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Zoning Districts Map
An interactive map illustrates the existing (Revised 1993 Zoning ordinance) and draft Zoning Districts (Zoning Ordinance Rewrite). Search by address or PIN to view zoning designations and other information for each parcel.
Note: the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite project does not include any remapping, which means no owner's property will be automatically rezoned when the new ordinance is adopted.
About the Zoning Districts
A primary goal of the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite is to implement the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan. While the Zoning Ordinance is a regulatory document, the General Plan is a policy document that represents the community’s long-term vision and serves as the county government’s guide for land use policy. The General Plan divides the county into place types. Place types guide the intent, form, character, and anticipated land uses within each policy area (Urban, Suburban, Transition, Joint Land Management Area and Rural) in the General Plan.
The draft Zoning Ordinance includes 27 zoning districts (PDF) that aim to implement the General Plan.
- Eighteen Retained Zoning Districts: The draft Zoning Ordinance includes 18 zoning districts retained from the current Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance. The retained zoning districts closely resemble the place types in the General Plan. Of the 18 retained zoning districts, eight are renamed. Primarily, “Planned Development” or “PD” has been removed from the name.
- Nine New, Unmapped Zoning Districts: The draft Zoning Ordinance contains nine new unmapped zoning districts. Eight of these new zoning districts correlate to a place type in the General Plan. The ninth is a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Zoning District, which offers the option for a wholistically designed development. No land in Loudoun County is currently zoned as one of these new zoning districts nor would be automatically zoned/remapped upon adoption of the Zoning Ordinance. For a property to be zoned in one of these new zoning districts, a property owner would need to request and receive Board of Supervisors approval of a rezoning application.
Legacy Zoning Districts
For existing zoning districts that do not align with the General Plan, the draft Zoning Ordinance retains these districts as Legacy Zoning Districts. The purpose of Legacy Zoning Districts is to protect previously approved projects and allow the county to continue implementing zoning districts that exist prior to adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance. There are 25 draft Legacy Zoning Districts.
Three Primary Reasons for a Legacy Zoning District
- A district may be the result of a proffered rezoning that does not easily translate to or implement a General Plan place type.
- The permitted density in the current Zoning Ordinance is lower than that envisioned by the General Plan.
- A zoning district has limited properties subject to the zoning district and does not implement the General Plan.
Owners of previously approved projects within Legacy Zoning Districts may:
- Continue the approved projects within their current boundaries.
- Continue building out according to previous approvals.
- Request amendments to previous approvals to allow additional uses, rearrange site layout, or increase residential density or floor area ratio to the maximum allowed by the Legacy Zoning District.
- Request to rezone to a zoning district that is consistent with the property’s associated place type in the General Plan.
The draft Zoning Ordinance also retires the Planned Development-Countryside Village (PD-CV) Zoning District. PD-CV is an unmapped zoning district in the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to which no property has ever been rezoned.