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Chesterfield, Va 23832-0040

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Chesterfield, Va 23832


Special Area Plans
Active Project – Midlothian Community Special Area Plan


Get Involved: 

We need and value your input and ideas regarding the future of Midlothian. We appreciate opportunities to meet with you individually, or with your business or civic group at your convenience. Check out the information below and stay tuned to this page for updates regarding opportunities to share your thoughts on the future of the community! 

For more information or if you would like to be notified about future events and input opportunities regarding the Midlothian Community Special Area Plan, please contact Joanne Simmelink at simmelinkj@chesterfield.gov or 804-748-1081. 

Dtarf Plan Preparation

Project Status:

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan kicked off in February 2016. An extensive community outreach process occurred from April 2016 to October 2016 to gather input from community members, as well as area businesses and organizations, on the community’s values and vision for the future of the area. The information gathered from the community can be found below in the input summary documents.

Staff is currently working on drafting plan recommendations to address issues and opportunities identified in the initial phase of the project.  Stay tuned to this page for project updates.

Community Input

Community input is an essential part of the Special Area Plan process. The initial community outreach phase of the process occurred during the Spring/Summer of 2016. Below is a complete list of all of the raw comments received at community input workshops, neighborhood and group/association meetings and other events in the community attended by staff as well as the online input questionnaire used to solicit input and ideas from community members. A summary of the initial outreach phase as well as the comments and ideas collected is also posted below. All of this information, as well as information staff continues to collect, will be used in the development of the Special Area Plan recommendations.

Initial Input - All Raw Comments Received
Summary of Initial Input Phase and Comments

Midlothian Community Special Area Plan Study Area

Midlo Base Map For Web 1 

Click here to open a zoomable PDF version of study area map.

Project Background 

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan will build upon the foundation laid by Moving Forward – The Comprehensive Plan for Chesterfield County, adopted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2012. The comprehensive plan provides the framework for guiding land use and development decisions on a countywide basis, while special area plans focus on the needs of specific communities.

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan will replace the current Midlothian Area Community Plan that was adopted by the county in 1989.

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan will include recommendations to complement the countywide comprehensive plan while reflecting the community’s needs, desires and overall vision for the future of the community. The plan will bring base land use recommendations within the plan geography into conformance with the countywide land use plan, while recognizing the unique qualities of the area that must be addressed through additional recommendations and tools. The plan will provide a roadmap for the future of Midlothian, guiding growth, development and infrastructure decisions.


The timeline for the special area planning process is about 18 months, the following document is a general summary of the plan process and timeline. Plan Process and Timeline 

Updates, information and meeting materials will be posted as they become available.

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