Zoning Administration Division

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Leslie Johnson
Zoning Administrator

Contractor’s Office and Shops and Construction Vehicles – Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment

The FY 2022/2023 Zoning Ordinance Work Program (ZOWP), endorsed by the Board of Supervisors (Board) on October 5, 2021, listed Construction Vehicles as a Priority 1 item. This item was added to the ZOWP in response to a follow-on motion approved by the Board following the adoption of the new Zoning Ordinance (zMOD). The ZOWP item called for the establishment of a stakeholder group of landscape professionals to discuss topics related to their operations that might make it difficult for them to find appropriate locations in the County to establish their businesses and whether the use standards related to the type of vehicles stored on the site could be modified to be less restrictive and open up opportunities for finding suitable locations.

After convening outreach meetings with landscape contractors and professionals, staff presented to the Board of Supervisor’s Land Use Policy Committee on May 15, 2022. The presentation described the existing Zoning Ordinance regulations, the provisions of other jurisdictions, feedback received from stakeholder outreach, and considerations that could be incorporated into a future Zoning Ordinance Amendment. Those considerations include expansion of permissions to additional districts, additional use-specific standards, and developing a definition of construction vehicle. With the concurrence of the committee, staff will move forward with public outreach and develop a proposal which will be brought back to the Board.

Community Engagement

Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Meeting with Landscape Contractors and Professionals
Monday, December 13, 2021

Meeting with Landscape Contractors and Professionals 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Planning Commission’s Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Meeting Video 

Board of Supervisor’s Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Meeting Video  |  White Paper  |  Staff Presentation

Community Lunch and Learn 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Meeting Video  |  Staff Presentation

Community Meeting 
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Meeting Video  |  Staff Presentation

Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations
Monday, April 1, 2024

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce 
Monday, April 22, 2024 

South County Federation
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Planning Commission’s Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Meeting Video  |  Staff Presentation

Contact Us

For questions or comments about the proposed amendment, please contact Austin Gastrell, Zoning Administration Division, by email or at 703-324-1314.

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