Fairfax Hearing on Residential Studio Units Jan. 6

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is considering amending the County’s zoning ordinance to expand affordable housing options in the County. As currently proposed by county staff, the amendment would allow up to 75 residential studio units (RSUs) of up to 500 square feet in size, in most residential, commercial and industrial districts and in all planned development districts.

RSUs would only be allowed by the approval of a special exception or as part of a rezoning. The Fairfax Planning Commission will gather public input on the plan on Jan. 6 and Jan. 22. The meetings will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to testify.