Planning Commission

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Planning Commission Meeting

1:30 PM

1st Tuesday of each month 

Meetings are held in the City Council Chamber on the 6th Floor of the Portsmouth City Hall Building at 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Planning Commission 2023 Meeting Schedule and Deadlines

Note: Applications and all supporting materials must be received eight (8) weeks prior to the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

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Agenda Items for December 5, 2023 Meeting

Agenda materials will be posted 5-7 days prior to the meeting.

UP-23-20 (King’s Gate Crossing) – Don Scott, Esq., on behalf of SAFStor Real Estate Co., LLC, requests a Use Permit for a four-story, approximately 104,700 square-foot self-service storage facility with 770 units on approximately 2.2 combined acres of land located at 3206, 3208, and 3210 Airline Boulevard, and a portion of 3290 Airline Boulevard in the General Mixed-Use (GMU) zoning district. The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates these properties as part of a Mixed-Use Corridor. The properties are owned by Batton II LLC and are further described as Tax Map 582 Parcel 2, 3, and 4 and a portion of Tax Map 583 Parcel 4. Applicant has requested a deferral.

SUB-23-00025 (Cradock): Hoggard-Eure Associates is requesting a major subdivision of 4300 George Washington Highway to create sixty new parcels.  This is the fourth phase of the previously approved Afton Green project.  The Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map recommends low to medium density single-family residential development on the parcel.  The parcel is 11.75 acres, and is further described as Tax Map 461, Page 110.

Members of the public may provide comments on specific agenda items by sending an email to [email protected] prior to the hearing date.

Members of the public wishing to speak on items during the meeting are asked to pre-register by email at [email protected] or by calling 757-393-8836 prior to the meeting.

Mission Statement

The Commission’s primary responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council on matters related to comprehensive and current planning and land use development.

Planning Commission Members

  • Sherri Thaxton, Chair
  • Donna Coleman. Vice Chairman
  • Rev. Keith Curry
  • Anthony Hinds
  • Miriam Jackson Jiggetts
  • Occasio Gee
  • Shonda Taylor

Past Planning Commission Meeting Videos

Video recordings of Planning Commission meetings can be viewed on YouTube here.