Planning Commission

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, and on the VBgov.com’s e~Stream page at http://www.vbgov.com/media  The meeting is recablecast on Cox Channel 48 the following morning at 9 a.m. and on Cox Channel 47 and Verizon Cable Channel 47 at 7 p.m. on the two consecutive Fridays following the live meeting.  The meeting will also be available on the e~Steam web page for two months beginning the Friday after the live hearing.


2018-2019 Planning Commission Application Schedule

Planning Commission Meeting Times

​Meeting

​Location

​Date

​Time

​Formal Hearing​Council Chambers Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor​2nd Wednesday of every month​Noon
​Informal Briefing (Citizens invited to observe only)​City Manager's Conference Room Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor​2nd Wednesday of every month​9:00 a.m.


 

 Board Members

​Name, Phone, Email

​Represents

​Beginning Date

​Expiration Date

​David Redmond

757-215-5302

dredmondDVBPC@icloud.com

​Bayside

District No. 4

​05/01/2016​ (unexpired term)​12/31/2018

​Hodgson, Jeff

757-779-8755

hodgsonjl@yahoo.com

Beach

District No. 6

​01/01/2011

01/01/2015

​12/31/2014

12/31/2018

​Inman, Michael A.

757-486-7055 (home) / 757-403-8172 (cell)

mainman@inmanstrickler.com

At Large​01/01/2014

01/01
/2018
​12/31/2017

12/31/2021

​Kwasny, Karen B. Dr.

757-672-2996 (cell)

leejogger@gmail.com

 

​Princess Anne

District No. 7

​01/01/2015​12/31/2018

​Oliver, Dee

757-406-4954 (cell)

branch.oliver@gmail.com

At Large​01/01/2014

​01/01/2018
​12/31/2017

12/31/2021

​Ripley, Ronald C.

757-460-4604 (office) / 757-544-3036 (cell)

rripley@ripheat.com

At Large

​01/01/2012

01/01/2016

​12/31/2015

12/31/2019

​Rucinski, Jan

757-455-3670 (office) / 757-285-1889 (cell)

JRucinskiVBPC@icloud.com

​Centerville

District No.1

​01/01/2012

01/01/2016

​12/31/2015

12/31/2019

​Horsley, Donald H.

757-421-3625 (home)

horsley_don@yahoo.com

At Large​01/01/2016​12/31/2019

​Thornton, Robert Bob

757-499-0583 (office) / 757-509-9001 (cell)

keelingcove@gmail.com

Lynnhaven

District No. 5

​01/01/2011

01/01/2015

​12/31/2014

12/31/2018

​Wall, Jack

757-748-5602 (cell)

jckwall@aol.com

​Rose Hall

District No. 3

​01/01/2015​12/31/2018

​Weiner, David

757-620-1681 (cell)

dweiner@batchelder-brick.com

Kempsville

District No. 2

​01/01/2014

01/01/2018


​12/13/2017

12/13/2021

 2018 Agendas and Minutes

​Agenda Dates

​Agenda

​Staff Reports

​Hearing Videos**

​Minutes

​January 10, 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​
​February 14, 2018
​March 14, 2018
​April 11, 2018
​May 9, 2018​​​​​
​June 13, 2018​​
​July 11, 2018​​​​
​August 8, 2018​Cancelled​Cancelled​Cancelled​Cancelled
​September 12, 2018
​October 10, 2018​​
​November 14, 2018
​December 12, 2018

 2017 Agendas and Minutes

​Agenda Dates​AgendaStaff Reports​Hearing Videos**​Minutes
​January 11, 2017​​
​February 8, 2017
​March 8, 2017
​April 12, 2017
​May 10, 2017
​June 14, 2017
​July 12, 2017
​August 9, 2017
​September 13, 2017 
​October 11, 2017
​November 8, 2017
​December 13, 2017

 2016 Agendas and Minutes

​Agenda DatesAgenda​​Staff Reports​Hearing Videos**​Minutes
​January 13, 2016
​February 10, 2016
​March 9, 2016
​April 13, 2016
​May 11, 2016        
​June 8, 2016
​July 13, 2016
​August 10, 2016
​September 14, 2016
​October 12, 2016
​November 9, 2016​​
​December 14, 2016​​​