Active Projects

View active or recently adopted Planning Department projects.

Code Amendment Projects

  1. Extension of Public Roads

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. The Planning Commission forwarded a recommendation of approval to the Board of Supervisors after holding a public hearing at their Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, meeting. A public hearing is scheduled for the April 26, 2023, Board of Supervisors meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Chieppa by email or phone at 804-748-1778.

  1. Ordinance Related to Recreational Substances

Comprehensive Plan Projects

  1. Ridgedale Special Focus Area

Ridgedale Special Focus Area

Upcoming Community Meeting - Wednesday, April 19

Join Planning for an in-person community meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at J.G. Hening Elementary School to share concepts and receive public comment.

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.

Why Ridgedale/Ironbridge?

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 J. G. Hening Elementary School. Mary Stratton Park encompasses part of Falling Creek, and the East Coast Greenway has been proposed through the area.

Ridgedale Special Focus Area Draft Boundary

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 past fall and winter, multiple county departments and immediate private stakeholders provided key insights about the area. Based on those insights, staff conducted background research, developed conceptual ideas, and began 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 in Fall 2022 was focused on immediate stakeholders within the area. The county will hold an in-person community meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at J.G. Hening Elementary School to share concepts and receive public comment. The Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings at upcoming meetings, the dates of which are to be announced.


For more information, contact Brett Meadows by email or by calling 804-717-6397.

Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project

View information regarding the Zoning Ordinance Modernization (ZOMod) project.

Archived Projects

View information regarding the Upper Magnolia Green rezoning project