The zoning ordinance is an important tool for bringing the goals of the Comprehensive Plan to reality. The Plan establishes a vision for the City, provides policy guidance for growth and development and contains action items directed at the City to implement the vision. The zoning ordinance guides daily decisions and shapes the City we will leave to those who come after us.  Your participation is essential to ensure that it  reflects the community's values and aspirations for tomorrow, next year and beyond.  During the next few months, we ask that you take advantage of opportunities to weigh in on the future of this community.  Your voice is important and Lynchburg is Listening.

Michael A Gillette, Mayor

Michael A. Gillette, Mayor

Michael A Gillette, Mayor

City Council to Hold a Public Hearing on November 10

On September 23, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the zoning ordinance to the City Council. After conducting three workshops Council will conduct a public hearing on the draft ordinance on November 10 at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

The City of Lynchburg’s Community Development Department has released revised a draft of the Zoning Ordinance and a summary of the changes. Digital versions of these documents can be found at http://www.lynchburgva.gov/community-development or on the documents page of this site.

Hard copies are available for review at the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, the Branch Library located on the lower level of City Hall, 900 Church Street, and the Community Development Department, also located in City Hall, 900 Church Street.


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