Warren County Development Review Committee

Purpose of the Development Review Committee

The purpose of the Warren County Development Review Committee is to offer a venue whereby staff members from various County, Town, and State departments can discuss development applications and permitting issues of mutual interest that may affect the County and/or Town in an effort to foster better communications between the departments and streamline the process for the public when obtaining permits.  The Committee will include representation from the Warren County Building Inspections Department, Warren County Planning Department, Front Royal Planning Department, Front Royal Public Works Department, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Health, Rappahannock Electric Company, and the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.  The Committee is not designed to be an environment where decisions are made, but one where projects are discussed for awareness of procedures and issues between the departments and agencies.

Goals for the Development Review Committee

  • Foster better communication between the various departments and agencies to simplify and streamline the permitting process for the public
  • Discuss commercial and industrial projects that are proposed or ongoing within the Town and /or County to familiarize the Committee with the projects and determine any issues that may arise through the process
  • Once established, allow a venue for applicants to ask about a project and familiarize themselves with the permitting process

To review the Development Review Committee's Statement of Purpose, please CLICK HERE.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings shall be held every month on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am unless otherwise agreed upon by the members of the Committee.  The meetings will be held in the Warren County Government Center Caucus Room.  Warren County Planning Staff will be responsible for the preparation of the agenda and minutes of the meeting. All agenda items and supplemental information shall be submitted to the Warren County Planning Department by 1:00 pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting.  The agenda shall be distributed on the Friday prior to the Development Committee meeting to be held on the following Wednesday.  

Development Review Committee Contact List
David Beahm, Warren County Building Official dbeahm@warrencountyva.gov 
Taryn Logan, Warren County Deputy County Administrator tlogan@warrencountyva.gov 
Joe Petty, Warren County Director of Economic Development      jpetty@warrencountyva.gov 
Matt Wendling, Warren County Planning Director mwendling@warrencountyva.gov 
Lauren Kopishke, Town of Front Royal Planning Director lkopishke@frontroyalva.com 
Robbie Boyer, Town of Front Royal Public Works Director rboyer@frontroyalva.com 
Bobby Boyce, Virginia Department of Transportation bobby.boyce@vdot.virginia.org 
Matt Smith, Virginia Department of Transportation matthew.smith@vdot.virginia.org 
Jim Davis, Warren County Health Department jim.davis@vdh.virginia.gov 
Gerry Maiatico, Warren County Fire and Rescue gmaiatico@warrencountyfire.com 
Niki Foster, Chamber of Commerce nfoster@frontroyalchamber.com 


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