LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Lynchburg leaders are seeking input on possible changes to the city's zoning ordinance.

City planners are holding community workshops this week, to present some recommendations and gather feedback.

Information gathered during these "listening sessions" will be used by the planning commission as they re-write the ordinance.

"This is a zoning ordinance for the city and its long-term viability, and we need input from the public to help us create it," said city planner, Tom Martin.

Lynchburg residents and stakeholders can share their input Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the city's information technology building on Young Place.

City officials are also holding a "Zoning Open House" Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at City Hall.