Planning Commission Informal Briefing

July 24, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
City Manager's Conference Room
2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach

The Planning Commission is an 11-member body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of land use and zoning matters for the City of Virginia Beach.

The Planning Commission reviews applications submitted for changes to zoning districts, conditional use permits, street closures, zoning ordinance and plan amendments, and other land use and zoning matters. The Commission makes a recommendation on each item to City Council, who then makes the final determination on the recommended items during one of their regular meetings.


The Commission is supported by the Planning Director and the Planning Department staff. The Director and staff review each submitted item and make a recommendation to the Planning Commission as to whether or not the request is consistent with the policies, plans, and ordinances of the City of Virginia Beach.

​The Virginia Beach Planning Commission Public Hearing is carried LIVE on VBTV, which is available on Cox Cable Channel 48, Verizon Cable Channel 45, Cavalier Cable Channel 119, and on the’s media center at The meeting is recablecast on Cox Channel 48, Verizon Channel 45, and Cavalier Channel 119 the following morning at 9 a.m. and on Cox Channel 47, Verizon Cable Channel 47, and Cavalier Channel 118 at 7 p.m. on the two consecutive Fridays following the live meeting.  The meeting will also be available on the media center for 12 months beginning the Friday after the live hearing.


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