Since 2015, the Elkins Planning Commission has been working on an update to the city’s zoning laws, which have not been significantly updated since initial adoption in the 1950s and a revision made in the 1970s. The commission’s proposed changes are not yet under consideration by council, and the commission is accepting public comments.
Please use the below links to download the proposed new laws (in the Study and Report on Zoning), our one-page backgrounder, and/or a PDF of a presentation about the proposed changes.
- Backgrounder: Proposed zoning ordinance
- Zoning presentation to council
- Study and Report on Zoning (contains the proposed new zoning ordinance, use table, map, and related information)
Current Elkins Zoning Code and Map
For comparison, links to the current zoning map and code may be found here:
- Zoning map and PDF of zoning code
- Link to online zoning chapter of city code (same language as above PDF)
There remain several additional steps before this ordinance can be adopted by council. Before the new ordinance can be adopted, it has to be formally presented to council by the commission. The date of the formal presentation has not yet been determined.
Even after the formal presentation, council must hold two public hearings, one in the daytime and one in the evening. These hearings have not yet been scheduled. They will be announced on the city’s social media channels, to the city’s email newsletter list, and as legal advertisements in the Inter-Mountain newspaper.
Elkins City Clerk
Jessica R. Sutton
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241