Proposed zoning ordinance amendments regarding lot area reductions and common area
The Planning Department will hold a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. regarding proposed code amendments to sections 19.1-12 and 19.1-570 of the zoning ordinance (PDF).
Since May 2021, the Planning Department has been evaluating the application of current ordinance provisions related to the required common area for cluster single-family residential development (single-family lots containing less than 12,000 square feet and providing compensatory common area) and townhouse development. Planning staff has gathered data for review regarding the challenges associated with implementing the current ordinance requirements. As a result of this work, a clearer definition of common area along with a more reasonable formula for the provision of common area within residential projects have been developed.
Ordinance amendments are being proposed which would address the change of definition and formula. These proposed changes advance the comprehensive plan goals of integrating natural and recreational areas, including pedestrian and bicycle connections, into communities while promoting housing variety.
View the Tuesday, April 19 Planning Commission Meeting for more information.
Join the virtual community meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Drew Noxon via email or by calling 804-748-1086.