The Lynchburg Zoning Ordinance was adopted by City Council in 1978. Since that time, portions of the ordinance have been updated, but there has not been a major rewrite. As time and practices changed over the years, both the Planning Commission and City Council, as well as city staff has found the original ordinance outdated and somewhat difficult to apply to today’s world.
The City of Lynchburg’s Community Development Department has released revised a draft of the rewritten Zoning Ordinance. This draft incorporates many of the comments from the August community workshops as directed by the Planning Commission in redline format. A digital version of the document 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.
A public hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled for 4 pm on Wednesday, September 23.
After the Planning Commission public hearing, discussion and formal recommendation a draft will be forwarded to the City Council for another public hearing, their discussion and final adoption.