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.
The Board of Architectural Review has adjusted their 2014 meeting calendar for April and July due to scheduling conflicts with the Leesburg Town Council Work Sessions. The new meeting dates are as follows:
| Previously Scheduled
|| Currently Scheduled
| April 7, 2014 BAR Work Session
|| April 9, 2014 BAR Work Session
| April 21, 2014 BAR Meeting
|| April 23, 2014 BAR Meeting
| July 7, 2014 BAR Work Session
|| July 9, 2014 BAR Work Session
| July 21, 2014 BAR Meeting
|| July 23, 2014 BAR Meeting
Submission deadlines for BAR applications are not impacted by this change.
The Environmental Advisory Commission held their annual officer elections at their March 4, 2014 Meeting. Joseph Sanchez was elected Chair of the EAC, Lyndsay Chamblin was elected Vice Chair and Michael Childers was elected Secretary.
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.
Morven Park Boundary Line Adjustment & Zoning Ordinance Amendment Process
The Leesburg Town Council considered a resolution at their March 25, 2014 meeting to cease all work on the boundary line adjustment and proposed zoning district for Morven Park. Discussion of this resolution was continued to the April 8, 2014 Town Council Meeting.
The Planning Commission continued their discussion of the proposed zoning district for Morven Park at their March 20, 2014 meeting. Discussion was continued to the April 3, 2014 meeting.
Please visit our Morven Park Legislative Process Information Page for additional information.
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 April 7, 2014 Town Council Work Session.
Please visit our TLOA-2013-0006 Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments page for more information.
The Board of Architectural Review held their annual officer elections at their February 3, 2014 work session. Edward Kiley was elected Chair, Paul Reimers was elected Vice Chair and Dale Goodson was elected parliamentarian.
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