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


Recent Comprehensive Plan Amendments:

1. CPA #18-01 South Elden Area Plan, adopted by the Town Council on February 12, 2019

2. CPA #18-02 South Elden Street Design Concept, adopted by the Town Council on February 26, 2019

3. CPA #17-02: The Town Council approved CPA #17-02 on September 12, 2017 as recommended by the Planning Commission. 

Case Documents

Transit-Related Growth Area (TRG) Study: The Comp Plan is expected to 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.