Fairfax Center Area Study Kickoff Open House

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Fairfax Center Area Study Kickoff Open House

  1. 1. FAIRFAX CENTER AREA STUDY KICKOFF OPEN HOUSE October 2013
  2. 2. Existing Conditions
  3. 3. The Concept for Future Development and Land Classification System  Suburban Center    Suburban Neighborhoods      Employment centers located along major arterials Include mixed-use cores Contain the county’s established residential neighborhoods Considered to be stable areas of little or no change Broad mix of allowable residential densities and styles, parks and open space Can include supporting neighborhoodserving commercial services, public facilities, and institutional uses if compatible Low Density Residential Areas   Ensure the preservation of environmental resources by limiting development primarily to low density, large lot residential and open space uses These are stable areas of little or no change
  4. 4. Existing Conditions Report    Published September 2013 Provides information on the study area geography, area-wide policies, land uses, and public facilities in the study area. Purpose is to create a uniform baseline knowledge of the area and identify other considerations for the study. Click above to read the report!
  5. 5. Existing Conditions Report  Divided into several chapters: Demographics  Land Use  Transportation  Housing  Environment  Heritage Resources  Public Facilities  Parks and Recreation  Conclusions 
  6. 6. Trivia!    How may dwelling units are presently within the Fairfax Center Area? 21,369 This ranks #1 among the county’s activity centers
  7. 7. Trivia!  Between 2000 and 2010, the population of the Fairfax Center Area grew by  74 percent
  8. 8. Trivia!   How many public parks are completely or partially within the Fairfax Center Area? 14, totaling 489 acres
  9. 9. Study Process and Next Steps Existing Conditions Study Kickoff Transition Area Studies Suburban Center/ Areawide Study
  10. 10. Study Phases Phase I: Transition Areas Phase II: Suburban Center and Areawide Guidance
  11. 11. Transition Areas     Established low density residential areas and suburban neighborhoods Coordinate with district land use committees and councils Review will begin in November Timeline: approximately one year until public hearing
  12. 12. Suburban Center and Areawide Guidance      Denser core of study area Update facts and reflect buildout Anticipated to begin at conclusion of transition area study (late 2014) Plan to be reviewed through Areawide Task Force Timeline: 18-24 months
  13. 13. Share Your Ideas  Share your ideas about the future of the Fairfax Center Area: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxcenter /virtualmeeting1007.htm  What are the present strengths and weaknesses in the Fairfax Center Area?  What are the opportunities and challenges you see in the next 20 years in the Fairfax Center Area?
  14. 14. Stay Informed  Visit the study webpage:   Send an email to:   https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxlanduse Call our office:   http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/email/lists (look for “Fairfax Center Area planning study news” under Land Use & Development Like us on Facebook   DPZFairfaxCenter@fairfaxcounty.gov Join the study listserv:   http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxcenter (703) 324-1380 Visit us:  The Department of Planning and Zoning, Planning Division 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730, Fairfax, VA 22035

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