Commercial Centers Form Based Code

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Form Based Code (FBC) – Commercial Centers is an alternative zoning district that applies to four commercial centers along Columbia Pike. The County Board adopted Commercial Centers in 2003.

New FBC – Commercial Centers applications must be submitted online.

FBC use permit amendments must also be submitted online.

Commercial Centers Form Based Code (by section)

Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Amendments to the Commercial Centers Form Based Code, Approval Dates and Staff Reports



Approved Development Proposals

Development Proposals, Approval Dates, Staff Reports and Related Materials

Development proposal notes:

  • Penrose Square was approved as a special exception site plan project on Oct. 14, 2006
  • The Shell, 4707 and 2900 Columbia Pike FBC applications were approved administratively by the Zoning Administrator




Fee Schedules provide the range of fees charged for each type of application or activity related to land development in Arlington. Fees cover permitting, plan review, enforcement, inspection, service delivery, performance agreements and conditions. There are separate fee schedules for Inspection Services Division (ISD), Zoning and the Department of Environmental Services (DES). Some permits involve fees from more than one schedule.

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