The General Land Use Plan (GLUP) is the primary policy guide for development. Landowners may request a GLUP amendment to accommodate development of their property. However, a Special GLUP Study is needed in those instances where there is no adopted plan or where the GLUP amendment request is inconsistent with the guidance of the relevant adopted plan. For information about fees, view the Zoning Fee Schedule.
- Amendment Application Process
- County Policy on Consideration of GLUP Amendments Unanticipated by Previous Planning Efforts
- Map of Special GLUP Studies 2009-2018
Village at Shirlington
A GLUP amendment request was submitted to change the area shown in green, located within the Village at Shirlington Phased Development Site Plan (PDSP), from “Low” Office-Apartment-Hotel (up to 1.5 FAR for office, 72 units/acre for residential and 110 units/acre for hotel) to “Medium” Office-Apartment-Hotel (up to 2.5 FAR for office, 115 units/acre for residential and 180 units/acre for hotel).
2300 9th St. S.
A GLUP amendment request was submitted to change the land use designation for a portion of the property from “Service Commercial” to “Low-Medium” Residential (16-36 units/acre).
3804 Wilson Blvd. (Staples)
The applicant’s initial proposed GLUP amendment request was to change the area from “Low-Medium” Residential (16-36 units/acre) to either “Medium” Residential (37-72 units/acre) or “Low” Office-Apartment-Hotel (up to 1.5 FAR for office, 72 units/acre for residential, 110 units/acre for hotel). The applicant’s subsequent request was for a change to “Service Commercial” (Personal and business services. Generally one to four stories, with special provisions within the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District”).