Comprehensive Plan

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The Comprehensive Plan is the City's official policy guide for future development-related decisions. It is general and long-range in nature and provides a picture of how the community wishes to develop over the next 15 to 20 years. As a policy document, the plan provides a framework for residents and decision makers to conceptualize how the city should look and function, as well as the best methods and strategies for achieving those goals.

Plan Components

City of Fairfax 2035 Comprehensive Plan Cover

You may also download the entire Comprehensive Plan.

Small Area Plans

Small Area Plans are neighborhood-level plans intended to provide the City with guidance on each of its five Activity Centers defined in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan - Old Town Fairfax, Northfax, Kamp Washington, Fairfax Circle, and Pickett & Main. As each Small Area Plan is completed and adopted, its recommendations will supersede the pre-existing guidance in the Comprehensive Plan for its respective Activity Center. On June 23, 2020, City Council adopted the first two Small Area Plans for Old Town Fairfax and Northfax.

For additional information on Small Area Plans, including news on upcoming plans and how to get updates on the Small Area Plans' processes, please visit the Small Area Plans page

Completed Studies, Projects & Plans

Past studies, projects, and plans that helped guide formation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan can be found here.

Comprehensive Plan Resources

Events, videos, presentations, and other documents key to the creation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan can be found here.


Information on the Comprehensive Plan's progress and adoption can be found here.

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