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Flood Plain Overlay and Steep Slopes ZOAM
The proposed Flood Plain Overlay and Steep Slopes Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOAM-2016-0007) proposes amendments to 1) the Floodplain Overlay District (FOD) within the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance to address comments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to add certain stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMPs) as permitted uses in the FOD (Major Floodplain), and to clarify regulations.  

The proposed amendment to the Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance (DOAM-2016-0002) proposes amendments to the Loudoun County Facilities Standards Manual (FSM) to implement FOD amendments adopted by the Board on December 2, 2015 with ZOAM-2015-0003 and amendments to the FOD currently proposed by ZOAM-2016-0007 and to amend certain bonding requirements.  

Upcoming Board Meetings
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider ZOAM-2016-0007 and DOAM-2016-0002 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at its public hearing which is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., in Leesburg. The meeting will be televised on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, and Verizon FiOS Channel 40. It will also be available for viewing through the Loudoun County webcast system. The item prepared for the meeting is posted below.
  • Board of Supervisors Public Hearing:  Staff Report (10-12-16)

July 2016
During the July 26, 2016 
Planning Commission Public Hearing, the Planning Commission voted (8-0-1, Commissioner Lloyd absent) to forward this item to the Board with a recommendation of approval.  The webcast for this meeting may be viewed here.  The item prepared for the meeting is posted below.
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing:  Staff Report (07-26-16)

June 2016
At the June 7, 2016 Business Meeting, the 
Board of Supervisors (“Board”) unanimously adopted a Resolution of Intent to Amend directing staff to process the amendments proposed by ZOAM-2016-0007 and DOAM-2016-0002.  

December 2015

On December 2, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved zoning ordinance amendments to the Floodplain Overlay District and Steep Slopes Standards.

The items prepared for the Board's Business Meeting on December 2 are below:

September 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Intent to Amend the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance to amend Sections 4-1500 (Floodplain Overlay District), 5-1508 (Steep Slopes Standards) and Article 8 – Definitions. 

The purpose of initiating the amendments is to update and clarify provisions within the Floodplain Overlay District, Steep Slopes Standards and the corresponding Definitions (Article 8).

The items prepared for the September 17 meeting and the Copy Teste (summary of the Board’s action) are online:

For More Information
Please contact Laura Edmonds, Department of Building and Development, at 703-737-8923 or by email.

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