Review the Updated Draft Zoning Ordinance

October 2023 Draft Development Code and Zoning Map

These materials will be the subject of the City Council hearing planned for December 5.

Previous drafts of materials are available on the Documents & Media page.

Meetings and Hearings

Please click on a meeting date below to view the materials associated with that meeting.

September 14 Planning Commission Public Hearing

The Charlottesville Planning Commission held a Public Hearing for the draft Zoning Ordinance rewrite on Thursday, September 14, 2023. 

  • Details:
    • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • 4:00pm
    • Could attend in person and via Zoom
  • Recording: Link
  • Hearing Purpose: At this hearing, the Planning Commission heard public testimony. There were opportunities to provide testimony (2 minute limit) both virtually and in person during the meeting.
  • Meeting Materials: Materials are available at this link, and are also available for viewing on the City’s meeting page, or can be obtained, upon request, from the Department of Neighborhood Development Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 610 East Main Street.
  • Please call (434)-970-3182 during business hours if you have any questions about the hearing.

September 19 Planning Commission Work Session

Date/Time/Location:

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • 5:00pm
  • City Hall – Council Chambers (605 E. Main Street)
  • To view recording: Link here

Work Session Purpose:

  • At this meeting, the Planning Commission discussed the draft Charlottesville Development Code and Zoning Map.

September 26 Planning Commission Work Session

Date/Time/Location:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • 5:00pm
  • CitySpace, 100 5th St. NE & Zoom
  • To view recording: Link here

Work Session Purpose:

  • At this meeting, the Planning Commission discussed the draft Charlottesville Development Code and Zoning Map.

City Council will be holding work sessions to discuss various aspects of the draft Development Code and Zoning Map.

  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    • 5:00pm
    • CitySpace, 100 5th St. NE
    • To view recording: Link here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    • 6:00pm
    • To attend in person: CitySpace, 100 5th St. NE
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here (may not be available yet)
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    • 5:00pm
    • To attend in person: CitySpace, 100 5th St. NE
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
    • 5:30pm (pre-meeting agenda discussion begins 5pm)
    • To attend in person: City Council Chambers, 605 E Main Street
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here (may not be available yet)
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    • 6:00pm
    • To attend in person: CitySpace, 100 5th St. NE
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    • 5:00pm
    • Agenda/materials: Here
    • Meeting recording: Here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    • 6:00pm
    • To attend in person: CitySpace, 100 Fifth St NE
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    • 6:00pm
    • To attend in person: City Hall – Basement Conference Room (605 E. Main Street)
    • To attend virtually (Zoom): Register here
    • Agenda/materials: Here
  • Date/Time/Location:
    • Wednesday, November 8, 2023
    • Agenda and materials: Link
    • Recording: Link
  • November 13, 2023: City Council Work Session
    • Agenda and materials: Link
    • Recording: Link
  • Agenda and materials: Link
  • Recording: Link
  • Purpose: The public hearing provided affected persons an opportunity to appear and present their views (2 minute limit) with respect to the proposed Development Code/Zoning Ordinance and proposed Zoning Map updates.
  • Time: Starting at 4:00 PM.
  • Date: December 5, 2023.
  • Location: Council Chambers (605 E Main Street) with overflow space at CitySpace (100 Fifth St NE).
  • Materials: Available here.
  • Recording: Available here.

City Council held a public hearing on December 5, 2023. They have scheduled deliberation meetings to discuss the draft Zoning Ordinance as needed before proceeding to a vote. 

The meetings include:

  • December 18, 2023: City Council Deliberations (During Regular Meeting)
    • Council Chambers – 605 E Main Street
    • Meeting starts at 6:30PM
    • Agenda/Materials: Posted here
    • Link for Zoom: Here
  • December 14, 2023: City Council Deliberations
    • Council Chambers – 605 E Main Street
    • Agenda/Materials: Here
    • Recording: Here
  • December 13, 2023: City Council Deliberations
    • Council Chambers – 605 E Main Street
    • Agenda/Materials: Here
    • Recording: Here