Midlothian Community Special Area Plan

Project Status: Draft Plan Community Outreach and Review

The Planning Commission is expected to defer action on the draft Midlothian Community Special Area Plan at their meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 beginning at 6:00pm in the county’s Public Meeting Room for at least 60 additional days. Staff has received input and has met with members of the community since the August public hearing to understand concerns. This additional time will allow staff to continue to listen to, and evaluate input from, the community and offer revisions to the draft plan to address issues. Staff will continue to provide updates on this process as it moves forward. 

The draft plan as presented at the August 20 public hearing can be found here

Below are two summary videos on the draft plan:

A series of community meetings on the draft plan were held over the last few months. Below is a summary of the input and feedback that was collected at the events/meetings as well as the raw comments received. 

Community Outreach

Get Informed

It’s important to understand how the Plan guides future changes to your Midlothian community. We would appreciate opportunities to meet with you individually, or with your business or civic group at your convenience. For more information contact Joanne Wieworka at 804-748-1081.

Project Background

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan kicked off in February 2016. An extensive community outreach process occurred from April 2016 to October 2016 to gather input from community members, as well as area businesses and organizations, on the community's values and vision for the future of the area.

Community input is an essential part of the special area plan process. Community comments and questionnaire responses were used to develop the overall vision for the future of Midlothian and informed the development of the special area plan recommendations. 

A summary of the community input collected throughout this process are linked below:

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan builds upon the foundation laid by the comprehensive plan adopted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2019. The comprehensive plan provides the framework for guiding land use and development decisions on a countywide basis, while special area plans focus on the needs of specific communities.

The Midlothian Community Special Area Plan replaces the current Midlothian Area Community Plan that was adopted by the county in 1989.

The Plan includes recommendations to complement the countywide comprehensive plan while reflecting the community's needs, desires and overall vision for the future of the community. The Plan brings 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. The Plan provides a road map for the future of Midlothian, guiding growth, development and infrastructure decisions.

Process & Schedule

Updates, information and meeting materials will be posted as they become available. To receive project updates, contact Joanne Wieworka.