Burton Station SGA Update

The Northampton Boulevard Corridor Strategic Growth Area Implementation Plan hereinafter noted as the Burton Station Strategic Growth Area (SGA) Master Plan was adopted January 27, 2009. This plan was developed by Urban Design Associates (UDA) and was prepared with a public planning process that involved residents, business owners, interested citizens, property owners and public officials from multiple jurisdictions. The plan for the Burton Station Village area consisted of a low density primarily residential arrangement that envisioned single family homes, a corner store, a community center, and a memorial park to complement the existing homes.

Why Update

Since the time of the adoption of the plan in 2009, there have been changes to the foundational assumptions that the plan was based upon, particularly the extensive changes affecting land use throughout the western half of the SGA. Based on the changes, the Comprehensive Plan, adopted on May 17, 2016, recommended an update to the Burton Station SGA Master Plan through a public process.

Significant Land Use Changes:

  • The Norfolk Premium Outlet Mall Development
  • The golf course has been removed from plan consideration
  • Wesleyan Drive (now Premium Outlet Blvd.) connectivity alterations
  • Norfolk Airport Authority property rezoning
  • Approval of an apartment complex, substantially compliant with the plan but reveals market strength for multi-family

Schedule and Public Input Process

  • August 16, 2018 - Burton Station Area Public Workshop 
  • November 28, 2017 - City Council Burton Station Update
  • January 10, 2018 - Planning Commission Briefing
  • January 25, 2018 - First Public Meeting to kick off the Burton Station SGA Plan Update
  • March 26, 2018 - Public Input Meeting, Land Use Recommendations for "Burton Station Village area" and Plan Area Open Space Network
  • April 16, 2018 - First Steering Committee Meeting
  • April 19, 2018 - Burton Station Area Public Workshop 
  • May 1, 2018 - City Council Presentation/Briefing on Draft Plan Changes
  • May 9, 2018 - Planning Commission Briefing on Draft Plan Update
  • May 16, 2018 - Second Steering Committee Meeting
  • May 31, 2018 - Third Steering Committee Meetin
  • July 11, 2018 - Planning Commission Informal Work Session – Staff Brief on Draft Plan
  • August 16, 2018 - Public Meeting at Lake Wright Quality Inn
  • September 12, 2018 - Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • November 20, 2018 - City Council Public Hearing for Plan Update

Draft Plan

Your input is important. After several public meetings the city is ready to unveil the Draft Burton Station SGA Plan Update, dated August 24, 2018. The public process for this plan has recently been revised to allow the community time to review and comment on the draft document. A list of plan changes and the Draft Burton Station SGA Plan Update is listed to the right under Draft Plan Update.

For information on the Burton Station Plan update contact Mark Shea, Comprehensive Planning Coordinator at meshea@vbgov.com

Development Process

Interested in developing in this SGA?  Pre-Design meetings are strongly encouraged for all new developments located within a Strategic Growth Area. The purpose of this meeting is to address how the proposal complements the SGA Plan and critical issues associated with the proposed land use, site design, building design, supporting infrastructure needs, and any other concerns about the project. These Pre-Design meetings will also help identify expectations and assist in establishing lines of communication to help the project move through the land development and plan review processes smoothly. Please contact the SGA representative for more information.