Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

August 10, 2006


Staff Lead:



Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator


Community Development




A Work Session on Proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments Related to Commercial Retail and Business Uses, Home Occupations, and Approval Procedures for Administrative Permits and for Special Permits and Special Exceptions in Conjunction with a Rezoning


Topic Description:

Staff has been asked to review the Zoning Ordinance and bring to the Board of Supervisors changes to the Ordinance to improve its clarity and flexibility, with particular emphasis on supporting and promoting business development in the County.    A series of proposed text amendments are being generated from this effort for consideration by the Board and the Planning Commission.  The purpose of this work session is to discuss the first three of these proposed amendments for consideration for initiation. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a work session and consider initiating the proposed text amendments.

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.


Summary Staff Report:

The three text amendments proposed for consideration address:

1.         Changes and clarifications on administrative permit procedures, and a proposal to allow special permits and special exceptions to be approved as part of a rezoning process.

2.         Changes to where certain commercial retail and business uses are allowed, as well as changes and clarifications to standards for such uses.

3.         Changes to the regulations governing home occupations.


A separate detailed staff report and proposed Ordinance language changes have been provided for each of the proposed text amendments for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. 


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

Department of Economic Development

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