The first stage of the process, application review, occurs after a complete application has been submitted along with associated fees and supporting documents. Once the Planning Department accepts the application a Case Manager and Case Number are assigned. Additional documentation regarding the request may be submitted for consideration prior to the final report.
Staff Report Preparation [Staff Report]
Staff will draft a report with detailed information regarding the characteristics of a request, associated graphics, supporting information, and staff recommendations. When finalized, this report will be provided to the Board of Zoning Appeals and posted for public review.
Chesterfield Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing [BZA Hearing]
Variances, Special Exceptions and Appeals are heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), a quasi-judicial Board. At the BZA hearing, the request will be presented by staff and then the applicant can address the Board regarding the request. After the request information is presented, a public hearing will be held where members of the public will be able to address the Board regarding the request. Following the hearing, the Board will approve or deny the request. In some cases, when additional time or information may be needed, the Board may defer decision on a request to a future meeting.