Planning Department

The Henrico Planning Department is primarily responsible for land use regulations in the County. Planning staff can assist you with questions about new and existing development, from rezoning requests to variances.

Westwood Small Area Study

Henrico County has prepared a small area study, draft Comprehensive Plan amendment, and overlay district for the Westwood area, which is generally located between West Broad Street, Staples Mill Road, and CSX Railway’s Acca Yard. The purpose of this process is to examine potential redevelopment opportunities, and determine any constraints for development within the study area. The Board of Supervisors initiated potential 2026 Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance amendments at their September 25, 2018 meeting. Department of Planning Staff presented the study and potential amendments to the Planning Commission at a public hearing on November 8, 2018. At that meeting, the Planning Commission recommended the Board of Supervisors approve the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance.  The Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on December 11, 2018 to receive additional input on the revisions.  A copy of the draft study, Comprehensive Plan amendment, and zoning ordinance revision creating the Westwood Redevelopment Overlay District can be found by following the link below.

Westwood Small Area Study and Overlay District Planning Commission Approved Copy

Glen Allen Small Area Study

Henrico County is preparing a small area study to examine what is generally considered the center of the Glen Allen area of Henrico County. Public participation will be very important to the successful development of the recommendations included with this study.  To learn more about this project, visit the Glen Allen Small Area Study webpage.

The website for this project includes a Public Engagement Portal with tabs to a survey and other opportunities to communicate your input.

The Planning Department has scheduled a Community Open House on December 4, 2018 to seek input from the public on the Glen Allen Small Area Study. The event will be held at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center from 5:00-7:00. It will be an open house style meeting meaning the public can come at any time during the previously mentioned hours and staff will be available to discuss the Study.

Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study

Henrico County is conducting a study of the Route 5 Corridor and the adjacent Marion Hill neighborhood. Public participation will be a vital part of this process.  To learn about the project, visit the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study webpage.

You will also find a Public Engagement Portal with tabs to a survey and other opportunities to give us your input.

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances Update

Henrico County is updating the zoning and subdivision ordinances. Public participation will be a vital part of this process.  To learn about the project and upcoming meetings visit the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Update website .


Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

All public hearings of the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals are held in Board Room of the County Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA  23228.

Special Programs

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Undergraduate Student Program

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Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road

Henrico, VA 23228


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775

Henrico, VA 23273-0775

(804) 501-4602

(804) 501-4379