Annandale: District Design Guidelines

SignageThe Annandale Urban Design Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide design direction to enhance the appearance of the Annandale Community Business Center (CBC). The Guidelines serve as a complement to the existing Comprehensive Plan vision through its detailed urban design and streetscape guidance that is to be used by owners, developers, citizens and Fairfax County: staff, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors when proposing, designing or reviewing development projects.   Whether a development requires zoning or site plan approval or is being developed by right, developers are encouraged to abide by these Guidelines to assist in implementing the community vision for Annandale.

Update of the Annandale Urban Design Guidelines

The recent creation of the Volume I: Urban Design Guidelines for Fairfax County Revitalization Districts and Areas requires a redesign and update to the existing Annandale Urban Design Guidelines. Volume I applies to all County Commercial Revitalization Districts and Commercial Revitalization Areas and includes broad urban design recommendations for streets, parks, landscaping, building exteriors and placemaking features.  Redundant content in the Guidelines will be removed as part of the update resulting in a new Volume II: District Design Guidelines for Annandale. This updated version retains district-specific recommendations and adds elements related to public art, revised streetscape materials, and completes street sections provided in other design guidelines.

Schedule Status
Redesign of the 2011 Annandale Urban Design Guidelines into draft Volume II: District Design Guidelines for Annandale Completed December 2020
View the Draft Volume II: District Design Guidelines for Annandale
Please note the PDF will open in spread layout, meaning you will see two pages at a time. This gives a sense f how the document would flow in a physical booklet format.
Virtual Community Presentation on the Draft

Held February 11, 2021 at 7p.m.
Watch the Virtual Presentation
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Community Feedback Period
Outreach Flyers:  English Korean Spanish
Accepted February 2021
Information Item Presentation at the Mason District Land Use Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting

Presented February 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Summary of Comments and Changes

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Final version of Volume II: District Design Guidelines for Annandale prepared for Board of Supervisors endorsement Anticipated BOS Date: June 22, 2021
May 2021 Document with Revisions Highlighted
May 2021 Document


Next Steps

Following endorsement, the new District Design Guidelines will be used to evaluate proposed Annandale development projects.