Administrative Plan Process
The administrative plan process includes the review of applications by various City of Chesapeake staff.
Certificate to Operate
A Certificate to Operate (CTO) is issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that authorizes operation of a sewerage system.
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA)
The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) District is composed of all lands identified on the map entitled “Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Map (CBPA map),” the “Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Specifications Manual” (CBPA Specifications Manual) and the “Intensely Developed Area Map” (IDA map) available in the Department of Planning.
Fentress Airfield (AICUZ)
In the early 1970s the Department of Defense (DOD) established the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Program to balance the need for aircraft operations and community concerns.
Intensely Developed Area (IDA)
The Intensely Developed Area (IDA) is a designated redevelopment area of the city which incorporates portions of the RPA and RMA.
Mechanics Lien Agent
A mechanics lien agent means a designated person authorize to act on behalf of owner of real estate.
Northwest River Watershed Protection District
The Northwest River Watershed Protection District was adopted to prevent the pollution of public water supplies in accordance with City and Commonwealth codes and statutes.
See the definition of rough grading.
South Norfolk Business Overlay
The purpose and intent of creating the South Norfolk business overlay district are to establish special zoning standards for the area.
Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD)
The Transportation Corridor Overlay District is derived from a policy designed to manage emerging development along significant transportation corridors within the City.
Utility Pro Rata
In accordance with Chesapeake City Code, Section 70‑123 and the Department of Public Utilities' Pro Rata policy, a developer whose project will be served by water and/or sewer improvements installed by previous developers, is required to pay their pro rata share of the cost of providing these improvements.