Zoning Ordinance Amendments (ZOAMS)

Loudoun County Zoning Administration is working on a number of Zoning Ordinance Amendments (ZOAMs) to the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance

Active Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Name Number Description Status
Prime Agricultural Soil and Cluster Subdivision
ZOAM-2020-0002 To amend the cluster residential development standards in the AR-1 and AR-2 zoning districts to prioritize the preservation of prime agricultural soils to support the long-term viability of farming in the Rural Policy Area (RPA). The ZOAM is further intended to improve the overall design of clustered residential development in the Rural Policy Area (RPA). The Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution of Intent to Amend the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance on June 21, 2022. The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2022. Story maps continue to be available on GeoHub under the Trending section of the main page. View project documents here.
Short Term Residential Rentals ZOAM-2018-0001 To allow for short-term rentals. Conceptually, this ZOAM seeks to 1) establish short-term rentals as a new accessory use to residential uses; 2) establish commercial whole house rentals as a new principal use; 3) establish new and/or existing additional use regulations and/or performance standards to address short-term rentals; and 4) establish new and/or revise existing definitions to address short-term rentals.  The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, regarding the proposed ZOAM related to short-term residential rentals.  The Planning Commission  held a work session on September 8, 2022. An additional work session is scheduled for October 13, 2022. View more information on the project page.

Zoning Ordinance Rewrite ZOAM-2020-0001 View Information on the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite here View the project timeline here.
Airport Impact Overlay District ZOAM-2021-0002 and ZMAP-2021-0011 This ZOAM would amend the requirements of Section 4-1400: Requirements of the Airport Impact Overlay District. The Planning Commission forwarded the ZOAM to a work session held on September 8, 2022. The ZOAM is scheduled for the November 9, 2022 Board of Supervisors public hearing. View more information on the project page.
Dulles Airport Solar Project ZOAM-2022-0002 and ZMAP-2022-0011 Amendments are being considered to permit Dominion Energy, in coordination with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, to establish a ground-mounted solar energy generation facility at Dulles Airport.  The Planning Commission forwarded the Dulles Airport Solar Project to a work session held on September 8, 2022. At the work session, the Planning Commission forwarded ZOAM-2022-0002 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of denial and the Planning Commission forwarded ZMAP-2022-0011 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval. View the September 8, 2022 meeting video. The ZOAM and ZMAP are tentatively scheduled for the October 12, 2022, Board of Supervisors public hearing.  View project documents here.