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At these hearings, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in a meeting, please contact Karen Cicalese at (703) 771-2434 or kcicalese@leesburgva.gov.  Three day advanced notice is requested.  Assisted Listening System devices are available at the meetings.

TLOA-2017-0006 Zoning Ordinance Batch Amendments Public Hearing

TOWN OF LEESBURG

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLES 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 18

TLOA-2017-0006

 

Pursuant to Sections 15.2-1427, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2205 and 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on Thursday, DECEMBER 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider various amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. On an annual basis staff presents various zoning text amendments in a “batch” that primarily address changes to the Code of Virginia, zoning interpretations made by the Zoning Administrator, corrects errors, and responds to minor improvements to the usability of the ordinance. The proposed amendments affect the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

 

  1. Sec. 2.3.3 [Board of Architectural Review] Composition

    A revision to permit not require a liaison from the Planning Commission and Town Council.

  2. Sec. 2.3.4 [Board of Architectural Review] Required Qualifications

    A revision regarding Board of Architectural Review membership requirements.

  3. Sec. 3.4.6 [Special Exception] Submittal Requirements

    A revision permitting the Land Development Official to request additional information for historic preservation purposes at the time of a special exception pre-application meeting.

  4. Sec. 3.4.14 [Special Exception] Conditions and Safeguards

    A revision to permit special exception conditions for historic preservation purposes.

  5. Sec. 3.7.5 Site Plans

    A revision to remove the Planning Commission’s review of site plans.

  6. Sec. 3.10.12 [Certificate of Appropriateness] Lapse of Approval

    A revision to establish a limitation of the number of Certificate of Appropriateness extensions for approved improvements and signs.

  7. Sec. 3.10.13 Change of Plans after Issuance of Certificate of Appropriateness

    A revision to revise the terms “Permit” and “Certificate of Appropriateness”.

  8. Sec 3.13.9 [Variance] Approval Criteria

    A revision to incorporate language in the State Code regarding approval criteria.

  9. Sec. 3.13.12 [Variance] Conditions and Safeguards

    A revision to incorporate language in the State Code regarding the expiration of certain variance approvals.

  10. Sec. 3.16.8 [Town Plan] Planning Commission Review and Recommendation

    A revision to clarify the Planning Commission’s review and recommendation to match Code of Virginia requirements

  11. Sec. 3.16.9 [Town Plan] Town Council Review and Decision

    A revision to clarify the Town Council’s review and decision to match Code of Virginia requirements.

  12. Sec. 3.16.10 Request for Time Extension

    A revision to remove a conflict with the Code of Virginia.

  13. Sec. 5.5.3 [R-6] Minimum Yards and Setbacks

    A revision to the dimensional standards regarding interior setbacks for duplex dwellings.

  14. Sec. 5.6.3 [R-HD] Minimum Yards and Setbacks

    A revision to the dimensional standards regarding interior setbacks for duplex dwellings.

  15. Sec. 5.7.3 [R-8] Minimum Yards and Setbacks

    A revision to the dimensional standards regarding interior setbacks for duplex dwellings.

  16. Sec. 5.8.3 [R-16] Minimum Yards and Setbacks

    A revision to the dimensional standards regarding interior setbacks for townhouse dwellings.

  17. Sec. 7.10.2 [Crescent Design District] Applicability

    A revision to incorporate interpretations made by the Zoning Administrator regarding applicability of this section.

  18. Sec. 9.2 Use Table [Personal Services]

    A revision to incorporate Personal Services in Business Districts.

  19. Sec. 9.3.11.2 Homestay [Airbnb]

    A revision to establish certain performance for temporary short-term lodging

  20. Sec. 9.3.19 Personal Services [Doggie Daycare]

    A revision to permit “Doggie Daycare” as a Personal Use.

  21. Sec. 9.4.3.C Home Occupations

    A revision to include At-Home Doggie Daycare and “Homestay” as Home Occupations.

  22. Sec. 9.4.7 [Accessory Uses] Family Day Homes

    A revision to incorporate changes made to the Code of Virginia regarding by-right uses.

  23. Sec. 9.4.8 [Accessory Uses] At-home Doggie Daycare

    A revision to incorporate standards for At-home Doggie Daycare.

  24. Sec. 9.4.9 [Accessory Uses] Vending Kiosk

    A revision to permit Vending Kiosks subject to certain performance standards.

  25. Sec. 10.4.5.C.1 [Minimum Yard Requirements] Accessory Structures

    A revision to reorganize the section and include a limitation on the amount of accessory structures in residential districts.

  26. Sec. 10.4.5.C.4 Balconies, Chimneys, Porches, Bay Windows, Steps, and Landings

    A revision to remove a dimensional requirement.

  27. Sec. 10.4.5.C.5.c Decks and Patios

    A revision to exempt patios from the underlying dimensional standards in the Old and Historic District.

  28. Sec. 10.3.3.H.2 [Traditional Design Option] Additional Development Standards

    A revision to correct the garage setback.

  29. Sec. 11.3 Number of Parking Spaces Required

    A revision to exempt the parking requirement for the first 20 outdoor seats.

  30. Sec. 11.6.1.L [General] Employee Parking

    A revision to require the delineation of employee parking with pavement markings.

  31. Article 18 Definitions

A revision to revise the definitions for Brewpub, Family Day Home, and Microbrewery; and adding Homestay.

Copies and additional information regarding each of these proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments are available at the Department of Planning and Zoning located on the second floor of the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling 703-771-2765 and asking for Michael Watkins, Zoning Administrator.  This zoning ordinance amendment application is identified as case number TLOA-2017-0006.

At this hearing all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard.  Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk to the Commission at (703) 771-2434, three days in advance of the meeting.  For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711.

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