Zoning provides the backbone and master plan for the City of Radford's overall development. The city's zoning overlay features different types of zoning, most with sub-types used to classify permitted uses. Proper zoning, supervised and endorsed by the Planning Commission in accord with the city's master development plan, maintains distinct residential, commercial, and industrial zones and comfortable buffers between those zones.
Residentially zone properties (R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-4) are primarily residential homes with different lot size and set back requirements. (Set backs are the distance a structure must be from property lines or right-of-ways.) Commercial districts are for retail businesses both neighborhood oriented and regional. Most of these sites are along major roadways throughout the city, All zones have restrictions for the types of businesses, parking and landscaping.
Although the Zoning Ordinance is long and somewhat complex, the city staff is ready and able to answer questions you may have before you start your next project.