Draft Zoning Ordinance Update

 (August 14, 2023) The draft consolidated Zoning Ordinance is available on the Cville Plans Together website. This consolidated draft combines all three of the draft zoning modules that were shared earlier this year, and also provides several updates based on feedback from City staff, the community, the Planning Commission, and City Council.

The Charlottesville Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing for the draft Zoning Ordinance rewrite on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The meeting will begin at 4:00 PM and will be held at City Hall, in the Council Chambers (605 East Main St), and virtually, via Zoom. For more information, please visit the Cville Plans Together website.

Zoning Map Comments-2023 (Excel Spreadsheet)

Module 1 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance

Since fall 2022, we have been working to draft the zoning ordinance based on the Diagnostic + Approach Report. Over the next three months, we will begin sharing the draft zoning ordinance for community review and comment. This will happen in three parts (a.k.a. “modules”):

  • Module 1: Zoning Districts, Rules of Measurement, Land Use Table, Zoning Map - cvilleplanstogether.com/draft-zoning
  • Module 2: Development Standards (landscaping, parking, signs, lighting, etc.) – Module 2 can be found here
  • Module 3: Zoning Administration (review processes) – Module 3 can be found here. The Comment Deadline for Module 3 will be the middle of June. 
  • A Consolidated Draft will be released the week of July 24th. 

The dates above are subject to change; please continue to check the website for details.

Diagnostic and Approach Release

We are pleased to share that our first report of the zoning rewrite phase of the Cville Plans Together process has been posted to the Cville Plans Together website. 

This “diagnostic + approach report” is like a conceptual plan for our new zoning ordinance, laying out a set of ideas that could be included in Charlottesville’s new zoning ordinance in order to advance the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan.