News & Updates:
On June 24, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve the 2019 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan Update (O-2019-06). This document is now available online.
The comprehensive plan establishes a vision of what Powhatan County should look like in 20 to 30 years. It identifies objectives and strategies that can be implemented to realize the community’s vision and addresses a variety of topics, including land use, housing, economic development, and natural resources.
The approved plan was the product of an on-going planning and review process that started in Fall of 2016. During the review process, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors both held numerous workshops and public hearings on the draft plan, the county hosted 6 public open houses to solicit citizen feedback, and the Board of Supervisors appointed a Comprehensive Plan Workgroup to continue reviewing the document. The newly adopted 2019 plan is the product of this three-year planning and review process, and will be used to guide future planning and development decisions.
Since late 2018, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors have been considering changes to the Residential-Commercial (R-C) zoning district, which permits commercial (and limited residential) development and is located primarily along the U.S. Route 60 corridor between U.S. Route 522 and the Chesterfield County line.
To allow additional stakeholder input regarding the proposed changes, the Board of Supervisors created the R-C Zoning Workgroup, which met in January and February 2019.
The ordinance to eliminate the R-C zoning district was approved on April 24, 2019.
The Department of Community Development requests that applicants wishing to seek rezoning or conditional use permit approval host a neighborhood meeting prior to submission of an application. These pre-application neighborhood meetings are organized by the applicant and are intended to inform owners and occupants of nearby lands about a proposed development application. They also provide an opportunity for the applicant to receive initial comments, concerns, and inquiries about the proposal.
Neighborhood meetings are required for all rezoning applications and are encouraged for many conditional use permit applications.
As the department is made aware of them,
upcoming neighborhood meetings will be displayed below:
Conditional Use Permit Request for TM 27-14 and 27-14A
to allow a Solar Energy Farm in the Agricultural-10 (A-10) zoning district
(application information available here)
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Powhatan County Public Library
2270 Mann Road, Powhatan, VA 23139
Please contact the Department of Community Development at 804-598-5621 with any questions.