McLean: District Design Guidelines

The Volume II: District Design Guidelines for McLean contains written and visual ideas for the design of streets, lighting, and the area fronting buildings. The guidelines provide design direction to enhance the appearance of the McLean Commercial Revitalization District (CRD). They are a companion document to the Volume I: Urban Design Guidelines for Fairfax County Revitalization Districts and Areas. These two volumes are to be used together when proposing, designing, or reviewing development projects. The Guidelines were endorsed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on September 12, 2023.

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group was comprised of Directors and Alternate Directors who serve on the McLean Planning Committee. There were three individuals from each of the four MPC community stakeholder groups: the McLean Citizen's Association, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, Surrounding Citizens Associations, and Commercial Landowners. Information and materials from past Advisory Group meetings are available for reference below.

Past Meetings & Materials

Advisory Group Meeting #11
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Video (Passcode: *bLrv0Mz)  |  Community Feedback Presentation

Community Open House
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
The meeting showcased draft urban design ideas related to streetscapes, landscaping and environmental designs, building architecture, parks, gateways, and public art. Nearly 200 residents and business owners attended and hundreds of community comments were recorded.
Display Boards

Advisory Group Meeting #10
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Meeting Agenda

Advisory Group Meeting #9
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Trees & Landscaping Presentation  |  Lighting, Wayfinding, Art & Parking Presentation

Trees, Landscaping, and Streetscape Site Visit with Urban Forestry
Monday, November 28, 2022

Advisory Group Meeting #8
October 26, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Staff Presentation  |  Building Zone Public Realm Diagrams

Advisory Group Meeting #7
September 28, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Meeting Video (Passcode: f@ALCD6m)  |  Street Paving & Furnishings Presentation  |  Cycletrack & Urban Trail Design Overview

Advisory Group Meeting #6
July 27, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Streetscape Presentation  |  Urban Park Network Presentation #2

Advisory Group Meeting #5
June 22, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Draft Streetscape Model  |  Urban Park Network Presentation

Advisory Group Meeting #4
May 25, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Streetscape Presentation

Advisory Group Meeting #3
April 27, 2022 
Meeting Agenda  |  Urban Design Concept

Community Workshop
March 23, 2022
A community workshop was held to discuss desired designs for streetscapes, lighting, furnishings, parks and plazas, and public art. A follow-up online survey was also available. Almost 100 people attended the workshop and 200 people responded to the survey. The results of the survey and workshop are being used to inform the recommendations in the McLean urban design guidelines.
Workshop Agenda  |  Workshop Video  |  Workshop and Survey Results

Advisory Group Meeting #2
February 23, 2022
Meeting Agenda

Advisory Group Meeting #1
January 26, 2022
Meeting Agenda  |  Comprehensive Plan Presentation  |  Volume 1 Guidelines Overview