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Planning Commission

OVERVIEW

The Huntington Planning Commission is an appointed advisory body to oversee the development review of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan, Plan2025 sets forth proposed land use development in the City for the next 10 years. The Planning Commission hears issues involving rezoning, abandonments, annexations, and subdivisions. The Commission determines how these issues will affect the Comprehensive Plan and makes their decision accordingly. The Planning Commission is established in accordance with the West Virginia State Code, Chapter 8A, Article 2, as amended, with all the rights and responsibilities accorded therein.

MEETINGS

The Planning Commission regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in City Council chambers at City Hall.

Planning Commission Process

In order to comply with the governor’s executive order no. 24-20, which requires Essential Businesses and Operations to limit the number of members of the public entering their premises, our next public meeting will not permit any members of the public to be physically present in the chambers.

All members of the public are welcome to view the meeting live on:

The Planning Commission welcomes your comments and questions regarding the matters listed below. Your comments must include:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Which petition number (listed below in the Meeting Documents as "PC 20-##")
  • Your statement about the petition

You may submit your comments via email to straits@huntingtonwv.gov or telephone message to 304-696-4438 no later than 12PM May 4th, 2020. Your public comment will be read during the meeting.

UPCOMING MEETING DOCUMENTS

WHAT IS A REZONING?

A rezoning is a request to change the assigned land use designation from one zoning classification to another. The Fee structure for rezoning is as follows, for rezoning to:

  • Single and Two-Family: $175
  • Multi-Family Residential: $250
  • Commercial: $350
  • Industrial:  $350

Please see the Rezoning process and application:

Rezoning Process

Rezoning Petition

WHAT IS ANNEXATION?

Annexation is the incorporation of a land area into an existing community with a resulting change in the boundaries of that community. The City of Huntington's annexation methods are governed by the West Virginia State Code.  Currently there are three methods of annexation.

  • Minor Boundary Adjustment
  • Annexation With Election
  • Annexation Without Election

Please see the Q&A guide about Annexation for more information:

Annexation Q&A

WHAT IS ABANDONMENT?

Abandonments are the conveyance of public land for permanent private use. The City relinquishes all rights to the property, except easements for utilities.

Please see the Abandonment Application and Instructions for more information.

Abandonment Application and Instructions

WHAT IS A SUBDIVISION?

A subdivision is the act of dividing a single property into multiple parcels. The process for permitting a major subdivision is detailed in the Huntington Development Ordinance.

Huntington Development Ordinance

PLAN2025

Please visit the Plan2025 page to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan and implementation. Download or view the plan here:

Plan2025