The first district to receive new zoning is the Central Business Core (CBC) District (shown in brown in District map above), which includes Town Center and is generally bordered by Kellam Rd., Broad St., Beasley Dr., and the Norfolk Southern Railway line. The CBC Zoning District was approved by City Council on February 25, 2014.
Drafting the New Zoning
As with the CBC District, City staff is working closely with the Central Business District Association (CBDA) and other stakeholders to draft new zoning ordinances for the remaining five districts along with design guidelines that demonstrate site, building and sign designs envisioned for the area.
Once a draft is availabe for public review, the City will hold one or more public meetings to present the draft regulations, answer questions and request comments.
Review and Approval
All new proposed zoning changes must be reviewed by the Planning Commission and approved by City Council through the standard public review process. The role of the Planning Commission is to consider the details of the proposal and hear staff and public comments in order to make a recommendation to City Council; City Council, in turn, hears additional comments during additional public hearings and considers all factors before voting to approve or deny the proposal. These public hearings take place in the City Council Chamber, Building 1, Municipal Center, 2401 Courthouse Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
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