Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission


Objective


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


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.

Members


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


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) 520-9297.

View Planning Commission Meeting Agendas

Planning Commission Members

Mitchell Hartson
Chairman
Term: 2018-2022
Phone: (804) 526-4563
Email: Mitch_hartson@yahoo.com
Rita C. Schiff
Vice Chairman
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Term: 2017-2021
Phone: (804) 526-4359
Email: schiffjerryrita4515@outlook.com 
Michael Cherry 
City Council Representative
Term: 2019-2020
Phone: (804) 678-8608
Email: cherrym@colonialheightsva.gov
William Kollman
Architectural Review Board
Term: 2018-2022
Phone: (804) 526-0293
Email: kollmanandco@verizon.net
Carl J. Kohan, Jr. 
Board of Zoning Appeals
Term: 2017-2021
Phone: (804) 526-5706
Email: bosoxfan51@hotmail.com
Robert Wade
Economic Development Authority Board 
Term: 2018-2020
Phone: (804) 721-0754 
Email: Bwwade25@gmail.com
Mary Ann Hamilton
Member
Term: 2018-2022
Phone: (804) 520-2028
Email: seniorcareva@yahoo.com