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Welcome to the Department of Planning and Zoning’s News Center. Committed to providing excellent community service, the primary purpose of the department is to guide future growth and quality of life in the Town of Leesburg. This is accomplished by enhancing Leesburg’s special character, anticipating changing community needs, and facilitating the development of policies to ensure stewardship of the Town’s natural and built environments. Planning and Zoning staff is responsible for providing administrative and technical service to the public, as well as strategic support to the governing bodies that make decisions about Leesburg’s land use.


Leesburg Launches Online Mapping Tool for Land Use Applications

The Town of Leesburg recently launched a new web-based mapping tool that provides public access to information about active rezoning, special exception and Town Plan amendment applications.

The new Leesburg Interactive Application Map (LIAM) allows users to see the locations of all active and recently approved land use applications within the Town at a quick glance.  Users can zoom in to better define locations, view thumbnail photos with brief descriptions of the applications, and launch project pages with links to all applicant submittal and staff review documents.  From each project page, users can see the current status of that application and contact information for the staff project manager. 


2014-2015 Strategic Plan

The Department of Planning & Zoning has published its Strategic Plan for 2014-2015.  This plan acknowledges the accomplishments made in the past several years while setting goals and action times for the year to come. 


Leesburg Debuts Web-Based "Leesburg Launch Pad" to Assist New and Expanding Businesses

The Town of Leesburg recently unveiled a new web-based program that provides a one-stop information center for businesses looking to open or expand in Leesburg.  The new Leesburg Launch Pad (www.leesburgva.gov/launchpad) was developed in-house as a joint effort of the Departments of Economic Development, Finance, Planning & Zoning and Utilities.

In recent years, the Town has implemented land development process improvements which have provided a more predictable and efficient approval process for property owners and developers looking to invest in Leesburg.  The Leesburg Launch Pad uses this same logic by allowing entrepreneurs to research locations, zoning regulations, land development approval processes, available business resources, taxes and fees, and to submit questions to staff with just a few clicks of a mouse.


Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Allow Tents as Accessory to Restaurants in B-1 District and Amend Setback Requirements for HVAC Equipment

The Leesburg Town Council held a public hearing on March 25, 2014 to consider these amendments.  The proposed amendments to amend setback requirements for HVAC Equipment were adopted while the proposed amendment regarding tents was continued to the September 23, 2014 Town Council meeting.

Please visit our Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments page for more information.


 

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