Zoning Modernization Project

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Albemarle County has begun an update of the County’s Zoning Ordinance. This update is intended to reorganize, simplify, and address current zoning issues. The Zoning Ordinance is the County’s legal framework that defines how land is used and developed. It plays a role in what your neighborhood looks like, where businesses locate, and how natural features are protected. It is intended to protect and preserve the general health, safety, and welfare of all community members.

Zoning Ordinance Evaluation Report

This report identifies actions Albemarle County should consider to strengthen the Zoning Ordinance and ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia requirements. Specific actions are also recommended to improve the consistency, clarity, and completeness of the Zoning Ordinance. These recommended changes will improve the ability of public officials, citizens, and other stakeholders to understand, administer, and use the ordinance. Read the report.


Albemarle County has begun an update of the County’s Zoning Ordinance. This update is intended to reorganize, simplify, and address current zoning issues. The Zoning Ordinance is the County’s legal framework that defines how land is used and developed. It plays a role in what your neighborhood looks like, where businesses locate, and how natural features are protected. It is intended to protect and preserve the general health, safety, and welfare of all community members.

Zoning Ordinance Evaluation Report

This report identifies actions Albemarle County should consider to strengthen the Zoning Ordinance and ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia requirements. Specific actions are also recommended to improve the consistency, clarity, and completeness of the Zoning Ordinance. These recommended changes will improve the ability of public officials, citizens, and other stakeholders to understand, administer, and use the ordinance. Read the report.


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