us build a stronger community for the future.
Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, October 3rd and October 17th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031.
Online registration is available at: or here.

Deadline for online and paper registrations is September 28, 2018.