Small Area Plans

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Upcoming Meetings

Nearby residents and other interested parties are invited to provide input on the future of Old Town Fairfax and Northfax at our upcoming Community Meetings. At these meetings, the City's Small Area Plans consultant will have several questions for neighborhood residents to gather insights on the current conditions of these areas, as well as visions for the future. The meeting schedule as follows:

  • Old Town South (south of Main Street)
    • Date: December 4, 2019
    • Time: 6:30-8 PM
    • Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive)
  • Northfax (area around the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Fairfax Boulevard)
    • Date: December 5, 2019
    • Time: 6:30-8 PM
    • Location: Fairfax United Methodist Church (10300 Stratford Avenue)
  • Old Town North (north of Main Street)
    • Date: December 12, 2019
    • Time: 6:30-8 PM
    • Location: Sherwood Center (3740 Old Lee Highway)

Activity Centers

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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. While the Comprehensive Plan advises the Activity Center’s development at a high level, Small Area Plans provide more specific guidance for each Activity Center, including the desired mix of uses, residential density, building density, design aesthetic, street locations, multimodal connections infrastructure improvements, parking, and open space. As each Small Area Plan is completed and adopted, its recommendations will supersede the pre-existing guidance in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan for its respective Activity Center.

Check back here for new information and upcoming meetings.


In-Progress Small Area Plans (Old Town Fairfax and Northfax)

Community Meetings
Date Location Presentation Video
September 11, 2019 Sherwood Center Presentation  

November 5, 2019 (City Council/Planning
Commission Joint Work Session)

City Hall Presentation Video
Background Documents


Upcoming Small Area Plans

  • Fairfax Circle
  • Kamp Washington
  • Pickett & Main