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Posted on October 12, 2023 at 10:20 AM by Nancy McCormick
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will continue to consider potential revisions to the county’s Zoning Ordinance during its ongoing work sessions for the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite (ZOR) project. The next work sessions are scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, and 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2023.
Schedule of Work Sessions
The October 12 work session is currently scheduled to cover the following topics:
Documents prepared for the October 12 meeting are posted online here.
The October 16 work session is currently scheduled to cover the following topic:
Chapter 7: Development Standards
Documents prepared for the October 16 work session are posted online here. Additional documents will be added prior to the meeting.
Two additional work sessions are currently scheduled in the month of October. The complete schedule of work sessions is posted online at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite.
The dates and times of all Board of Supervisors public meetings are posted at loudoun.gov/calendar. Meeting documents for all of the Board’s meetings are posted on the county’s website at least three days prior to the meeting date at loudoun.gov/bosdocuments.
Attend or Watch ZOR Work Sessions
The Board’s work sessions are held at the Loudoun County Government Center, located at 1 Harrison Street, SE in Leesburg. The Board’s work sessions are televised on the county’s cable channel, Comcast Government Channel 23 and Verizon FIOS 40, and livestreamed online at loudoun.gov/meetings.
Following each work session, an “Action Report” is prepared that summarizes the action the Board took during the work sessions. The reports are posted online a few days after each work session with the other documents that are posted for each work session.
Submit Comments to the Board of Supervisors
Members of the public may provide input to the Board of Supervisors throughout their review of the Draft Zoning Ordinance. Comments should be submitted to the Board through this online comment form. Anyone who does not have access to the internet may call 703-777-0246 to submit comments. An additional opportunity for public comment will be available at the Board’s second public hearing on the Draft Zoning Ordinance, which is tentatively scheduled for December 13, 2023.
Review the Draft Zoning Ordinance
The complete text of the Draft Zoning Ordinance being considered by the Board is available for review on the county website at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite. The county’s existing zoning ordinance, the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance, is posted at loudoun.gov/zoningordinance. Once adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the new zoning ordinance will replace the existing ordinance.
About the Zoning Ordinance
The zoning ordinance regulates land use throughout the county and is the primary implementation tool for the Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan, a policy document that provides guidance for elected officials and other governmental decision-makers as to where and how the community will grow over many years.
An update to the zoning ordinance is necessary following adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in 2019. The new zoning ordinance is intended to be more modern and user-friendly, with new district regulations that reflect the land use policies in the Comprehensive Plan.
Detailed information about the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite project, including a history of the process, a link to the comment form, and a link to sign up for email and text updates on the project, is available on the county’s website at loudoun.gov/zoningordinancerewrite.
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