City and Public Utility Review Committee


City and Public Utility Review Committee (CPURC)

The City and Public Utility Review Committee is established to review and approve utility infrastructure in public right of way or on other city property within of the Fredericksburg Historic District per section 66-191 of the City Code.

The Committee is comprised of:

Architectural Review Board representative

Planning Commission representative

Building Official

Community Planning & Building Department director

Public Works Department director


Appeal of a CPURC decision is to City Council.


  • When applications are pending, regular meetings of the Committee shall be held on an as needed basis. If a scheduled meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather, or other unforeseen reason, the backup date will be the following regularly scheduled Committee meeting date and time, or a date and time agreed upon by the majority of the Committee. When a meeting falls on a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held on the following Wednesday unless otherwise designated by the Chairman or by a vote of the Committee.

Meetings shall begin at 11:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of a month, when business is pending.


City Hall

715 Princess Anne Street

2nd Floor, Conference Room 218

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Agendas & Minutes

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

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes | Public Notices


The City and Public Utility Review Committee (CPURC), also known as the "Committee" consists of five members.


Email David King, Director of Public Works, Chair

Email Chuck Johnston, Director of Community Planning & Building, Vice-Chair

Email John Schaffer, City Building Official

Email Jonathan Gerlach, ARB Representative

Email Kenneth Gantt, Planning Commission Representative

2018 CPURC Filing Deadlines (PDF)


Applications are submitted to the Department of Public Works. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Filing deadlines are established to allow sufficient time to process applications and comply with property owner notification requirements.

The applicant or his or her representative must be present to answer questions from the Committee at such hearings.