Plan Review

Land Development

Site plan review (PDF) is required prior to the issuance of building permits, occupancy permits, or zoning certificate approval in the following cases:

  • Nonresidential uses, to include, but not limited to, churches, schools or colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, institutional buildings, public buildings, parks and playgrounds.
  • Any land use or development in multifamily residential, mobile home park, business, and industrial districts.
  • Any nonresidential land use permitted by right in any district.
  • Any land use or development for which a conditional use permit or special exception is required.
  • Planned unit developments.

Land Development Committee

The Planning and Zoning Department's Land Development Committee (LDC) coordinates plan review of projects that require a range of agency approvals prior to approval of project site and construction plans.

The LDC agencies include the Planning and Zoning Department, Building Codes Department, Economic Development, Public Safety, Dinwiddie County Water Authority (DCWA), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Department of Health, and other development related state and federal agencies.