Planning Commission


The Planning Commission recommends to the City Council the land use policies of the City in the Comprehensive Plan. It also makes recommendations on applications for Special Use Permits, Special Exceptions, Subdivisions, Rezonings, and Development Code Text Amendments after it has conducted a public hearing.


  • Regular monthly meetings held:
    • Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  
    • Fourth Wednesday of each month (AS NEEDED) at 6:30 p.m.  
  • Council Chambers
    City Hall
    715 Princess Anne St.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Electronically:  

Public Notices, Agendas, Action Sheet, & Minutes

Public Notices are available three weeks prior to the meeting. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Action Sheets are available after the meeting. Minutes are available following their approval by the Planning Commission . 

Public Notices | Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes | Action Sheets 2024 Calendar

Planning Commission Meeting Streaming

Live streaming available during meetings and archived meeting videos are also available. View Meeting Stream


The Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council, all of whom shall be residents of and a majority of whom shall be freeholders in the City, and qualified by knowledge and experience to make decisions on questions of community growth and development.

One member of the Planning Commission may be a member of the City Council, and one member may be a member of the administrative branch of government of the city, however, currently there is not a Planning Commission member from the City Council or government administration.

Planning Commission members serve a maximum of two 4-year terms. The current members and terms of the Planning Commission are:

Commission Member - PositionTerm NumberTerm Dates
Carey Whitehead1st Term1/10/24 - 10/31/2024
Kenneth D. Gantt 2nd Term11/01/20 - 10/31/24
Dugan Caswell 1st Term1/10/2024 - 10/31/2027
David Durham -  Chair2nd Term11/01/22 - 10/31/26
Adam Lynch1st Term11/01/20 - 10/31/24
Mary-Margaret Marshall- Secretary 1st Term11/01/21 - 10/31/25
Susanna Finn Vice Chair 1st Term01/10/23 - 10/31/25


Applications are submitted to the Community Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division. 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 public notification requirements. Public notices will appear in The Free Lance-Star.

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