County staff presented the final report of a study that will guide amendments to county’s Comprehensive Plan around the Silver Line on Jan. 21.
The Scenario Planning Study is the latest step in a planning process begun in October 2013. Staff studied the tradeoffs and impacts of land uses around the Silver Line. A consultant recommended a “complete community” with the full range of uses and amenities—working, shopping, learning, and playing—close by.
The consultant’s report recommends high-density urban development within walking distance of the planned Metrorail stations, airport-compatible uses to protect Dulles Airport in the long term, embracing data centers in strategic areas, and focusing on a safe, efficient grid network for transportation, among other things. The report is available at on the county government website.