Zoning Ordinance Update

 

The County is currently updating the Zoning Ordinance to make it easier to use, understand and administer. 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 .

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 final phase will:

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

Revised Preliminary Draft

  • Coming soon!

Preliminary Draft

Supporting Materials

 

Meetings and Public Hearings

Meeting Topic Location
January 6, 2015
ZOCO
TBD
December 9, 2014
Economic Development Commission
Overview of Phase IIC (final phase of update).  Focus will be on retail and commercial uses 1130 N. Glebe Rd
Suite 1500
December 2, 2014
Civic Federation
Overview of Phase IIC (final phase of update) Virginia Hospital Center
Hazel Auditorium
November 12, 2014, 7 PM
ZOCO
Review of use classification system (retail, service and commercial uses) 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room A (Lobby Level)
October 22, 2014, 7 PM
Public Meeting
Overview of use classification system Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Blvd.
October 14, 2014, 7 PM
ZOCO
Review of use Classification System 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room A (Lobby Level)
September 18, 2014
ZOCO
Short term and accessory use standards
Definitions
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Rooms C & D (Lobby Level)
July 15, 2014
ZOCO
Overview of Use Classification System 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room A (Lobby Level)
Anticipated Public Hearing  Schedule Location
 February2015 (date TBD) County Board (final consideration) 2100 Clarendon Blvd, County Board Room
 February 2015 (date TBD) Planning Commission (final consideration) 2100 Clarendon Blvd, County Board Room
 January 2015 (date TBD) County Board (Request to Advertise) 2100 Clarendon Blvd, County Board Room
 January 2015 (date TBD) Planning Commission (Request to Advertise) 2100 Clarendon Blvd, County Board Room