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.
Town Plan Amendment for Russell Branch Retail Approved
On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 the Leesburg Town Council voted to approve an amendment to the Town Plan for the proposed land use and design of Russell Branch Retail. The property is located directly west of Lowes on East Market Street. The updated Town Plan can be viewed here. For more information on the Russell Branch Retail Rezoning and Special Exception applications, please visit our LIAM Interactive Applications Map.
Leesburg Reviewing H-2 Historic Corridor District
The H-2 Historic Corridor Review is a collaborative effort between the Board of Architectural Review and the Planning Commission to formulate a recommendation to the Town Council regarding the future of the H-2 Historic Corridor per Council's Resolution 2016-136.
On February 27, 2018, the Leesburg Town Council adopted Resolution 2018-028 to formally replace the H-2 Corridor Overlay District and Design Guidelines with a new Gateway District and initiated amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the creation of a Gateway District Streetscape Enhancement Plan.
2018 Leesburg Zoning Ordinance Amendments
The Leesburg Town Council has initiated several Zoning Ordinance Amendments for research and consideration, including allowing food trucks a temporary uses in limited zoning districts and revising parking ratios in the B-1. For additional information regarding ordinance amendments under review and their current status, please visit our 2018 Leesburg Zoning Ordinance & Town Plan Amendmentspage.
Eastern Gateway District Small Area Plan
The Town of Leesburg's visioning process for the area along Route 7, from River Creek Parkway to the Route 15 Bypass has continued into 2018. Initially dubbed "Envision East Market.", staff has rebranded the area as "Eastern Gateway District" based on feedback received during the public input process. There was a great deal of targeted stakeholder input provided over the past year and review began with the Planning Commission late in 2017.
To that end, the Town Council has held their initial public hearing on these amendments and it is anticipated that Council's review will resume in August or September of 2018.
You can find additional information on our Eastern Gateway District small area plan by visiting our project page.
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