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Flood Plain Overlay ZMAPS and ZOAMS
ZMAP-2016-0021 and ZOAM-2016-0015
Summary 
Zoning Map Amendment ZMAP-2016-0015 and Zoning Ordinance Amendment ZOAM-2016-0015 propose revisions to the Floodplain Overlay District (FOD) in the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance.  The purpose of these revisions is to bring the county’s FOD into conformance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Pending Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that will become effective February 17, 2017.  

FEMA’s Pending FIRM was updated and finalized using more accurate data and the county was notified by FEMA on August 17, 2016, that the county must adopt the Pending FIRM by February 17, 2017 to remain in the National Flood Insurance Program.  The Zoning Ordinance currently references the July 5, 2001, FIRM (the last time FEMA made a countywide update of the FIRM) and that date must be changed to September 17, 2017, to match the effective date of the new FIRM.

These proposed zoning amendments do not change the current requirements and use restrictions within the FOD.  

Additional information is available here and includes an interactive web-mapping program that shows FOD (Major Floodplain and Minor Floodplain) at the parcel level based on the FEMA Pending FIRM.

Board of Supervisor/Planning Commission Meetings
November 22, 2016 
The Loudoun County Planning Commission is expected to consider changes to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance for the Floodplain Overlay District at its public hearing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 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 staff item has been posted below.

September 22, 2016 
On September 22, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution of Intent to Amend the Floodplain Overlay District ZOAM-2016-0007 to initiate amendments to the 
Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to revise the effective date of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), revise terminology in certain provisions to clarify FOD administration, and reclassify certain uses permitted in the FOD-Major Floodplain, including, without limitation, Special Events, Passive Recreation, and Active Recreation, and to amend the Zoning Map so that the boundaries of the FOD are in accordance with the FIRM.  The webcast is available hereThe item prepared for the meeting and the Copy Teste (summary of Board's action) are posted below:

Questions?
Please contact Glen Rubis, Project Manager, in the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0222 or email.

ZOAM-2016-0007
Board of Supervisor/Planning Commission Meetings


October 12, 2016
The Board of Supervisors approved ZOAM-2016-0007, Floodplain Overlay District, 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) as directed by the Board at the May 3, 2016, Board business meeting, and to clarify regulations. The amendments were initiated during the June 7, 2016, Board business meeting.  The items for May 3rd and June 7th are summarized in the October 12th item posted below.  The webcast is available here

September 22, 2016 
On September 22, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution of Intent to Amend the Floodplain Overlay District ZOAM-2016-0007 to initiate amendments to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to revise the effective date of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), revise terminology in certain provisions to clarify FOD administration, and reclassify certain uses permitted in the FOD-Major Floodplain, including, without limitation, Special Events, Passive Recreation, and Active Recreation, and to amend the Zoning Map so that the boundaries of the FOD are in accordance with the FIRM.  The webcast is available here. The item prepared for the meeting and the Copy Teste (summary of Board's action) are posted below:

Questions?

Please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 or by email.

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