Midlothian Community Special Area Plan

Project Status: Draft Plan Community Outreach and Review

After significant community input, the Planning Commission deferred the plan until November 19, 2019. Staff has met with individuals and community groups over the last several months to collect input and feedback on the draft plan and make revisions as necessary. The proposed revisions were presented to the community during a community meeting on November 7th. The revised draft plan can be and summary of revisions can be accessed below:

If the Planning Commission takes action on the plan it could be considered by the Board of Supervisors at their regularly scheduled December 11th public hearing.

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.