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Community Development

The Department of Community Development is charged with the protection and enhancement of the quality of Purcellville's natural and built environments.  We accomplish this goal through comprehensive planning for the Town's future and through administration of Town development and zoning regulations. 

The Department is responsible for processing land development applications (such as site plans and subdivision plats), legislative development applications (such as rezonings, special use permits, and Comprehensive Plan amendments) and construction permits (such as zoning, sign and occupancy permits).    We also guide revisions to the Town's Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations, and provide staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Architectural Review, and Town Council.

Proposed Zoning District Use Changes
Town Council Action Item - December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. 
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Zoning Administrator Decisions

Catoctin Corner - 7-31-15

Catoctin Corner 2 - 9-16-15
RSR Gateway Annexation

Current Applications

OA15-03 - Zoning Text Amendment to Increase the Maximum Enrollment of a Residential Day Care from Six to Twelve in All Zoning Districts
Planning Commission Public Hearing - November 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. 

OA15-02 - Zoning Text Amendment to Add "Commuter Parking Lot..." as a Use Permitted by Special Use Permit in the CM-1 District
Town Council Public Hearing - December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. 

OA15-01 - Zoning Text Amendment to Add "Automobile and Truck Maintenance, Service and Repair..." as a Permitted Use in the C-1 District
Town Council Public Hearing - December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. 

Appeal of Zoning Administrator's Determination on Vineyard Square

Crossroad Annexation Anx 15-01

RZ14-03 - The Cottages on 32nd Street

Previous Applications

Mason Appeal BZA15-02

McDonald's SUP14-01 & SUP14-02

Brown Property CPA14-01 & RZ14-04

Mayfair Rezonings RZ14-01 & RZ14-02

Mayfair Final Development Plan

Patrick Henry College Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning           

Vineyard Square

Catoctin Creek Towne Center 
(formerly Catoctin Creek Apartments)

LVHS Special Use Permit

Contact Information
221 South Nursery Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132

Phone:  540-338-2304
Fax: 540-338-6205

Patrick Sullivan, Director of Community Development

Department Staff 

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Land Development & Construction (permits and forms)

Committees, Commissions & Boards


Comprehensive Planning

Preservation & Environmental Planning

Frequently Asked Questions

Purcellville Crossroads Presentation
Annexation Process for Town of Purcellville

Planning Commission Update as of Oct. 13, 2015

Upcoming Public Hearings
Commuter Parking Lot Staff Report
Commuter Parking Lot Ordinance

Valley Energy Staff Report


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