Comprehensive Planning Division

To provide quality products and exceptional services in a timely manner for those who inquire about, help formulate, or approve comprehensive planning policies for Virginia Beach.

​The Comprehensive Planning Division prepares, maintains, coordinates, and administers the Compr​ehensive Plan, a series of planning policies designed to guide and manage the future physical growth of the City. The division also conducts special planning studies, such as those identified in the City Council's Pending Items List and other planning related administrative work programs.

In addition, the division provides land use, transportation, and natural resource planning support to other divisions within the Planning Department pertaining to rezonings, conditional use permits, and other development related actions.

Another area of responsibility includes providing administrative support services to the Historical Review Board. The division also works closely with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Hampton Roads Transit District Commission, and other regional, state, and federal agencies regarding all planning related matters affecting the City.