Planning Commission

Out of an abundance of caution due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth Planning Department offices are currently physically closed to the public. However, our staff is still working and is here to assist you virtually. The public is encouraged to use the city’s online options for services.

The Planning Commission will resume meeting starting with the August 4, 2020 meeting. The meeting will be held virtually.

Staff is now accepting applications. The deadline for the August 4, 2020 meeting is June 19, 2020.

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Meeting

Meetings held virtually in the Microsoft Teams application

Regular Meeting

1:30 p.m.

1st Tuesday of each month 

AUGUST 4 MEETING RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 18


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

 

 Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Agenda Items for August 4, 2020 Meeting

UP-20-05 (Seaboard Square) – Kirk Farrelly, of Capital Growth Buchalter, requests a Use Permit to construct a 2,500 square feet restaurant with drive-through on an approximately 13.9 acre parcel located at 1817 Frederick Boulevard (Suite 3). 

UP-20-06 (Seaboard Square) – Kirk Farrelly, of Capital Growth Buchalter, requests a Use Permit to construct a 2,500 square feet restaurant with drive-through on an approximately 13.9 acre parcel located at 1817 Frederick Boulevard (Suite 1). 

Z-20-04 (Seaboard Square) – Z-20-04 (Seaboard Square) – Kirk Farrelly, of Capital Growth Buchalter, requests to rezone approximately 13.9 acres at 1817 Frederick Boulevard from General Mixed-Use Conditional (GMU-K) to General Mixed-Use Conditional (GMU-K) to amend the proffers to allow a automobile repair and servicing (without painting/body work) facility and a car wash as part of the Seaboard Commons retail development. 

UP-20-07 (Seaboard Square) – Kirk Farrelly, of Capital Growth Buchalter, requests a Use Permit to construct an automobile repair and servicing (without painting/body work) facility at 1817 Frederick Boulevard (Suite 4). Approval of UP-20-07 is contingent upon approval of Z-20-04. 

Z-20-03 (Churchland) – Daniel Heatwole, of Ripley Heatwole Company, requests to rezone approximately 10.34 acres at 5601 High Street from General Mixed-Use Conditional (GMU-K) to High Intensity Mixed-Use (MU-H) in order to construct a 192-unit multi-family apartment community. Mr. Heatwole also requests to rezone approximately 2.16 acres at 3109 Tyre Neck Road from General Mixed-Use (GMU) to Urban Residential – High (UR-H) in order to construct a 40-unit multi-family apartment complex. The applicant is concurrently requesting a Use Permit for the multi-family use (UP-20-04). The Future Land Use Map of the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan designates both properties for commercial use. The property at 5601 High Street is owned by Victory Sterling Creek Commons, LLC c/o Victory Real Estate and is further described as Tax Map 814, Parcel 10. The property at 3109 Tyre Neck Road is owned by William Copeland and is further described as Tax Map 815, Parcel 2.

UP-20-04 (Churchland) – Daniel Heatwole, of Ripley Heatwole Company, requests a Use Permit to construct a 192-unit multi-family apartment community on approximately 10.34 acres at a density of 18.59 units per acre located at 5601 High Street and a 40-unit multi-family apartment community on approximately 2.16 acres at a density of 18.52 units per acre located at 3109 Tyre Neck Road. 5601 High Street is zoned General Mixed-Use Conditional (GMU-K) and 3109 Tyre Neck Road is zoned General Mixed-Use (GMU). The applicant is concurrently requesting to rezone both properties (Z-20-03). The Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map designates both properties for commercial use. The property at 5601 High Street is owned by Victory Sterling Creek Commons, LLC c/o Victory Real Estate and is further described as Tax Map 814, Parcel 10. The property at 3109 Tyre Neck Road is owned by William Copeland and is further described as Tax Map 815, Parcel 2.

Z-20-02 (Forrest Park) – Jamie Faircloth requests a Rezoning of 801 Commerce Street. The property is zoned Urban Residential, UR. The applicant proposes to rezone the property to Industrial, IL to construct a parking lot in support of a commercial business located to the immediate south at 804 Douglas Avenue. The property is further described as Tax Map 164, Parcel 17. The Comprehensive Plan recommends high density residential development for the property.

CBE-20-01 (Park Manor) – David Wakeman requests a Chesapeake Bay Exception at 110 Shore Drive. The property is zoned Urban Residential, UR. The exception request is for an after-the-fact deck located in the Resource Protection Area’s seaward 50-foot buffer. The property is further described as Tax Map 651, Parcel 12.1. The Comprehensive Plan recommends low to medium density single-family residential development for the property.

SUB-20-016 (Woodland Park) - Mark H. Ricketts of AES Consulting Engineers, agent for the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority (EDA), requests to subdivide 31.39 acres of undeveloped land into 197 town-house residential lots. The property is zoned Urban Residential - High density (UR-H). The Comprehensive Plan recommends mixed residential development for this area. The property is further described as Tax Map 517, Parcel 2.

Members

  •  Albert Williams, Chairman
  • Amy Thompson, Vice Chairman
  •  Peter Youngblood
  •  Occasio Gee
  •  Sherri Thaxton 
  •  Edwina Ricks
  •  Donna Coleman

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.