Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

June 8, 2006

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth A. Cook, Chief of Planning

Community Development


A Subdivision Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 2-39 and Section 3-2 of the Definitions and Administration Chapters Regarding Commercial and Industrial Divisions

Topic Description:

The proposed Subdivision Ordinance text amendment primarily addresses the Board of Supervisors’ request to facilitate subdivision of commercial and industrially zoned properties.  The balance of the amendment clarifies and follows more closely the actual review process.  As proposed, the Planning Office staff would review and approve commercial and industrial subdivisions that are subject to an approved rezoning’s concept development plan with no review by the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors.  For these divisions, there will be no referral agency review, including Engineering, except on a case-by-case basis as requested by the Planning Office.  Any development on these parcels will require either site plan or construction/infrastructure plan approval. 

With the proposed text amendment, industrially or commercially zoned parcels without an approved concept development plan will be required to submit a Plan of Development.  As proposed, the Plan of Development process would produce agreement and consensus on the design, size, access, layout, extent, and location and degree of improvements necessary or proposed in conjunction with a proposed development.  This Plan is not an engineering drawing; rather it is a sketch plan layout of overall development layout. 

The Plan of Development would be reviewed by the Planning Commission on its consent agenda.  Prior to action by the full Commission, the referral agencies as well as the Planning Commissioner in whose district the proposed development is located will review the Plan of Development.  If consensus on the development design is not reached with the Planning Commission, the applicant will be required to proceed with the conventional Preliminary Plat subdivision process.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impact Analysis:

There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Planning Commission

Commercial Development Community

Department of Community Development

Referral Agencies

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