The PlanCity Council adopted a new Comprehensive Plan for the City on March 26, 2018. Download the plan here.
The Comprehensive Plan is the city’s official document which establishes policies regarding the city’s long-term development. The document contains a general overview of current community conditions. Through a series of chapters it establishes the goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use patterns, environmental protection, transportation improvement, and community economic and social development.
The Comprehensive Plan is also a statement of citizen expectations for the kind of community they wish to inhabit. It serves as the basis for new initiatives and guides the Planning Commission and Council through their Development Review processes. The plan details the means by which the public sector intends to influence and complement private sector development efforts. In this way, private ventures can be pursued that best leverage public investment and satisfy community objectives.
As specified by the Code of Virginia, the Comprehensive Plan shall be reviewed at least every five years by the Planning Commission to determine whether it is advisable to amend.