The Planning Commission provides recommendations to the Town Council on planning and zoning matters as outlined and described in Division 3 of Chapter 2 of the Town Code. Members are appointed to four-year terms by the Town Council.

Current Planning Commission Members

  • Bob Custard Chair (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • Aubrey Torres (term ends June 30, 2026)
  • Mark Corcoran (term ends June 30, 2027)
  • Lori Kimball (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • David Smith (term ends June 30, 2024)
  • Richard Efthim Vice Chair (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • Vacant (term ends June 30, 2025)

Email the entire Planning Commission:  [email protected]

Planning

Town Council adopted the 2021 Comprehensive Plan on December 15, 2022. View the Comprehensive Plan

Town Council adopted the Transportation Master Plan on September 23, 2021. View the Transportation Master Plan

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town participates with other northern Virginia localities to develop a regional hazard mitigation plan. The plan discusses the potential for a variety of natural and non-natural hazards and develops mitigation plans for the region and each participating counties, towns, and cities. View the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Non-natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the Lovettsville Plan.

Proposed Ordinance Changes

Follow the links below to access proposed Ordinance changes by the Lovettsville Planning Commission that are in consideration through public hearings:

LVZA 2023-0002, Residential Regulations Review – A review of residential zoning district standards to consider changes that will offer some lot design flexibility and support affordable housing. The draft amendment is now before the Town Council. On February 15, 2024, the Council deferred discussion of the item pending the outcome of State legislation relating to accessory apartments. The item is scheduled for the April 25, 2024 Council meeting. The latest draft of the amendment can be viewed here.

LVZA 2023-0005, Commercial Zoning Uses & Standards Review – Proposed changes to commercial uses, and lot and building standards.  On April 3, 2024, the Commission voted 5-0-1 (Smith absent, one vacancy) to forward the draft to Council. The latest draft can be viewed here.

Land Use Applications

LVRZ 2024-0001, 32 South loudoun LLC. – Proposal to rezone 32 South Loudoun Street from C-1, Community Commercial, to R-1, Residential. On March 6, 2024, the Commission voted to recommend approval of the application. A public hearing before the Town Council has  been scheduled for April 25, 2024. The proposal can be viewed here.

LVRZ 2023-0001, HK&S Services Inc. – Proposal to rezone a 4.4-acre property at 12745 Berlin Turnpike from R-1, Residential, to R-C, Retirement Community to construct an 80-unit assisted living facility. The latest application materials can be found here.

LVSU 2022-0001, Schoene Property Section 2 – The preliminary subdivision has been approved by the Planning Commission. The latest applicant-submitted plans can be viewed here.

LVSP-2023-0001, One Family Brewing  View the latest draft site plan.

Reports & Resolutions

Follow the links below to access reports and resolutions approved by the Lovettsville Planning Commission:

Meetings

The Planning Commission generally meets on either the first or second Wednesday of every month. For more information, check the homepage for upcoming Town events and public meetings as well as the Fiscal Year Town Calendar on the Mayor and Town Council page.

Commission meeting agendas and documents can be found under the Town Hall Videos page. Commission rules and procedures are included in its adopted Bylaws. The Code of Virginia outlines the public notice requirements for public hearings, which are required for rezonings and conditional use permits, in Section 15.2-2204.

All meetings are held at the Town Hall (unless otherwise announced) at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The public is invited to speak at all regular meetings and public hearings.

Citizens wishing to submit written comments to be distributed to the Planning Commissioners may be mailed or emailed to [email protected] and must contain the senders name and physical address. Comments received after the packet is distributed and before 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Commissioners at the beginning of the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

June 2017-Present

In June 2017, the Town implemented a video recording system for Town Council and Planning Commission meetings.  The meeting agenda and related documents, videos, and action minutes for meetings since June 2017 can be found on the Town Hall Videos page.

2008-June 2017

Click here to view minutes and agendas of Town Council Meetings prior to June 2017. Audios recordings of these meetings are available upon request.

Prior to 2008

Meeting minutes prior to 2008 are available in hard copy at the Town Hall.