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MCA board unhappy with plan for higher density in Fairfax development, InsideNOVA, May 5, 2016

This InsideNOVA article provides an excellent overview of the draft FAR 5.0 zoning ordinance amendment and the McLean Citizens Association's opposition to it.  It begins:

by BRIAN TROMPETER, Staff Writer | 0 comments


McLean Citizens Association logoMcLean Citizens Association (MCA) board members on May 4 inveighed against a proposed Fairfax County zoning-ordinance amendment that would ramp up building density dramatically in some areas.


The proposed amendment would increase the maximum allowable floor-area ratio (FAR) to 5.0 in selective areas of Planned Development Commercial and Planned Residential Mixed-Use zones.
Sites not within selective Planned Development Commercial areas could have a maximum FAR of 2.5, up from 1.5, according to an MCA resolution that passed unanimously.
“Many in the county are concerned about this,” said Mark Zetts, who chairs MCA’s Planning and Zoning Committee. “This a real deal-breaker.” . . .
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