Zoning Ordinance Modernization (ZOMod) Project

ZoMod - Zoning Ordinance Modernization

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 the Zoning Ordinance Modernization (ZOMod) Project in the ZOMod Comprehensive Explanation and Virtual Public Outreach video.

  1. ZOMod Goals
  2. Project Timeline and Stages
  3. Presentations and Resources
  4. ZOMod Educational Video Series
  5. Consultant Selection

ZOMod Goals

It is the intent of this project to create a new Zoning Ordinance with the following goals in mind:

  • Make user friendly
  • Modernize land use categories
  • Increase flexibility and transparency
  • Improve speed, consistency and predictability
  • Utilize figures, graphics and tables more frequently
  • Minimize reliance on current Conditional Use Plan of Development (CUPD) process
  • Modernize and align with Comprehensive Plan 
  • Address changing conditions and demographics
  • Create unique document specific to the needs of Chesterfield

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 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.