The Planning Commission is an 11-member body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of land use and zoning matters for the City of Virginia Beach.
The Planning Commission reviews applications submitted for changes to zoning districts, conditional use permits, street closures, zoning ordinance and plan amendments, and other land use and zoning matters. The Commission makes a recommendation on each item to City Council, who then makes the final determination on the recommended items during one of their regular meetings.
The Commission is supported by the Planning Director and the Planning Department staff. The Director and staff review each submitted item and make a recommendation to the Planning Commission as to whether or not the request is consistent with the policies, plans, and ordinances of the City of Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Beach Planning Commission Public Hearing is carried LIVE on VBTV, which is available on Cox Cable Channel 48, Verizon Cable Channel 45, and on the’s e~Stream page at  The meeting is recablecast on Cox Channel 48 the following morning at 9 a.m. and on Cox Channel 47 and Verizon Cable Channel 47 at 7 p.m. on the two consecutive Fridays following the live meeting.  The meeting will also be available on the e~Steam web page for two months beginning the Friday after the live hearing.


​Meeting ​Location ​Date ​Time
Formal Hearing Council Chambers Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor ​2nd Wednesday of every month ​Noon
Informal Briefing (Citizens invited to observe only) ​City Manager's Conference Room Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor ​2nd Wednesday of every month ​9 a.m.


2012 PC Agendas, Staff Reports and Minutes