Comprehensive Planning

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State law requires the local planning commission to prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan; further, the local governing body shall adopt such a plan for the land under its jurisdiction.  (Section 15.2-2223 of the Code of Virginia)

The purpose of the plan is to guide the present and future physical development of a jurisdiction to promote the health, safety and welfare of its inhabitants. The state code also provides that the plan shall be general in nature and may include elements such as land use, transportation, historic areas, community service facilities, public buildings and utilities.

2030 Comprehensive Plan

2030 Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map

Proposal to Amend the Comprehensive Plan, CPA #17-02: This case was initiated by the Town Council on July 11, 2017 and is scheduled to be considered by the Planning Commission on August 7, 2017.  

Case Documents

Transit-Related Growth Area (TRG) Study: The Comp Plan will likely be amended as part of TRG area planning.  Check the TRG webpage for project updates. 

Please contact Community Development if you would like to obtain a complete hard copy of the comprehensive plan.