Zoning Ordinance Update


The County is currently updating the Zoning Ordinance to make it easier to use and understand. These updates are being completed in phases as outlined in a workplan accepted by the County Board in October 2010. View the complete schedule, process and detailed scope of the Zoning Ordinance Update.

The first phase of improvements included a comprehensive update of the sign regulations, completed in July 2012. In May 2013, The County Board adopted a reorganized and reformatted ordinance.  In June 2014, the County Board adopted a series of amendments that codified a number of administrative practices related to bulk, coverage and placement requirements and made updates to nonconforming use provisions consistent with Virginia Code requirements (adopted amendments ).  The final phase of the update is now underway.

The goals of the zoning ordinance update are to make the Zoning Ordinance easier to use, understand and administer.

The final phase will address the following topics:

  • Incorporate a use classification system;
  • Update use tables and use standards consistent with the use classification system;
  • Update definitions and terms.


Preliminary Draft

  • Coming soon!



Meeting Topic Location
September 18, 2014
TBD 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room A (Lobby Level)
July 15, 2014
1. Overview of Use Classification System 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room A (Lobby Level)