Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission


The objective of the Planning Commission is to act as the agent for the City Council of Colonial Heights in order to effectively plan for land use and recommend various City improvements and zoning regulations for the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Colonial Heights. 


Duties of the Commission include making and adopting a Comprehensive Plan for orderly development of land use, community facilities and transportation within the City; to make recommendations to the City Council for the preservation of historical markers; prepare, revise and submit a program of capital improvement projects and proposed funding for the ensuing five (5) years; submit to City Council a comprehensive zoning plan and changes to the plan as conditions may warrant and to act as the subdivision platting agent for the City of Colonial Heights.


The Planning Commission consists of seven (7) voting members appointed at large by City Council. The City Manager serves as a non-voting member. One (1) member of City Council serves as a member of the Commission and one (1) member of the Board of Zoning Appeals serves.

The Planning Commission annually elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The three (3) standing committees are Land Use, Zoning and Subdivision. The Chairman appoints members to these committees on an annual basis.


Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month and begin at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers, 201 James Ave.  For more information please call (804) 520-9275.

View Planning Commission Meeting Agendas

Planning Commission Members

Charles E. Townes
Chairman, Board of Zoning Appeals Representative
203 Norfolk Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 520-4715
W. Joe Green, Jr.
City Council Representative
514 Walnut Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-1817
Carl J. Kohan, Jr.
1007 Lakewood Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-5706
William Kollman
Architectural Review Board
201 Fairmont Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-0293
Mitchell Hartson
Vice Chair
102 Friar Lane
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-8570
Mary Ann Hamilton
125 Suffolk Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 520-2028
Rita C. Schiff
4515 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-4359