Small Area Plans

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Upcoming Meetings

Nearby residents, business owners, and other interested parties are invited to learn about the consultant's initial recommendations for Old Town Fairfax and Northfax and participate in workshops to refine those recommendations based on the variety of interests and priorities among City stakeholders. Information on the meetings is as follows:

  • Northfax (area around the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Fairfax Boulevard)
    • Date: January 30, 2020
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Location: Sherwood Community Center
  • Old Town Fairfax
    • Date: February 6, 2020
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Location: Sherwood Community Center

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.

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

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

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

City Hall Presentation Video
December 4, 2019 (Old Town South Community Meeting Old Town Hall Presentation  
December 5, 2019 (Northfax Community Meeting Fairfax United Methodist Church Presentation  
December 12, 2019 (Old Town North Community Meeting Sherwood Community Center Presentation  
Background Documents


Upcoming Small Area Plans

  • Fairfax Circle
  • Kamp Washington
  • Pickett & Main