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MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

Site Plan Review

MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

Site Plan Review

The objectives of site plan review are to 1) maintain the character and integrity of neighborhoods and ensure compatible development patterns; 2) promote excellence of design; 3) encourage the most appropriate development and use of land; 4) prevent traffic hazards; 5) ensure the availability and efficient provision of public services; and 6) avoid adverse impacts on the natural environment. A site plan shall be required and shall be submitted to the city for each of the following:

  1. All new development in every zoning district except for single family and two-family dwellings.
  2. The conversion of any single family or two-family dwelling to any other use or to a higher intensity residential use.
  3. Additions or modifications to buildings or sites, except single family and two-family dwellings, if said addition or modification results in a 5,000 square foot or greater increase in impervious surface area of the site.  An agreement in lieu of plan may be approved by the City Engineer for sites resulting in a 5,000-9,999 square foot increase.
  4. The conversion of any property from fee simple ownership to a condominium form of ownership.
  5. The conversion of any building or property to a different use category, e.g., commercial to industrial.
  6. Additions or modifications that may increase the requirements of any development standard including but not limited to parking, landscaping, and stormwater management.