Developers in Henrico County, Va., have long known that the county’s zoning and subdivision ordinances lack the flexibility needed for multifaceted projects or those outside the “traditional zoning box.” This has often resulted in time-consuming and expensive rezonings. All this trouble may soon be a thing of the past, however, as the county gears up to revise its development regulations.

On April 26, Clarion Associates, the county’s consultant for the updates, met with the Henrico County Planning Commission, staff and citizens to set out a two-year timeline for the update process, consisting of six discrete tasks. The timeline, meeting information and a survey regarding the update effort are all available on the county’s website here. The survey will be accessible through May 2017 for individuals to identify issues or goals or provide suggestions and changes for the updates. The website will also provide access to proposed ordinance text changes and other information with each step forward in the process.

The McGuireWoods land use group — including Ann Neil Cosby, Rob Benaicha and Adena Patterson — are closely following this process. If you have any questions regarding the ordinance update process or substance, please contact Ann Neil Cosby by email here.