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Planning Commission

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Planning & Development

300 E. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
T: 540-462-3704
F: 540-463-5310

Regular Meetings

  • 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Waddell Elementary School Cafeteria (100 Pendleton Pl., Lexington, VA 24450)

Meeting Packets & Audio

Meeting Packets are available prior to the meetings. Audio is available following the meeting.
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Member Four-Year Term End Date
Patrick Bradley, Chair July 31, 2020
John Driscoll, Vice Chair July 31, 2021
Jamie Goodin July 31, 2022
Mark Keeley July 31, 2020
Blake Shester July 31, 2019
Matt Tuchler July 31, 2019

Leslie Straughan is council liaison to the Planning Commission until December 31, 2020.

About the Commission

The primary function of the Planning Commission is to advise City Council in matters related to land use planning and development. The commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to City Council concerning:

  • Proposed subdivisions of land
  • Site plans for proposed construction
  • Conditional use applications
  • Requests for rezoning
  • Design review for building modifications, signs, and landscaping in the city's entrance corridors

The commission is also responsible for preparing and maintaining the Comprehensive Plan.

If you are interested in serving on Planning Commission, click here to submit an application. Currently there are no vacancies. 

Application Submissions

Different applications have varying requirements for advertising and public notice, please contact the Planning Department at 540-462-3704 to confirm. Hard copy applications are located in the Planning Department, as well as online. All submissions should be directed to:

Planning and Development Department
300 E. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Planning Commission Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

All meetings will be in the Waddell Elementary School Cafeteria.