Development Review Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • Last Wednesday of every month
  • Government Complex
    101 Mounts Bay Road
    Building A
    Williamsburg, VA 23185


  • Heath Richardson, Chair
  • Robin Bledsoe
  • Christopher Basic
  • Rich Krapf
  • Tim O'Connor

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Application Deadlines
Meeting Date
Application Deadline
January 7
November 25
January 28
December 23
February 25
January 21
March 25
February 18
April 29
March 25
May 27
April 22
June 24
May 20
July 29
June 24
August 26
July 22
September 30
August 26
October 28
September 23
November 18
October 14
December 16
November 10
January 6 (2016)
December 2
January 27 (2016)
December 23

About the Committee
The Development Review Committee (DRC) is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission. Members are appointed annually by the Chair of the Planning Commission. The DRC reviews development plans which propose any of the following:
  • A single building or group of buildings with a total floor area exceeding 30,000 square feet
  • Which are not predominately to be used as a warehouse, distribution center, office, or for other industrial or manufacturing purpose. Predominately is defined as 85 percent or more of the total square feet of the building
  • A multifamily development of 10 or more units which is not subject to a binding legislatively approved master plan
  • Well planned subdivision single-family detached residential development of 50 or more units
DRC Hearings
The DRC may also hear cases if any of the following apply:
  • A conceptual plan has not been submitted in accordance with County requirements
  • The development plan varies significantly from an approved master plan
  • Or there are other triggers for DRC review in proffers or special use permit conditions
  • Requests for exceptions and waivers to the zoning and subdivision ordinances as specified in the ordinance
  • Proposed cul-de sac streets that exceed 1,000 feet in length
  • Conceptual plans for future legislative projects
This list is not all-inclusive and applicants should contact the Planning Division to discuss specific cases to determine whether DRC review may be necessary.

The DRC reviews cases to ensure compliance with the County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. The recommendations of the DRC are approved at the monthly Planning Commission meetings.
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