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.
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.
All members of the public are welcome to attend in person or to view the meeting live on:
- Comcast Channel 24
- The City Website Public Meetings Page
UPCOMING MEETING DOCUMENTS:
- August 3rd, 2020 Agenda
- PC 20-13 - Amending Article 1341.22 - Home Occupations and Article 1357 Filing Fees
- PC 20-15 - Rezoning between Downtown and Highlawn north of Commerce Ave to Heavy Industrial and Light Industrial
- PC 20-16 - Amending Artcle 1345 Regarding the Regulations of Wall, Free-Standing, and Changeable Copy Signs
TIPS FOR READING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:
- Portions highlighted in gray are additions.
- Portions with a strikethrough (
example) are deletions.
- Three dots (...) indicate ommitted sections of text that have not been edited for the sake of brevity.
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:
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:
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.
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.
Please visit the Plan2025 page to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan and implementation. Download or view the plan here: