Broyhill Park-ing reimagined

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association:

Fairfax County is proposing a “Parking Reimagined” amendment to Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance, which will reduce Minimum Parking Requirements (MPRs) throughout the County.

This amendment will allow a by right 20% reduction in Minimum Parking Requirements for both new and renovated apartment buildings and commercial businesses. Although the reasoning behind this is to encourage use of public transportation, the County does not have adequate transportation infrastructure in place for residents to use in place of their vehicles. There are already problems with overflow parking on residential streets and a lack of County enforcement of existing parking requirements.  If the amendment is approved, any new commercial or multifamily development could be built with 20% less required parking. In addition, the amendment does not provide for additional green space and tree canopy to make up for the larger footprint of the buildings that will result.

If you have concerns about the proposed “Parking Reimagined” amendment, send an email to the Board of Supervisors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let them know that you oppose any reduction in Minimum Parking Requirements, and if the amendment does go through, that it include a requirement for additional green space and tree canopy in proportion to the percentage decrease in parking. Please ask the clerk to distribute your email to all Supervisors.

More information:
The Parking Reimagined initiative is entering its final phases.  You can find the latest ordinance language under Draft Zoning Ordinance Article 6 Revisions at this link:  Parking Reimagined | Planning Development (fairfaxcounty.gov).

There will be two project open house meetings in January scheduled for Thursday, January 5, and Thursday, January 12.  Each will be virtual starting at 7:00 PM.  The link for the meetings will be on the Fairfax County Parking Reimagined website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zoning-ordinance/parking-reimagined.

The County hopes to present the amendment to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors toward the end of February or beginning of March 2023.  They have not set a specific date yet.

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