Residential Lot Coverage & Front Porch Projections

The Vienna Town Council will consider proposals to amend the zoning code lot coverage and front porch encroachment provisions, and the council wants to know what you think about the options.

Currently the code states that no more than 25% of a lot shall be covered by a house, accessory structure, driveway and parking areas, sport courts, patios, and terraces. Open decks without a roof are allowed for an additional 5% of the total area of a lot. Elements that are currently exempt from lot coverage include any walkway less than 5 feet wide, steps, chimneys, cantilevered features, areaways, window wells, and pools.

The Mayor and Town Council will consider options for lot coverage calculations and they would like your input to help inform their decision.

The lot coverage opinion poll that was open from September 1, 2021 to November 5, 2021 is now closed. View the responses through the links below the chart. However, there are still opportunities to share your thoughts.

Speak at the upcoming public hearings or email your thoughts for the record prior to the meetings:

  • For the Planning Commission hearing, email by 6:00 pm on Dec 8, 2021.

  • For the Town Council hearing, email by 6:30 pm on Jan 3, 2022. (Town Council public hearing was previously scheduled for December 6, 2021 but has been moved due to a continuation of the Planning Commission public hearing.)

Scheduled Meetings

November 10, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Planning Commission Public Hearing (Planning Commission voted to extend the public hearing to December 8, 2021)

December 8, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Planning Commission Public Hearing (continued from November 10, 2021 public hearing)

January 3, 2022 - 8:00 pm

Town Council Public Hearing

Link to materials and zoom registration to be posted when available

Opinion Poll Responses