Planning Commission

Overview

The Planning Commission (PC) reviews, discusses, hears public comments, and makes formal recommendations to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) on various matters regarding planning and zoning. The Planning Division of the Department of Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Programs serves as staff to the PC. The Planning Commission carries out the following duties:

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Interested in walking and biking around Gloucester? View the final Urban Development Areas Multimodal Transportation Study. The County’s Transportation Planning Advisory Committee (TPAC) will be using the findings of the study to further prioritize routes that serve schools, residential areas, and link all our key destinations together and to other trails in the region. The design information in this study will enable the county to more effectively apply for funding to implement alternative transportation projects desired by the community. The County previously acquired funding to implement a portion of the prioritized Roaring Springs Road trail and perform a bike/pedestrian feasibility study along Ware House Road. These projects will begin soon. If you have any questions regarding the plan and/or are interested in learning more, please contact Carol Rizzio (Senior Comprehensive Planner) or Anne Ducey-Ortiz (Director of Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Programs) at 804-693-1224.

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    Public comments can be submitted to the Planning Commission to be read during the Commission's monthly meeting. Read on...
  2. Zoning Ordinance Update

    Staff is working on a comprehensive update of the County’s Zoning Ordinance... Read on...
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Meetings

  • 1st Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted on posted meeting calendar)
  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • Colonial Courthouse (unless otherwise noted on posted meeting calendar) 6504 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

Fees

For details on the fees for applications reviewed by the Planning Commission, see the department’s Fees webpage.

Member Details

The Planning Commission consists of 7 members, with 1 member from each magisterial district and 2 At-Large representatives. Each member must be a resident of Gloucester County and at least half of the membership must be property owners. Each Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Supervisors, serves a 4-year term, and may be reappointed by the Board. Any vacancy in membership is filled by Board of Supervisors appointment only for the remainder of the unexpired term. The Planning Commission also contains 1 representative from the Board of Supervisors who serves in a non-voting capacity.  

NamePositionPhoneEmailTerm Expiration
Planning CommissionN/A804-693-1224Email Planning CommissionN/A
Chris Poulson, ChairCounty-Wide (Ware)757-876-1629Email Chris Poulson06/30/2023
James Gray, Jr., Vice ChairCounty-Wide (Petsworth)804-693-3199Email James Gray, Jr.06/30/2024
Douglas E. JohnsonCounty-Wide (York)804-684-5752Email Douglas Johnson06/30/2024
Natalie JohnsonCounty-Wide (Gloucester Point)N/AEmail Natalie Johnson06/30/2024
John C. Meyer, Jr.County-Wide (At-Large)703-906-1359Email John C. Meyer, Jr.06/30/2025
Kenneth RichardsonCounty-Wide (At-Large)804-693-2297Email Kenneth Richardson6/30/2025
Louis SerioCounty-Wide (Abingdon)804-693-4711Email Louis Serio06/30/2025
Chris HutsonBOS Liaison (non-voting)804-642-9900Email Chris Hutson12/31/2022
Anne Ducey-Ortiz, SecretaryDirector of Planning & Zoning804-693-1224Email Anne Ducey-OrtizN/A

PC Agendas, Meeting Materials, & Minutes

Agendas and other materials for Planning Commission meetings are typically available a week prior to the date of the meeting and can be accessed on the County’s Meeting Portal website. Minutes for previous Planning Commission meetings (also posted on the Meeting Portal website) are available following approval by the PC.

More Information

Contact the Planning Division staff at 804-693-1224 or PlanningStaff@gloucesterva.info for more information.