Design Guidelines Rewrite

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The City of Fairfax with consultant team Frazier Associates and Lardner-Klein Landscape Architects are in the process of writing a new design guidelines document for the City of Fairfax. This document will be heavily used by the Board of Architectural Review and City staff when assessing design throughout the City. The document will cover the Old Town Fairfax Historic Districts, the Old Town Fairfax Transition District, and the Architectural Control District. For more information and for questions, contact Tommy Scibilia with the Department of Community Development and Planning. | (703) 385-7892

 Meetings Date AgendaS PresentationS Minutes Other documents
City Council Hearing 7/24/18   
  Final Draft 
BAR Hearing 7/11/18       Draft 3

Joint Session - City

Council and BAR


See below

Advisory Committee

Meeting 4 


Draft 2

Advisory Committee

Meeting 3

    Draft 1

Advisory Committee

Meeting 2

9/20/17  Agenda Presentation  Minutes 

BAR and Staff Questionnaire Results

Committee Visual Preference Survey Results

BAR Visual Preference Survey Results

Advisory Committee

Meeting 1

8/31/17  Agenda  Presentation Minutes  None
Kick-off Meeting 7/13/17 Agenda None Minutes None 

The document will be available for public comment at various meetings including advisory committee meetings, Board of Architectural Review meetings, and City Council Meetings. Check this page for announcements.

The advisory committee is composed of City staff, board and commission members, members of the Economic Development Authority, as well as downtown business owners who are part of the Downtown Coalition. The group is anticipated to meet four times throughout the process to provide feedback to staff and the consultant team as the document is developed and edited.