News & Updates


As information is released or opportunities for involvement are scheduled, this web page will be updated with the latest information. Please check back frequently.

The Planning Commission, which meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, holds regular discussions on the Comprehensive Plan process. Click here to see upcoming agendas or to review minutes or audio/video from previous meetings.

Fact Book cover

The draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan Fact Book was presented to the Planning Commission on Nov 28 and is available for review and comment. This section will be included as an appendix to the comprehensive plan. 


DRAFT Multimodal Plan cover

The draft Multimodal Plan, which will be included as the Transportation chapter of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, is available for review and comment. 


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Revised Vision and Guiding Principles 10-16 Rev

At the October 10, 2016 meeting, the Planning Commission revised the vision statement for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan based on the 100+ community comments received on the draft. It now includes a single, overarching vision statement for the entire plan followed by a series of guiding principles, one for each of the plan’s content areas. 

multimodal briefing book cover  A briefing book with facts and figures about the existing conditions of transportation in the City and regionally is now posted online for review and comment.   
2035 Comprehensive Plan Draft Vision Statement

The draft vision statement is a series of statements related to each of the proposed content areas in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. It was developed based on feedback received from the community survey, issued this past spring, and discussions with City Council, Planning Commission, and various City boards and committees.

 Community Survey_063016_Final George Mason University - Center for Social Science Research's final report with results from the community survey. The purpose of the survey was to solicit community input on a broad range of topics as part of the initial outreach efforts for the new comprehensive plan. This feedback is now being used to develop the vision statement as well as being used to identify issues and guide data collection/analysis for the plan.  
   George Mason University - Center for Social Science Research presented the draft report of the survey results to City Council on June 14 and the Planning Commission on July 11.   
First slide of Powerpoint presentation of Community Survey Results The Community Survey has been completed. George Mason University - Center for Social Science Research presented a summary of the responses at the Sherwood Center on June 6. The powerpoint from the presentation can be viewed here. The report of the findings will be presented to City Council on june 14 and the Planning Commission on June 27.  
 summary of what a comprehensive plan is and why it matters to the public Learn about what the Comprehensive Plan is and how you can get involved! Click here to read more.  
 Cover of the Community Survey Spring 2016, George Mason University - Center for Social Science Research administered a Community Survey to gather information from City residents and businesses. Click on the image to the left to view a digital copy of the questions asked.   

For any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, please contact Community Development and Planning at 703.385.7930 or email.

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