Community Development  |  Comprehensive Plan

Updated 2015

The Comprehensive Plan is Albemarle County's most important document regarding growth, development and change. It establishes government policy to help guide public and private activities as they relate to land use and resource utilization. It is the basis for land development regulations and decisions (rezonings, special use permits), capital improvements (public projects such as schools, parks, libraries), transportation, environmental and historic resource protection initiatives, new county programs and decisions on the distribution of county budget dollars to a multitude of programs and agencies.

Here is a link to an  informational video regarding the Comprehensive Plan 

A presentation of the History of the Comprehensive Plan was given at the Planning Commission retreat in 2008. 

State law governing the development of a Comprehensive Plan (Virginia Code Section 15.2-2223) requires every county, city and town to adopt a comprehensive plan for the physical development of its territory. It also requires that the Comprehensive Plan be reviewed every five years. Regardless of State Code requirements it is important to periodically revisit and update the Plan to ensure that it is consistent with community views and is addressing current issues within the community.

For questions please email David Benish or Rachel Falkenstein or phone at 434-296-5832. 

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