Prince William County’s Commercial Development Committee kicked of the new year by discussing goals for 2016 which included concerns related to Section 32-250.71 of the Zoning Ordinance. The section generally requires the undergrounding of all onsite utilities for new projects.  This Section is more than 20 years old and in need of revision.  While the County is working on potential revisions to this section the revision process can take up to a year.  The CDC agreed to propose moving the code section from the ordinance to the Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM).  Relocation of the undergrounding requirement to the DCSM will give the County flexibility to waive or adjust this requirement in very unique and limited circumstances.  Meanwhile, the County will continue working on revisions to this requirement.  The Development Ordinance Review Action Committee supports the move as well.  The CDC will begin the process of moving Section 32-250.71 to the DCSM this spring.