COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
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.
State law (Virginia Code Section 15.2-2230) requires that the Comprehensive Plan be reviewed every five years. 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.
Albemarle County is currently going through this review and update process. The Planning Commission is the body responsible for developing and recommending an updated Comprehensive Plan to the Board of Supervisors for ultimate adoption. At present , the Planning Commission has finished its review and has submitted its recommended draft of the Comprehensive Plan to the Board of Supervisors for review and adoption.
The Board of Supervisors is currently reviewing the plan chapter by chapter. All chapters can be found on-line. Dates found in the footer of each chapter are the most current versions of the chapters.