Planning and Zoning  Department

The planning staff can assist you with questions regarding a variety of topics including:

  • new development and redevelopment;
  • 911 addressing;
  • zoning, subdivision, and land use;
  • variances and special use permits;
  • transportation planning;
  • urban design;
  • housing.

Department Mission

The Planning Department exists to anticipate future needs and to implement orderly physical development in the Town of South Boston. It further exists to promote high community standards in a neighborly atmosphere and general knowledge of planning and zoning and to support the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission. The Department also accomplishes this through site plan review, inspections, and issuance of permits.

The mission of the Planning Department is to manage growth and promote the highest quality of development by:

  1. articulating the community vision of the Comprehensive Plan,
  2. providing information and creative recommendations based on sound planning practice,
  3. explaining and enforcing land use regulations, and
  4. supporting all other Departments in fulfilling the Town Mission.

Specifically, the Planning Department plans, directs, and manages all aspects of of comprehensive planning, development administration, inspections, and mapping processes. The Department is also responsible for budget and grant proposal preparation and administration, and planning and designing capital improvement projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Staff Contact Information:

Hope Cole, Planner; Assistant Zoning Administrator; CAD and Mapping Coordinator

Phone: (434) 575-4241  E-mail: hcole@southbostonva.us

 Alan Auld, Director of public Works/Zoning Administrator   E-mail: aauld@southbostonva.us

 

If you need information regarding Engineering, Erosion and Sediment Control, or Storm water Control, contact the Director of Public Works Department  Alan Auld - at 434.575.4252 or aauld@southbostonva.us.

Important Note on Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

If you are looking for online information on the Zoning (Chapter 114) and Subdivision (Chapter 94) Ordinances, please refer to the online Town Code.

Zoning Map (2014) zoning map 

Community Visioning

 PlanCover

Comprehensive Plan 2030 Poster 

Comprehensive Plan 2030 

August 29, 2016 Amendment to define the Urban Development Area

Comprehensive Plan 2030- no maps

If you have any questions, please call the Planning Office at 575-4241.

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