A 2007 memo from the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Planning Services to the Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning Zoning Evaluation Division has been added the Resource Center best practices database. This document shows how density affects planning for new students and new schools in Fairfax County, VA. Specifically, the document shows the specific ratios of students that will be generated by a new dense development. This is an example that cities and school districts can follow when discussing higher density housing additions to the community, and the expenses that result.
The Fairfax County, VA, Planning Commission TOD Committee, established in May 2006, was a special committee of the Planning Commission which sponsored an open and visible process to gather input on a consensus vision and guidance on Fairfax County Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). The Committee's goal was to recommend language to the Board of Supervisors and County staff for use in a Policy Plan Amendment (STO7-CW-ICP) that provided a standardized definition and set of guiding principles for Transit-Oriented Development in Fairfax County.
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Blogosphere: St. Louis Arch Plan Quietly Closes Streets
Next American City
A foundation aiming to revamp the grounds near the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis presented its second update to the city Wednesday night, its first in 12 months...
Blogosphere: Vision for Sustainable Transport
The City Fix
We are in the midst of global trends that point to more congestion, air pollution, and traffic injuries and deaths in our cities, not to mention the…
During the last few decades of the 20th century, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce recognized that Fairfax was facing serious challenges in meeting infrastructure demands as it grew from a rural community of dairy farms to one of the wealthiest suburbs in the nation. Attracting business to Fairfax required a visionary plan that provided incentives for companies to relocate or expand... Read On
Last year, a group of residents, business leaders, and landowners formulated a bold vision for Tysons: transforming the nation's quintessential "edge city" from a sprawling mess of traffic-choked expressways and isolated office towers and malls into a walkable city. It's getting four Metro stops, more than most cities have, and a Metro line linking it to an even larger city. If there's any hope for suburban commercial centers to morph into something better, this vision was it...... Read On
There are 10 schools within the Tysons study area. At present, 4 schools are over capacity. In five years, 2 additional schools are projected to be over capacity for a total of 6 schools over capacity. Over the past two years, FCPS has experienced a significant increase in enrollment (5,000+ students) and anticipates a continuation of such growth.
This document shows how density affects planning for new students and new schools in Fairfax County Virginia. Specifically, we can see the specific ratios of students that will be generated by a new dense development. This is an example that cities and school districts can follow when discussing higher density housing additions to the community, and the expenses that result.