Zoning and Land Use

The MDA’s Zoning & Land Use Committee meets monthly to review citizen’s proposals for zoning variances, Special Use Permits, and Conditional Use permits. A typical request may entail one or more presentations given by the applicant, visits to the property, meetings with potentially affected neighbors, and research of appropriate zoning ordinances. Committee members attend hearings and interact with various city boards and commissions such as the Board of Zoning Appeals, Urban Design Committee, Commission of Architectural Review, and Planning Commission. The committee recommendation is passed to the MDA Board of Directors for a vote and a final recommendation is then issued to both the applicant and the appropriate city board or commission.

More information can be found at:

City of Richmond Office of Economic and Community Development

West of the Boulevard (Museum District) Design Overlay Guidelines

Contact MDAZoning@MuseumDistrict.org with any questions or to get involved.