The Planning Commission is comprised of seven city residents, of which one is a City Council member, serving four-year terms (two term maximum). They typically meet once a month to consider requests from citizens and developers on issues such as rezonings, special use permits, major subdivisions, and street and alley closings. The Commission's recommendations are forwarded to City Council to help their decision-making. The Commission also assists the City with special projects such as ordinance revisions and special sub-committees. The duties and responsibilities of the Planning Commission are in City Code Section 10-1-1.
Four years; two successive.
Public Hearing Notices
Upcoming public hearing notices are available on the City's Public Hearing webpage.
Agendas, Packets and Minutes
Meeting Date/Time/Location & Application Deadlines
Regular Planning Commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning at 7:00pm in City Council Chambers located at 409 South Main Street.
Notice: The City Planning Commission has scheduled a work session for Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00pm in City Hall Room to discuss the Comprehensive Plan and review public comments received. The work session is open to the public; however, there will not be time for public comment during the meeting.
The entrance to Room 011 is in the rear of the building on the west side closest to the Farmers Market Pavilion.
View the Planning Commission meeting dates and application deadlines:
Rules of Procedure
[53KB] Rules of Procedure
|Commission Member, Position||Term||Expiration|
|Mr. Gil Colman||2nd||12-31-20|
|Mr. Brent Finnegan||Unexpired||12-31-18|
|Mr. Mark Finks||1st||12-31-20|
|Mrs. Kathy Whitten||1st||12-31-20|
|Mr. Henry Way, Chair||2nd||12-31-19|
|Mrs. Debra Fitzgerald, Vice-Chair||2nd||12-31-18|
|Mr. Richard Baugh, Council Representative (Vice Mayor)||Tenure of Office||Re-appointed
Questions or Comments? Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
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