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 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
Discussion of the Morven Park Boundary Line Adjustment has tentatively been scheduled for the April 21, 2014 Council Work Session.
The Planning Commission continued discussion of the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment at their February 20, 2014 meeting. After discussion, the Commission voted to forward the case to the Town Council with a recommendation of denial. Town Council discussion has tentatively been scheduled for the March 25, 2014 Town Council 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
This proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment would allow tents as temporary structures, accessory to restaurants in the B-1 District (downtown Leesburg).
The Planning Commission held their public hearing on this proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment at their February 20, 2014 meeting. After discussion and public comment, the Commission voted to forward this case to the Town Council with a recommendation of denial. The Town Council Public Hearing has tentatively been scheduled for March 25, 2014.
Please visit our Accessory Tents in the B-1 District Project 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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