Development Advisories

December 28, 2023

December 27, 2023

October 13, 2023

September 19, 2023

August 2, 2023

April 19, 2023

January 9, 2023

Development Advisory Number 63 (PDF) - Updated April 14, 2023

January 11, 2022

Development Advisory Number 62 (PDF)

December 22, 2021

Development Advisory Number 61 (PDF)

October 8, 2021

Development Advisory Number 60 (PDF)

  • Public Hearing Continuance Fee Changes

September 3, 2021

Development Advisory Number 59 (PDF)

  • Traffic Signal Control Cabinet

July 21, 2021

Development Advisory Number 58 (PDF)

  • Planning application fees

June 30, 2021

Development Advisory Number 57 (PDF)

  • New eBUILD process for submitting Post Approval Plan Revisions for Final Site Plans and Final Subdivision Plans

April 19, 2021

Development Advisory Number 56 (PDF)

  • Public Hearing Sign Posting Requirements

December 22, 2020

Development Advisory Number 55 (PDF)

  • Chesapeake Floodplain Ordinance - Duct Work

April 16, 2020

Development Advisory Number 54 (PDF)

April 9, 2020

Development Advisory Number 53 (PDF)

  • CODIV-19 City Services and Alternative Procedures

November 14, 2019

Development Advisory Number 52 (PDF)

  • Public Utilities in Private Developments

November 4, 2019

Development Advisory Number 51 (PDF)

July 30, 2019

Development Advisory Number 50 (PDF)

  • Builder Responsibility on Single-family Vegetation

July 18, 2019

Development Advisory Number 49

July 9, 2019

Development Advisory Number 48 (PDF)

July 2, 2019

Development Advisory Number 47 (PDF)

  • 2019 VSMP guidance on grandfathering and continued use of old stormwater Part IIC criteria

June 11, 2019

Development Advisory Number 46 (PDF)

June 5, 2019

Development Advisory Number 45 (PDF)

  • Revised Water Cross Connection Policy

May 24, 2019

Development Advisory Number 44 (PDF)

  • PFM changes include:
    • Chapter 14 - Franchise Utilities (DRAFT)
    • PFM Volume 1 Appendices
    • Appendix 26 - Unit Cost

January 16, 2019

Development Advisory Number 43 (PDF)

  • PFM changes include:
    • Chapter 7: Pavement Design
    • Chapter 8: Street Design
    • Chapter 15: Soil Drainage Management Plan Design 
  • PFM Volume 1 Appendices:
    • Appendix 7: Plat and Plan Special Notes
  • PFM Volume II design details
    • CG-7A
    • CG-7C
    • EGA-1 Emergency Gate Access

July 3, 2018

Development Advisory Number 42 (PDF)

  • Conditional Rezoning Final Proffer Deadline

May 10, 2018

Development Advisory Number 41 (PDF)

  • FINAL REVISED Policy adjustments to Single Family Lot Grading Requirement

March 21, 2018

Development Advisory Number 40 (PDF)

  • Policy adjustments to Single Family Lot Grading Requirement

March 14, 2018

Development Advisory Number 39 (PDF)

  • New procedures subdivision development bond requirements

March 6, 2018

Development Advisory Number 38 (PDF)

  • Amended update, PFM Chapter 10 update

December 11, 2017

Development Advisory Number 37 (DOC)

  • Public hearing application deadline

June 9, 2017

Development Advisory Number 36 (DOC) 

  • Proposal: Public Facilities Manual update
    • Volume II, WD-03 detail change
    • Volume III, Traffic controller and signals update

March 1, 2017

Development Advisory Number 35 (PDF)

December 7, 2016

Development Advisory Number 34 (PDF)

  • Planning Department Public Hearing Schedule and Development Application Deadlines

November 7, 2016

Development Advisory Number 33 (PDF)

  • Proposed changes to the Public Facilities Manual
    • Chapter 5, 7, 8 Volume II details

July 1, 2016

Development Advisory Number 32 (PDF)

June 20, 2016

Development Advisory Number 31 (PDF)

June 13, 2016

Development Advisory Number 30 (PDF)

  • Revised Subdivision Postal Service Mail Delivery Requirement
  • Development Within Electric Transmission Easements and Rights-of-way

April 8, 2016

Development Advisory Number 29 (PDF) 

March 15, 2016

Development Advisory Number 28 (PDF)

  • FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate

October 27, 2015

Development Advisory Number 27 (PDF)

June 9, 2015

Development Advisory Number 26 (PDF)

  • New Land Disturbing Fee Schedule
  • Land Disturbing Permit Threshold
  • Public Hearing Application Process
  • New Building Code Effective Date
  • Street Name Signs
  • Subdivision Design - Preliminary Exemption

January 12, 2015

Development Advisory Number 25 (PDF)

  • Development Within Electric Transmission Easements and Right-of-Way

September 17, 2014

Development Advisory Number 24 (PDF)

