Public Hearings



The Caroline County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the following:

Beginning at 7:30 p.m.

2030 Comprehensive Plan Amendment: An amendment to Chapter 8 (Land Use), Appendix B Carmel Church Community Planning Area and the Future Land Use Map of the County of Caroline, Virginia, 2030 Comprehensive Plan to; 1) designate Carmel Church Station as an Urban Development Area, 2) to define and establish Planned Innovation, Research and Technology Development areas within the community planning area, 3) Amend the Land Use Plan and Map to establish and identify that area generally north of Route 658 (Jericho Road) between Route 657 (Telegraph Road) to Route 720 (Tate Road), south of Route 658 (Jericho Road) from Route 689 (Oxford Road) to Route 601 (Hewlett Road) east of Route 601 (Hewlett Road) to the North Anna River, north of the North Anna to Route 689 (Oxford Road), and that area generally east of Route 207 and the CSX Railroad, south of Polecat Creek, west of the electrical transmission lines and north of Reedy Creek as an area for Planned Innovation, Research and Technology Development areas, including any public water and sewer extensions necessary to serve such areas, consistent with Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia


Carmel Church Station Urban Development Area (UDA) Designation


Those areas designated as Planned Mixed Use (Village Core) in the Carmel Church Community Plan (Appendix B) shall be designated as the Carmel Church Urban Development Area (UDA) as required by Section 15.2-2223.1 of the Code of Virginia.  The UDA will serve as a focal point for growth over the next 10-20 years.   Development within the UDA will be compact and designed to accommodate pedestrian and vehicular traffic.   Traditional neighborhood design and conservation design principles will be featured along with a full complement of services and amenities.  Provision for transit facilities or stops will also be featured.  The Carmel Church UDA land use category can accommodate the following densities:  four single-family residences, six townhouses, or twelve apartments, condominium units, or cooperative units per developable acre, and a floor area ratio of at least 0.40 per developable acre for commercial development or any proportional combination thereof.  The design standards in the UDA shall incorporate principles of new urbanism and traditional neighborhood development.  The designated Urban Development Area is shown on the 2030 Future Land Use Map for Carmel Church on page 8-19.


Caroline County’s vision for the Urban Growth Area is one of connected, self-sustaining communities that offer a mix of residential, commercial, and employment uses; a full complement of public services and facilities; amenities that support a high quality of life; and design that complements the County’s surrounding rural area, incorporating cluster development, conservation design and Traditional Neighborhood Design. Incentives are the primary mechanism for directing growth toward the Urban Growth Areas.  Incentives may include the following concepts:


  1. Fast track permitting and plan review
  2. Reduced application fees
  3. Density bonuses

Each of these potential initiatives can create incentives for the type and pattern of development called for in this Comprehensive Plan. By reducing review timelines and application fees, and increasing revenue potential through density bonuses for locating within target areas, incentives can help implement the County’s vision through the normal development process. By offering such incentives only within Urban Growth Area(s), the feasibility of these areas for attracting future growth is increased, thereby enabling the County to meet established goals of reducing public costs and service needs while accommodating future population growth in a planned manner within Designated Growth Area(s).


TXT-07-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article II, Definitions to add a definition for “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” and “Electric Vehicle Charging Center”.


TXT-08-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article IX, B-1 Business, Section 2, Uses Permitted by Right, to add paragraph 34 “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” and 35 “Electric Vehicle Charging Center” as a permitted use in the B-1 zoning district


TXT-09-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article X, M-1 Industrial Section 2, Uses Permitted by Right, to add paragraph 33 “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” and 34 “Electric Vehicle Charging Center” as a permitted use in the M-1 zoning district.

Any person desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the request is hereby invited to be present at the public hearing. Those citizens with special needs are asked to contact County Administration at (804) 633-5380 at least 5 days prior to the hearing.

A copy of the above application is on file at the Department of Planning & Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427; 804.633.4303.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet via YouTube channel Caroline County Virginia Government at the following link: