Planning Commission

The Planning Commission, an advisory board to the Board of Supervisors, makes recommendations on a variety of land use issues. The Commission is also charged with preparing and maintaining the Comprehensive Plan and recommending changes to reflect new land use policies. One Commissioner is appointed for each Magisterial District.


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Wayne Bower
Hollins District

Jim Woltz
Windsor Hills District

Rick James
Vinton District

Troy Henderson
Catawba District

Kelly McMurray
Cave Spring District


Unless otherwise noted, all Planning Commission meetings are held at the Roanoke County Administration Center, 5204 Bernard Drive, typically on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. See the 2020 Planning Commission Meeting Dates and 2021 Planning Commission Meeting Dates for specific days.

Special Notice: 

Monday, November 30, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all are encouraged to view and participate in meetings through electronic means. The public hearing will be broadcast live, so members of the public may view the meeting on Roanoke Valley Television (RVTV3) - Channel 3 or online on the Roanoke County website

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Prior to and during the public hearing, citizens may share comments by email or by phone (540-776-7278). Please include your name and address. Comments will be read aloud during the meeting, subject to reasonable time limitations. 

Meeting Packets

Meeting packets (agenda, draft minutes, applications, and other information) are available prior to the meetings (files may be large). 

Most Recent Meeting Packet

Sign up online to address the Planning Commission 

Archived Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Packets

Planning Commission Records: Online


Planning Commission Bylaws, Amended 2009 

Application Deadlines

2020 Deadlines and Public Hearing Dates

2021 Deadline and Public Hearing Dates

Upcoming Land Use Applications

Planning Commission Public Hearing
Board of Supervisors
Public Hearing Date
ApplicationCommunity Meeting
October 5, 2020 (Monday)October 20, 2020Engineering Concepts, Inc
Alyssa Dunbar
November 2, 2020 (Monday)
November 17, 2020
Milestone Tower Limited Partnership IV

Cecile Newcomb
November 2, 2020 (Monday)November 17, 2020Appalachian Power Company and the Roanoke County Economic Development Authority
Philip Thompson
November 30, 2020 (Monday)December 15, 2020Michael H. Fielder
Alyssa Dunbar 
January 5, 2021January 26, 2021Kent Wheeler
Isaac Henry