Comprehensive Planning in Fauquier County helps sustain and enhance the quality of life of the County’s citizens. The Comprehensive Plan is the foundation from which all other policies and ordinances stem. Natural and historic resources, housing, land use, agriculture, economic development, public facilities, transportation, community design guidelines and more are discussed in the Plan. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires us to maintain an updated Plan, for public health welfare and safety. Therefore, staff is frequently engaged with citizen advisory committees to revise sections of the Plan. In addition, Comprehensive Plan Amendments can be submitted twice a year by land developers or citizens for review and action by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
Our Adopted Comprehensive Plan is available online for downloading. Contact the Planning Office with inquiries.
Citizen Committees & Outreach occur regularly and as directed by the Board of Supervisors. Service District advisory groups and committees meet to discuss updates to community plans and develop a draft for recommendation to the Planning Commission. These committees usually last a year or more until a draft is adopted. The County’s Transportation Committee also discusses road plans that can be used in updates to the Plan and VDOT’s 6-Year Plan. Other, special committees are formed to provide a level of detail to a particular topic, such as public facilities or bicycle and pedestrian planning. Advisory groups are an important part of the planning process and citizens are encouraged to participate. Recent groups include the Catlett-Calverton-Midland Service District Committee, the Battlefield Support group, Marshall Service District Committee, and New Baltimore Service District Committee.
Recent Committees include Catlett-Calverton-Midland Service District Committee and The Battlefield Support Committee (a sub-committee of the Architectural Review Board). On-going committees that make recommendations for revising the Plan include the Marshall Service District Committee, New Baltimore Service District Committee, Public Facilities Committee and Transportation Committee.
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments must be posted online as required by the Virginia Code. This page is dedicated to the posting of Amendments drafted by applicants as well as the County. All proposed changes to the Plan, including text, figures, tables, illustrations, and maps will be posted here and updated if the amendment is modified. Supplemental information necessary for the review of these amendments and companion applications will be posted when possible. Many County-sponsored Comprehensive Plan updates involve community meetings and drafts. In these cases, visit the citizen advisory group web page to follow along with on-going meetings and materials. Drafts provided to the Planning Commission will be posted on this page.
The complete file for all applications, including archived versions of the proposal and staff reports are available for viewing in the Planning Office. Should the proposed amendment be withdrawn, or denied by the Board of Supervisors, the application will be removed from this webpage. Should the application be approved, staff will incorporate all changes into the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
CPAM12-CR-003 - Opal Gateway - Juniper Tree Properties LC and Oak Tree Properties LC, owner / applicant, has requested to modify and expand the Opal Service District. The proposal is for approximately 100 acres. Approximately 17 acres of the project area lies within the Opal Service District and currently has a land use of Industrial. The remainder (+/- 83 acres) of the project area is outside of the current limits of the Opal Service District. The applicant intends to designate the properties with a new Land Use Category of Business Mixed Use / Travel. The property is located along the north side of Marsh Road (US 17), across from Fayettesville Road and south east of Clarkes Road, in Opal. The applicant has also submitted a rezoning application and several associated Special Exception Applications for the properties.
PINs: 6980-49-5167, 6980-48-2529, 6980-48-3762, 6980-48-1703, 6980-48-4203, 6980-57-5934, 6980-48-1665, and 6981-40-1350
For all County Proposed Amendments below, please use the online agenda search to stay current on the proposed applications.
All submission materials are available in the Department for public review.
CPAM13-LE-003 - An amendment to Comprehensive Plan Chapter 6 - Service Districts - Bealeton Service District Plan to change the designation of certain properties within the Bealeton Service District
Update to Chapter 9 of the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan Dealing with Public Facilities and Utilities
Update to Chapter 9-Addendum of the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan, The Plan for Commercial Wireless Facilities
Update to the Comprehensive Plan Chapter 6 – Service Districts --Catlett, Calverton, Midland Village Service District Plan CPAM08-CR-005
Marshall Gateway – Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Chapter 6 – Service Districts – Marshall Service District Plan – CPAM08-MA-006 to re-designate approximately 26 acres, currently designated as Low-Density Residential (1-3 units per acre), to Mixed Use on the Marshall Land Use Plan. Properties are located northeast of Winchester Road (Business Route 17) and south of the Norfolk-Southern rail line, Marshall District (PIN #6969-97-2278-000, 6969-98-4109-000, 6969-98-5472-000, 6969-97-0217-000, 6969-88-9632-000, 6969-98-1750-000, and 6969-87-8431-000)
Date Last Modified: 04/24/2013