|A Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that describes a community's vision for how it wants to grow and develop over the next 20 years. It provides guidance on land use, transportation, housing, economic development, environment, public facilities, parks, recreation and historic preservation. It informs zoning and budget decisions. All localities in Virginia are required to prepare and adopt one. The current plan was adopted by the City Council on April 10, 2012.|
|News & Updates||Links to documents as they are published and information about upcoming public outreach events and meetings.|
|Process Overview||General overview of the expected time frame for the process of drafting a new comprehensive plan.|
|Timeline||Specific outline of dates of meetings and events and links to staff reports.|
|The Multimodal plan is being developed in concert with the update of the comprehensive plan. Integrating transportation planning with land use, historic preservation, open space and community facility planning will ensure our transportation systems, policies and investments help us achieve these larger goals as well.|
|National Planning Initiatives and Best Practices||
Links to planning initiatives by the White House and several departments of the Federal Government as well as other national organizations.
Links to other planning efforts and reports that provide valuable background information.
|Get Involved & Stay Informed||Ways to get involved, share your thoughts and stay informed.
For any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, please contact Community Development and Planning at 703.385.7930 or by email.