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Planning & Community Development
Office of Development Services
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: 540-483-3027 or e-mail us

E-Mail: Steve Sandy, Ext. 2217
Director of Planning

E-Mail: Lisa Cooper Ext. 2642
Principal Planner/Long Range Planning

E-Mail: Terry Harrington, Ext. 2430
Senior Planner/Current Planning

E-Mail: Hannah Powell, Ext. 2304
Clerk to Planning Commission

E-Mail: William Raney, Ext. 2324
Development Review Specialist II

E-Mail: Ronald Wilson,Ext. 2429
Development Review Coordinator

E-Mail: Tina Franklin, Ext. 2427
Development Review Specialist I

E-Mail: Austin Taylor, Ext. 2310
Development Review Specialist II

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Land Development Ordinance Update

Franklin County, Virginia, is currently updating its code requirements related to land use and development – commonly known as the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. These ordinances help to guide growth and development by governing how land is used, arranged, and built upon. The ordinances play a vital role in protecting property rights by mitigating the potential impacts of development, and by establishing clear expectations for investment decisions.

Scope: The Land Development Ordinance Update consists of six phases or “tasks.”(1)Project Initiation: Identify critical issues; establish a Technical Advisory Committee to review assumptions and draft ordinance text.(2)Demand/Capacity Analysis: Analyze land availability, market demand, and the effects of regulation under various scenarios.(3)Diagnosis: Assess how the existing code is working; prepare a detailed outline for efficient and user-friendly code structure.(4)Public Outreach: Employ various and innovative approaches to maximize public input in all areas of the County.(5)Recommendations: Present a series of “best practices” for code development.(6)Draft Ordinance Language: Develop the code; solicit public comment; adopt and implement.

Subdivision Ordinance Update Documents

DRAFT Chapter 27 Fee Schedule - Land Use Development
DRAFT Subdivision Ordinance
June 28, 2018
DRAFT Subdivision Ordinance March 27, 2018
Berkley Subdivision Ordinance Evaluation May 26, 2017

Land Development Ordinance Update Documents



For more information regarding the Land Development Ordinance Update, contact:

Steve Sandy, Director
Lisa Cooper, Principal Planner
Terrance Harrington, Senior Planner