Planning Commission

City offices are now open to the public.

Electronic/digital submission of applications and other materials is encouraged whenever feasible. Consult the Staff Directory or the specific subject page for staff contact information.

Mailed items can be sent to:

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information. Please note that a signed credit card authorization form is required to be submitted before a credit card payment can be processed.

Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.

Staff Directory

Planning Commission Meeting

1:30 PM

1st Tuesday of each month 

Meetings are held in the City Council Chamber on the 6th Floor of the Portsmouth City Hall Building at 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Planning Commission 2023 Meeting Schedule and Deadlines

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

Agendas & Minutes

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ITEMS DEFERRED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2022 MEETING:

Z-22-06 (Turnpike Rd) – Bobby Wilson, of LBC Transportation LLC, requests to rezone approximately 1.13 combined acres at 2325, 2332, 2410, 2414, 2416, and 2400 Turnpike Road, as well as, 2410 and 2434 Spruce Street from Light Industrial (IL) to Industrial (IN) to allow for a Minor Subdivision to combine the properties with surrounding properties. The applicant is concurrently requesting a Use Permit for a shipping container/chassis storage yard (UP-22-16). The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates these properties as part of a Mixed-Use Corridor. The properties are owned by LBC Transportation LLC and the Economic Development Authority and are further described as Tax Map 175, Parcels 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 3, as well as, Tax Map 183, Parcel 13. 

UP-22-16 (Turnpike Rd) – Bobby Wilson, of LBC Transportation LLC, requests a Use Permit for a shipping container/chassis storage yard on approximately 2.64 combined acres located at 2325, 2332, 2400, 2404, 2410, 2414, 2416, 2418, and 2421 Turnpike Road, as well as 2410, 2420, 2422, 2426, 2424, and 2434 Spruce Street. The properties are currently zoned Light Industrial (IL) and Industrial (IN). The applicant is concurrently requesting a Rezoning of the properties that are zoned IL to IN in order to combine all of the parcels through a Minor Subdivision (Z-22-06). The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates these properties as part of a Mixed-Use Corridor. The properties are owned by LBC Transportation LLC, as well as, the Economic Development Authority and are further described as Tax Map 175, Parcels 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 18, and 3, as well as, Tax Map 183, Parcels 17, 13, 14, 15, and 16.    

PUBLIC HEARING ITEM

UP-22-17 (PARK MANOR) – Polk Pinewill Builders LLC, requests a Use Permit for four (4) duplexes on the approximate 0.92-acre property at 330 Park Manor Road. The property is currently zoned Urban Residential (UR). The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates this property for Single-Family Residential with Low to Medium Density. The property is owned by Polk Pinewill Builders LLC and is further described as Tax Map 644, Parcel 8. 

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

Planning Commission Members

  •  Albert Williams, Chair
  •  Sherri Thaxton, Vice Chair
  •  Donna Coleman
  •  Primas Paige
  •  Danielle Barnes
  •  Rev. Keith Curry
  • Anthony Hinds

Past Planning Commission Meeting Videos

Video recordings of Planning Commission meetings can be viewed on YouTube here.