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.
[104KB] Ethical Principles in Planning
Four years; two successive.
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.
View the Planning Commission meeting dates and application deadlines:
[84KB] Rules of Procedure
Public Hearing and Agenda Packet Notices
Upcoming public hearing notices are available on the City's Public Hearing webpage.
Contact Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov to receive monthly notices when Agenda Packets (includes staff reports) are posted online; usually the Friday before the Planning Commission meeting.
Agendas, Packets and Minutes
|Commission Member, Position||Term||Expiration|
|Mr. Gil Colman, Vice-Chair||2nd||12-31-20|
|Mr. Brent Finnegan||1st||12-31-23|
|Mr. Mark Finks||1st||12-31-20|
|Mrs. Kathy Whitten||1st||12-31-20|
|Mr. Henry Way, Chair||2nd||12-31-19|
|Ms. Zanetta Ford-Byrd||1st||12-31-23|
|Mr. Sal Romero, Council Representative (Vice Mayor)||Tenure of Office||Appointed
Questions or Comments? Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Department of Planning & Community Development, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or email Thanh Dang, City Planner, at Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov.
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