The City of Charlottesville has designated certain significant routes
of tourist access as Entrance Corridors to ensure through design
review that corridor development is compatible with the City’s historic
landmarks, buildings, and structures. The Planning Commission
has been designated as the Entrance Corridor Review Board (ERB).
Property owners must apply for and receive a certificate of
appropriateness (COA) from the ERB for all development requiring a
site plan. The director may grant administrative approval for other
new construction, additions or modifications not requiring a site plan,
and for signs, windows, doors, roof coverings, and siding. Single or
two-family houses are not required to apply under this section.
Please consult the Zoning Ordinance Sec. 34- 306 for specifics.
Revisions to the Entrance Corridor Guidelines (Introduction and Background, and Streetscape, Site and Building Guidelines) were adopted by City Council on March 7, 2011.
Entrance Corridor Guidelines:
Staff Contact Information:
Jeff Werner, AICP, Preservation and Design Planner
City of Charlottesville
Department of Neighborhood Development Services
City Hall - 610 East Market Street
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ph 434.970.3130 FAX 434.970.3359