Planning Commission

Purpose

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.

Meetings

2021 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule 

  • Regular monthly meetings held:
    • Second Wednesday of each month for public hearings at 7:30 p.m.
    • Last Wednesday of each month (AS NEEDED) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
    City Hall
    715 Princess Anne St.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Agendas, Minutes, & Public Notices

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Public Notices are available three weeks prior to the meeting.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes | Public Notices | 2020 Calendar

2021 Calendar

Planning Commission Meeting Streaming

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

Members

The Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council, all of whom shall be residents of and freeholders in the City, 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
Chris Hornung2nd Term11/1/20 - 10/31/24
Kenneth D. Gantt 2nd Term11/1/20 - 10/31/24
Thomas O’Toole2nd Term11/01/19 - 10/31/23
David Durham - Vice Chair1st Term11/15/18 - 10/31/22
Adam Lynch1st Term11/1/20 - 10/31/24
James M. Pates - Secretary2nd Term11/01/17 - 10/31/21
Rene Rodriguez - Chair1st Term11/01/17 - 10/31/21


Applications

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.