Midlothian Community Special Area Plan

Project Status: Draft Plan Preparation

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.

Staff is currently working on drafting plan recommendations to address issues and opportunities identified in the initial phase of the project. Stay tuned for project updates.

Community Input

Get Involved

We need and value your input and ideas regarding the future of Midlothian. We appreciate opportunities to meet with you individually, or with your business or civic group at your convenience. Stay tuned for updates regarding opportunities to share your thoughts on the future of the community!

For more information or if you would like to be notified about future events and input opportunities regarding the Midlothian community special area plan, please contact Joanne Simmelink at  804-748-1081.

Community input is an essential part of the special area plan process. The initial community outreach phase of the process occurred during the spring and summer of 2016. Community comments and questionnaire responses will be used in the development of the special area plan recommendations.

Project Background

The Midlothian community special area plan will build upon the foundation laid by the comprehensive plan adopted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2012. 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 will replace the current Midlothian area community plan that was adopted by the county in 1989.

The Midlothian community special area plan will include 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 will 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. The plan will provide a roadmap for the future of Midlothian, guiding growth, development and infrastructure decisions.

Process & Schedule

The timeline (PDF) for the special area planning process is about 18 months.

Updates, information and meeting materials will be posted as they become available. To receive email notification of future Midlothian community special area plan input opportunities, contact Joanne Wieworka.