Zoning Ordinance Modernization (ZOMod) Project

Implementing the Comprehensive Plan

In the fall of 2019, Chesterfield County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking the services of qualified professionals to assist the county in a comprehensive re-write of its Zoning Ordinance (PDF), Chapter 19.1 of the Chesterfield County Code. The Zoning Ordinance serves as the primary tool to implement the Comprehensive Plan.

While the Comprehensive Plan itself has changed over time to reflect the growth and development vision for county, much of the core content of the current Zoning Ordinance remains unchanged since the 1970s. A comprehensive re-write of the Zoning Ordinance is necessary to fully implement the future vision. Learn more about public comment opportunities available late March 2023 by viewing the ZOMod Public Comment Update video.

  1. Project Timeline

Project Timeline

The Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project, known as ZOMod, will last approximately 24 months and will have four phases:

  • Phase 1 - Diagnostic (concluded Fall 2021)
  • Phase 2 - Drafting
  • Phase 3 - Public Hearing and Adoption
  • Phase 4 - Training and Implementation

Learn more about the ZOMod Project timeline in the ZOMod General Overview video. 

Current Stage - Drafting

The county is now in the second stage of the Scope of Work, which is the Drafting Phase. Please view the Phase Two video which provides additional information regarding this important next step in the ZOMod process.

  1. ZOMod Goals
  1. Presentations and Resources
  1. ZOMod Educational Video Series
  1. Consultant Selection

Share Your Thoughts

We always welcome input and would appreciate any feedback you have. View the ZOMod Comprehensive Explanation and Virtual Public Outreach video and the ZOMod Public Comment Update video and then share with us your comments about the Chesterfield County Zoning Ordinance. What works well? What needs improvement? What priorities would you like to see in the new ordinance?

Comments and questions can be directed to ZOMod@chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-748-1050 and asking for ZOMod Project Manager Rachel Chieppa.

ZoMod - Zoning Ordinance Modernization