Dec 06

Planning Commission Work Session December 8 on Draft Zoning Ordinance

Posted on December 6, 2022 at 10:20 AM by MaryFrances Forcier

The Loudoun County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a work session on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the draft Zoning Ordinance.  

The work session will take place in the Board Room of the Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE in  Leesburg. 

The commission is expected to preview the following chapters, which are slated to be considered at the January 2023 Planning Commission public hearing:  

The commission is being asked to endorse the following chapters and sections, which were considered at the August 30 Planning Commission public hearing: 

Although there are no in-person public comment periods at these work sessions, the public may provide comment through the project’s online comment form

Note: The next Planning Commission public hearing regarding the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite – previously scheduled for December 12, 2022, – is planned for January 2023.  

More information about the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite is online at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite

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Nov 10

Planning Commission Work Session Scheduled for Saturday, November 12

Posted on November 10, 2022 at 5:34 PM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Planning Commission will hold a work session on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the draft Zoning Ordinance. 
The work session will take place in the Board Room of the Government Center, 1 Harrison St., SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.

The work session will focus on the following specific chapters and topics from the draft Zoning Ordinance.

  • Chapter 7: Development Standards
    • Section 7.01 Site Development (except for 7.01.06 Transitions)
    • Section 7.07 Transportation
    • Section 7.08 Utilities
    • Section 7.06 Parking
  • Chapter 10: Nonconformities and Adaptive Reuse 
    • Section 10.01 General Requirements
    • Section 10.02 Nonconforming Uses
    • Section 10.03 Nonconforming Lots
    • Section 10.04 Nonconforming Structures

The commission will also review information regarding Chapter 1 (Introduction) of the draft Zoning Ordinance.

More information about the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite is online at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite.

To comment on the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite, please use this online form.

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Sep 08

Draft Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Process Continues with Planning Commission Review

Posted on September 8, 2022 at 2:32 PM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Planning Commission continues to review the draft Zoning Ordinance. The Commission’s review schedule includes two Planning Commission public hearings and a series of work sessions following each public hearing. The Planning Commission began its review of initial chapters of the draft ordinance at the August 30, 2022, Planning Commission public hearing. A second Planning Commission public hearing, which will be scheduled for the fall of 2022, will consider the remaining chapters. 

Planning and Zoning staff are actively reviewing public comments received regarding the draft Zoning Ordinance text, including comments submitted during the recent 90-day public comment period, which closed in July. Staff will continue to review and address public comments and will make additional recommendations for the Planning Commission’s consideration through a series of work sessions, which will take place over the next several months.

The public can review draft text in advance of the work sessions on the county’s website. Although there is no in-person public comment periods at these work sessions, the public can review those drafts on an ongoing basis and provide comment through the project’s online comment form

At the September 8, 2022, Planning Commission work session, staff will present an information item on solar facilities (PDF) to inform the Planning Commission about the text being developed for solar facilities in the draft zoning ordinance and to receive feedback on potential revisions.

More information about the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite is online at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite.

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