  • Development Within Franchise Utility Transmission Easements and Right-of-Way

August 27, 2014

Development Advisory Number 23 (PDF)

  • Chesapeake Floodplain Management Ordinance Amendments

June 18, 2014

Development Advisory Number 22 (PDF)

April 30, 2014

Development Advisory Number 21 (PDF)

April 29, 2014

Development Advisory Number 20 (PDF)

April 22, 2013

Development Advisory Number 19 (PDF)

February 20, 2013

Development Advisory Number 18 (PDF)

  • Floodplain Management Ordinance Enhancements

July 13, 2012

Development Advisory Number 17 (PDF)

  • Change in the City of Chesapeake's Tidal Wetlands Process Effective August 1, 2012

February 4, 2011

Development Advisory Number 16 (PDF)

October 26, 2010

Development Advisory Number 15 (PDF)

  • Single Family Residential Site Plans
  • Sidewalk Construction Responsibility

September 17, 2010

Development Advisory Number 14 (PDF)

  • Proposed text amendment to SECTIONS 16-102 and 17-102 of the Zoning Ordinance.

April 2, 2010

Development Advisory Number 13 (PDF)

March 1, 2010

Development Advisory Number 12 - Part 2 (PDF)

  • Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Volume I
    • Comprehensive Review and Update
  • Note - July 1, 2010: PFM Draft link in advisory now links to current PFM page.

February 5, 2010

Development Advisory Number 12 (PDF)

  • Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Volume I
    • Comprehensive Review and Update
  • Note - July 1, 2010: PFM Draft link in advisory now links to current PFM page.

May 6, 2009

Development Advisory Number 11 (PDF)

  • Tentative agenda and schedule
  • Development Process Review Updates
    The City of Chesapeake has completed the initial phase of the Development Process Review. The purpose of this review was to identify ways to improve timeliness and customer service. We have made multiple internal structural changes, process changes, and a review of various regulations and design criteria. While there remain several initiatives underway, we would like to update those development stakeholders interested in this topic.
    We scheduled an information session on May 20, 2009, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Chesapeake Central Library located at 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

January 30, 2009

Development Advisory Number 10 (PDF)

  • Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Volume I
    • Comprehensive Review, Reformatting, and Updating
  • New Subdivision Inspection Fee Requirements
  • New Site Plan As-Builts

January 12, 2009

Development Advisory Number 9 (PDF)

  • New Construction Record Drawing and Utility Activation Requirements
  • Subdivision Inspection Fee
  • Personnel Changes

November 21, 2008

Development Advisory Number 8 (PDF)

  • Development, Land Use and Construction website
  • New Construction Plan Review Process - CPR Meetings
  • Landscape Ordinance Revisions
  • Health Department Approvals for Subdivision Plats
  • Personnel Changes
  • Subdivision / Site Plan Permit and Inspection Fees - Unit Cost Price List (XLS)
  • PFM Modifications
  • DEQ Sewer Requirement Changes

June 3, 2008

Development Advisory Number 7 (PDF)

  • Installation of Street Name Signs and Traffic Control Signs for New Developments
  • Plan Elevations Must be Based on NAVD 88 Datum
  • Street Lights on Record Drawings
  • Sanitary Sewer Overflows - Regional Consent Order
  • Lot Grading Policy
  • Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Changes

April 25, 2008

Development Advisory Number 6 (PDF)

  • New VDOT Traffic Impact Regulation Requirements - Chapter 527
  • New Vertical Datum Requirements
  • Electronic Construction Record Drawings
  • Regional Consent Order - Sanitary Sewer
  • CCTV Inspection of Gravity Sewers during Defect Period
  • Fire Department Plan Review Fees - Effective July 1, 2007, (Revised 01 / 02 / 2008)

June 21, 2007

Development Advisory Number 5 (PDF)

  • New Fees Effective July 1, 2007
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • New Draft State Stormwater Regulations
  • Construction Plan Review Times
  • Construction Plan Review Time Guidelines
  • New Notary Public Requirements

April 9, 2007

Development Advisory Number 4 (PDF)

  • Subdivision Construction Agreements Modifications
  • Deeds of Easement / Subdivision Plat Review
  • Review of Development Plans
  • Rezoning Applications / Traffic Impact Analysis
  • City Development Website
  • Personnel Changes

January 3, 2007

Development Advisory Number 3 (PDF)

  • Deeds of Easement / Subdivision Plat
  • Architectural Review Process
  • Personnel Changes

May 17, 2006

Development Advisory Number 2 (PDF)

  • Electronic Preliminary Plan and Subdivision Plat Submittals
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Program
  • Nonconforming Lots in the R-6 and R-SFA Zoning District
  • Personnel Changes
  • Handicap Ramp Standard Update
  • 2006 to '07 Operating Budget Fee Changes

January 18, 2006

Development Advisory Number 1 (PDF)

  • New Communication Initiative
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Operation Streamline - Plan Review Times
  • Subdivision and Zoning Ordinance Amendments Relative to BRAC Directives