Development Area Master Plans
What is Master Planning in Albemarle County?
The county's Comprehensive Plan divides the county into designated development areas (5%of the county or 35 square miles) and rural areas (95% of the county or 695 square miles). The intent is to focus development into the urban areas to create quality living areas, avoid sprawl, improve access to services and protect the rural areas.
Master planning the development areas encourages the best use of the finite space designated for development while creating attractive, livable urban communities for the people who live and work there. Master plans for each community become part of the County's Comprehensive Plan which is the county's guiding document for land use and resource protection issues.
Community participation is an integral part of the master planning process. We encourage community members to get involved and stay informed by attending public meetings, serving on community boards, signing up for email updates, reviewing the latest information on our website, and contacting us with questions and comments. We want to hear from you!
Joint Community Advisory Committee Meeting - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The County will host the annual Joint Community Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the County Office Building on McIntire Road. It is an important opportunity for members of the Committees – Crozet, Pantops, and Village of Rivanna – to meet together as a group with County staff and discuss issues of interest to all development area residents as well as hear from other CACs about each other's work. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Neighborhood Leadership Summit.
2015 Meeting Materials
Meeting materials will be posted here after the event. An agenda is available now.
2014 Meeting Materials