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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 the City Hall First Floor Meeting Room (300 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450)

Meeting Packets & Audio

Meeting Packets are available prior to the meetings and are listed at the bottom of this page. Audio is available following the meeting here.


Member Four-Year Term End Date
Patrick Bradley July 31, 2024
John Driscoll July 31, 2021
Jamie Goodin July 31, 2022
Blake Shester July 31, 2023
Matt Tuchler July 31, 2023
Vacant July 31, 2024

Councilmember Leslie Straughan serves as council liaison to the Planning Commission.

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.

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