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Welcome to the Ordinance update

 

Welcome to the information center for the James City County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance update.  Look here for news releases, schedules, and updates regarding the progress of the update.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Planning Commission Forums.  If you didn’t get a chance to participate, you can still submit comments online. Or, to find out what your neighbors said, watch the PC Forum videos or read comments on the “What Are You Saying” page.

Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Transfer of Development Rights Feasibility Study.

Timeline of Stage 2 and 3 of the Ordinance
Update by Topic Area - Ordinances
Topic area
Policy Committee*
BOS
Work Session*
PC Public
Hearing*
BOS Public Hearing*
Adopted
Economic Opportunity
April & July 2011
June 2011
Aug 2011
Sept 2011
Sept 2012
Commercial Districts
May & July 2011
June 2011
Dec 2011
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Development Standards (timbering, floodplain, signs, pedestrian accommodations, landscaping, private streets, parking, lighting, sound walls)
June 2011
July 2011
Oct 2011
Nov 2011
Nov 2011
Green Building
July 2011
Jan 2012
June 6, 2012
July 10, 2012
Sept 2012
Residential Districts
Aug/Sept 2011
Jan 2012
June 6, 2012
July 10, 2012
Nov 2012
Multiple Use Districts
Aug/Sept 2011
Jan 2012
June 6, 2012
July 10, 2012
Sept 2012
Procedural, Administrative, and Submittal
Aug/Sept 2011
Jan 2012
May 2, 2012
June 12, 2012
Dec 2012
Wireless Communications Facilities (cell towers)
Aug/Sept 2011
Oct 2011
Dec 2011
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Subdivision Ordinance
Aug/Sept 2011
Oct 2011
Nov 2012
Dec 2012
Dec 2012
Exterior Signage
Sept 2011
May 2, 2012
June 12, 2012
Sept 2012
Nonconformaties
Feb 2011
Feb 2012
May 2, 2012
June 12, 2012
June 2012
Timeline of Ordinance Update by Topic Area - Related Projects
Topic area
Policy
Committee*
BOS Work Session*
Estimated
Completion*
Cumulative Impact Tracking**
June 2011
July 2011

Residential Database

(in PC Annual Report): October 2011

 

Residential Draft

Impact Methods:

December 2011 

 
Transfer of Development Rights Feasibility Study**
N/A
Sept 2011
Sept 2011
 
 
*Please note that schedule is approximate and subject to change.  Follow this link for updates.

**These sections do not involve ordinances at this time but are projects associated with the overall update.  


Still want to know more about what each of the ordinance sections covers?  Check out these video explanations from Planning staff. 

Commercial and Mixed Use Districts Video
Development Standards
Video
Procedural, Submittal, and Administrative Items Video

Residential

Districts
Video

Rural Lands Districts
Video
Subdivision Ordinance and Green Practices Video

 

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