Planning Department

The Henrico Planning Department is primarily responsible for land use regulations in the County. Planning staff can assist you with questions about new and existing development, from rezoning requests to variances.

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For participation in the meetings please see below.

How to Participate in the April 15, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the  Board Room of the County Administration Building located at 4301 E. Parham Road.

The meeting is open to the public however, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you participate remotely through an internet-connected computer or smart phone.  We have set up a WebEx Event for the Planning Commissionsmeeting where individuals will be able to participate in the meeting remotely.  These meeting can be accessed when it is live at

Short Pump Town Center Virtual Design Charrette

Henrico County is conducting a public design charrette for the Short Pump Town Center area.  The county’s consultant is evaluating the mall property and associated outparcels along W. Broad Street as part of a week-long process to develop preliminary plans for future redevelopment.  To learn more about this project, visit the Short Pump Town Center Design Charrette webpage.  This charrette follows the successful completion of four design charrettes: two areas in the West Broad Street corridor, Williamsburg Road near Richmond International Airport, and Virginia Center Commons area.  To learn more about those projects visit the Public Design Charrettes webpage.

Glen Allen Small Area Study

Henrico County is preparing a small area study to examine what is generally considered the center of the Glen Allen area of Henrico County. Public participation will be very important to the successful development of the recommendations included with this study.  To learn more about this project, visit the Glen Allen Small Area Study webpage.

The website for this project includes a Public Engagement Portal with tabs to a survey and other opportunities to communicate your input.

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances Update

Henrico County is updating the zoning and subdivision ordinances. Public participation will be a vital part of this process.  To learn about the project and upcoming meetings visit the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Update website .


Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

All public hearings of the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals are held in Board Room of the County Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA  23228.

Special Programs

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Undergraduate Student Program

Graduate Student Program

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

(804) 501-4602

(804) 501-4379

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