Planning Commission

In accordance with Virginia Code § 2.2-3708.2, Virginia Code § 15.2-1413 and the City's Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted on March 2, 2021, and Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly as amended, a Public Hearing of the Virginia Beach Planning Commission will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in Suite 5 of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Due to physical distancing and safety precautions related to the pandemic, limited public seating will be available in Suite 5, with overflow seating in Suite 4. Members of the public will be able to observe the Planning Commission meeting through livestreaming on, broadcast on VBTV, and via WebEx. Citizens who wish to speak can sign up to speak either in-person at the Convention Center or virtually via WebEx by completing the two-step process below. Citizens signed up to speak in-person who cannot be seated in Suite 5 will wait in Suite 4 of the Convention Center until called into the meeting room to speak.  In-person speakers will be required to follow physical distancing and safety protocols, including wearing a mask while in the Convention Center. Citizens requiring accommodations to these requirements are encouraged to participate through electronic means or to contact the Planning Department at 757-385-4621 to discuss accommodations. A Staff briefing session will be held at 9:00 a.m.. All interested parties are invited to observe.

If you wish to make comments virtually during the public hearing, please follow the two-step process provided below:

1.    Register for the WebEx at:

2.    Register with the Planning Department by calling 757-385-4621 or via email at prior to 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2021.

Copies of the proposed plans, ordinances, amendments and/or resolutions are on file and may be examined by appointment in the Planning Department at 2875 Sabre St, Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or online at For information call 757-385-4621. Staff Reports will be available on the webpage 5 days prior to the meeting.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this meeting due to a disability, please call the Planning Department at 757-385-4621. If you are hearing impaired, you can contact Virginia Relay at 711 for TDD service. The meeting will be broadcast on cable TV, and Facebook Live.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, please check our website at for the most updated meeting information.

The City continues to operate under modified conditions and the office is open to the public by appointment only.  Most of our employees are working remotely, but are available via phone or email. Staff encourages future applicants to apply online, rather than in person, using Accela Citizen Access. The preferred submittal procedure is to submit all Planning Commission applications via Accela Citizen Access using the link provided

Those without access to the internet may drop off Planning Commission applications at 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500, placing the entire submittal package including application, plans, disclosure statement and check (payable to the Virginia Beach City Treasurer) in a sealed envelope in the City Treasurer's Drop Box located outside of the building in front of the lobby. Address the envelope to Ms. Carol Dozier, Department of Planning & Community Development.  Application fees are noted in the instructions attached to each application. Requests for a paper copy of an application can be made using the contact information below. Applicants will be notified by phone or email to confirm receipt and processing of all applications, regardless of submittal method.

​​​​​​​​​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’s e~Stream page at  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.

For businesses looking for assistance through the COVID-19 Pandemic please visit the City of Virginia Beach Economic Development page at Resources are available to assist in these uncertain times.  

 Board Members

​Name, P​hone, Email


​Beginning Date

​Expiration Date

Alcaraz, George

District No. 6



Barnes, Steve
757-287-3199​ (cell)

​Princess Anne
District No. 7



​Graham, Whitney​

District No. 5



​Horsley, Donald H.
757-421-3625 (home)​

At Large



​Inman, Michael A.
757-486-7055 (home)
757-403-8172 (cell)


At L​arge





​Oliver, Dee
757-406-4954 (cell)

 At Large​



Redmond, David S.

District No. 4


Coston, John. H.
757-407-8663 (cell)
757-499-1388 (home)

At Large 



Klein, Robyn R.
757-918-9317 (cell)

District No. 1



​Wall, Jack
757-748-5602 (cell)

​Rose Hall

District N​o. 3



​Weiner, David
757-620-1681 (cell)  ​


District No. 2



 Submitted Applications

Intake ​MONTH

2021 ​submittals

​2020 submittals















 2021 Agendas and Minutes






​January 13, 2021

​February 10, 2021

​March 10, 2021

​April 14, 2021

​May 12, 2021

​June 9, 2021

 2020 Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Dates


​Staff Reports

​Hearing Videos**


​January 8, 2020​​​​​​​​​
​February 12, 2020​​​​
​March 11, 2020​​​​​​​​​​​
​April 8, 2020​​​​​​​​CANCELLED​​​​​
​May 27, 2020​​​​​

​June 10, 2020​​​​​​​​​​​

June 24, 2020

​July 8, 2020

August 12, 2020

August 18, 2020


August 25, 2020

September 1, 2020

​September 8, 2020

September 9, 2020


October 14, 2020

​November 4, 2020

​December 9, 2020

 2019 Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Dates


​Staff Reports

​Hearing Videos**


​January 9, 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​February 13, 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​
​March 13, 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​April 10, 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​
​May 8, 2019​​​​​​
​June 12, 2019 CANCELLED
​July 10, 2019
​August 14, 2019 CANCELLED
​August 28, 2019​​
​September 11, 2019​​​​​​
​October 9, 2019​​​​​​
​November 13, 2019 ​​CANCELLED
​December 5, 2019​​
December 11, 2019

 2018 Agendas and Minutes

​Agenda Dates


​Staff Reports

​Hearing Videos**


​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