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Code Amendment Projects
Extension of Public Roads in an Agricultural District
Section 19.1-203 of the zoning ordinance provides that the creation or extension of a public road into an Agricultural (A) zoning district is prohibited. This amendment would allow for the creation or extension of a public road should it be approved by the Board of Supervisors as a conditional use or as part of a zoning application. View the proposed amendment (PDF).
View the virtual community meeting which was held on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. An in-person community meeting was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, Planning Commission meeting.
On-Site Use of Recreational Substances
This ordinance would amend and reenact sections 19.1-570 and 19.1-52 of the Code of the County of Chesterfield. The proposed amendment would define recreational substances and on-site use of recreational substances. Additionally, it would allow on-site use of recreational substances solely as a conditional use in the C-3, C-4, C-5, I-1, I-2 and I-3 zoning districts.
A virtual community meeting was held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The Planning Commission held a public hearing at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.
Roseland Zoning Overlay District
Roseland is located in the northwestern portion of the county, southwest of Midlothian Village, and adjacent to the communities of Hallsley, Charter Colony and CenterPointe as shown on the map below. The property is within both the Clover Hill (east of Otterdale Road) and Midlothian (west of Otterdale Road) Magisterial Districts.
Roseland is an approximately 1,400-acre property that was rezoned in 2008. The development was envisioned to be a large-scale master-planned community containing a mix of uses, an assortment of different lot and dwelling unit types, major roadway improvements, a new elementary school, utility infrastructure and substantial greenspace to include a linear park system along Tomahawk Creek.
Due to the economic downturn at the time, much of the 1,400-acre property was sold off to different owners and has sat idle since 2008.
In 2020, the county embarked on a plan to reorganize the proposed Roseland project. In collaboration with the property owners, the county began to work on a zoning overlay district with the intent of retaining many of the high-quality design standards and infrastructure needs from the 2008 rezoning case while modernizing many aspects the project to meet current and future needs. Upon adoption, the zoning overlay district would become part of the county’s zoning ordinance. Individual owners within the zoning overlay district would still rezone their properties in accordance with those standards established by the overlay, with the more specific features of particular development proposals being reviewed during the rezoning process.
The proposed Roseland Zoning Overlay District (PDF) was recently presented to the Planning Commission at their Tuesday, July 19 work session and Tuesday, August 16 work session. An in-person community meeting was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13. View the Roseland Community Meeting Display Boards (PDF) and Roseland Community Meeting Handout (PDF). The Planning Commission held a public hearing at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.
Comprehensive Plan Projects
Genito/288 Special Focus Area
In 2021, Chesterfield County initiated a special focus area (SFA) study for the Genito/288 corridor in the Clover Hill Magisterial District. A SFA is a long-range plan providing detailed development guidance to areas undergoing or having a high potential for change – relying more heavily on strategies for the redevelopment of key properties through detailed design guidelines and placemaking. Special focus areas are a component of the countywide Comprehensive Plan (PDF).
Review the draft plan as of October 2022 (PDF).
The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, to consider proposed amendments to Chapter 11 of the comprehensive plan.
To be added to our contact list for further information about the Genito/288 SFA, or if you have any questions or comments, please contact Joanne Wieworka with the Planning Department or by phone at 804-748-1081.
Chapter 15 Proposed Amendments
The Planning Commission held a public hearing at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, to consider proposed amendments to Chapter 15 - Public Facilities Plan (PDF) of the county's comprehensive plan.
Help shape the future of this project by sharing your input
Your input will guide the development of recommendations for the Ridgedale Special Focus Area Plan. Provide your comments by Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.
What is a Special Focus Area Plan?
In 2022, Chesterfield County initiated a Special Focus Area (SFA) study for the Ridgedale area. A Special Focus Area plan is a long-range plan providing detailed development guidance to areas undergoing, or having a high potential, for change. The SFA plan serves as a guide for future growth, land development and redevelopment decisions, programs, ordinances, and policies. An SFA plan relies more heavily on strategies for redevelopment of key properties through detailed design guidelines and placemaking strategies. This SFA plan is a component of the countywide Comprehensive Plan.
There were several factors that prompted the initiation of a SFA plan in the Ridgedale area. The county saw an opportunity to reexamine the possibilities for an area that is a distinct gateway to the county. The area includes the currently vacant Chippenham Crossing Center, which formerly had a grocery store as a tenant. Ridgedale Parkway is home to public and private park facilities, apartment complexes and Hening Elementary School. Mary Stratton Park encompasses part of Falling Creek, and the East Coast Greenway has been proposed through the area.
Where are we in the process?
Part of this SFA process includes opportunities for the county to engage with residents and community stakeholders regarding the future vision for the area. During this time, staff are conducting background research and drafting a strategic plan for the area. Multiple county departments and immediate private stakeholders will be providing key insights during this early drafting phase.
Initial outreach is focused on immediate stakeholders within the area. There will be additional opportunities for public comment during the process, including a community meeting and public hearings with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.