Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan

Updated Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and, after receiving input from citizens, approved the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan (PDF), which now becomes part of Moving Forward, the Comprehensive Plan for Chesterfield County.

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to consider further action on implementing the recommendations of the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan. Additional information on this next step will be posted here as it becomes available.

Get Involved

We need and value your input and ideas regarding the future of the corridor. We appreciate opportunities to meet with you individually, or with your business or civic group at your convenience. To schedule a meeting, receive email notification of future northern Jefferson Davis special area plan input opportunities or for more information, contact Jimmy Bowling at (804) 748-1086. Stay tuned for updates regarding opportunities to share your thoughts on the future of the community!

Project Status: Plan Adopted, Implementation Items to Be Forwarded to the Planning Commission


The comprehensive plan provides the framework for guiding land use and development decisions on a countywide basis. Special area plans focus on the needs of specific communities. These plans will build upon the foundation laid with the adoption of the countywide plan, providing more specific detailed analyses and recommendations tailored to the unique issues and opportunities within the special area plan geographies. To this end, the special area plans should make recommendations that compliment, but do not conflict, with the overall goals and recommendations of the countywide plan. The Northern Jefferson Davis special area plan will build upon the foundation laid by the county’s adopted comprehensive plan.

The special area plans are designed to bring base land use recommendations within the plan geography into conformance with the countywide land use plan, while recognizing the unique qualities of the area that must be addressed through additional recommendations and tools.

Northern Jefferson Davis is a new special area plan that requires extensive planning efforts and community involvement which were outside the scope of the recently adopted countywide comprehensive plan amendment. This project will implement the recommendations of the comprehensive plan for Northern Jefferson Davis. Once adopted, this special area plan will become an amendment to the county’s overall comprehensive plan.

The intent of this project is to provide the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors with recommendations regarding the plan, together with recommendations relative to revitalization and economic development efforts, where appropriate, and recommendations for implementation tools.