Planning Commission

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Planning Commission Meeting

Meetings held virtually in the Microsoft Teams application

1:30 p.m.

1st Tuesday of each month 


Note: Applications and all supporting materials must be received eight (8) weeks prior to the meeting.

 Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Agenda Items for November Meeting COMING SOON

Z-20-06 (Downtown) – Jim Bento, of Fairlead Integrated, is requesting to rezone approximately 2.4 acres located at 0 Harbor Center Court from Downtown D1 T6 sub-district to Conditional Industrial (IN-K) in order to expand the adjacent ship manufacturing and repair facility. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates this property for mixed-use employment. The property is owned by the Economic Development Authority and is further described as Tax Map 3, Parcel 1.

Z-20-07 (Victory Village) – Stephen R. Romine, on behalf of the Economic Development Association, is requesting to rezone approximately 50.523 acres at 3560 Victory Blvd, 0 Campus Dr., 0 Victory Blvd., 0 Village Way., 111 Campus Dr., 0 Freedom Ave., 271 Freedom Ave., 175 Freedom Ave., and 3606 Victory Blvd. from Mixed-Use Employment Center (MX/EMP) to High Intensity Mixed-Use (MU-H) for eventual use as an entertainment overlay district and casino gaming establishment. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates this property for mixed-use employment. The property is owned by the Economic Development Authority and is further described as Tax Map 524, Parcel 12; Parcel 19; Parcel 21; Parcel 22; Parcel 23; Parcel 24; Parcel 25; Parcel 26; Parcel 27; Parcel 28; Parcel 30; Parcel 34; and Parcel 35.

SNC-20-02 (West Norfolk): Trent Kelly of Lineage Logistics requests a permanent street name change for a 400 ft dead-end portion of Chemical Way from its current designation to the name "Lineage Way" in support of the planned Lineage Logistics facility at 3200 Chemical Way. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates the property as Heavy Industrial. The property is public right-of-way owned by the City of Portsmouth. 

S-20-01 (Victory Village): The Portsmouth Economic Development Authority request the closure of Village Way and a portion of Corporate Drive northwest of Freedom Drive as part of the proposed Rivers Casino Portsmouth development located between McLean Street and Victory Boulevard. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates the property for Mixed-Use Employment. The property is right-of-way owned by the City of Portsmouth.

Members

  •  Albert Williams, Chairman
  •  Amy Thompson, Vice Chairman
  •  Peter Youngblood
  •  Occasio Gee
  •  Sherri Thaxton 
  •  Donna Coleman

Mission Statement

The Commission’s primary responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council on matters related to comprehensive and current planning and land use development.