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Planning Division
101-A Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Development Review Committee (DRC)

The Development Review Committee (DRC) is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission. Members are appointed annually by the Chair of the Planning Commission. The 2015 DRC members are Tim O'Connor, Chris Basic, Robin Bledsoe, John Wright and George Drummond (Chair). The DRC reviews development plans which propose any of the following:

  • a single building or group of buildings with a total floor area exceeding 30,000 square feet
  • which are not predominately to be used as a warehouse, distribution center, office, or for other industrial or manufacturing purpose. Predominately is defined as 85 percent or more of the total square feet of the building
  • a multifamily development of 10 or more units which is not subject to a binding legislatively approved master plan
  • Well planned subdivisiona single-family detached residential development of 50 or more units

The DRC may also hear cases if any of the following apply:

  • a conceptual plan has not been submitted in accordance with County requirements
  • the development plan varies significantly from an approved master plan
  • or there are other triggers for DRC review in proffers or special use permit conditions
  • requests for exceptions and waivers to the zoning and subdivision ordinances as specified in the ordinance
  • proposed cul-de sac streets that exceed 1,000 feet in length
  • conceptual plans for future legislative projects

This list is not all-inclusive and applicants should contact the Planning Division to discuss specific cases to determine whether DRC review may be necessary.

The DRC reviews cases to ensure compliance with the County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.  The recommendations of the DRC are approved at the monthly Planning Commission meetings.

All meetings are held in Building A of the Government Complex, 101 Mounts Bay Rd., at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

DRC 2015

Meeting Date

Application Deadline

Jan 7

Nov 25

Jan 28

Dec 23

Feb 25

Jan 21

Mar 25

Feb 18

Apr 29

Mar 25

May 27

Apr 22

June 24

May 20

July 29

June 24

Aug 26

July 22

Sept 30

Aug 26

Oct 28

Sept 23

Nov 18

Oct 14

Dec 16

Nov 10

Jan 6 (2016)

Dec 2

Jan 27 (2016)

Dec 23

Copies of DRC minutes and staff reports may be obtained by contacting the Planning office. The DRC agenda is posted the Friday before the meeting. 

Archived DRC Minutes

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