WHEREAS, the Economic Development Policy of the Comprehensive Plan (the “Policy”) sets forth a number of goals, objectives and strategies for economic development in Albemarle County; and    

            WHEREAS, recent data has identified the lack of land available for Light Industry uses, the need for workforce development, and the County’s agricultural economy as three compelling economic trends related to a number of the Policy’s objectives; and 


WHEREAS, in order to address these trends, it is desired to amend the Policy to prioritize strategies pertaining to increasing available land for local business expansion associated with Light Industry uses; encouraging and providing workforce development opportunities, with an emphasis on emerging business segments; and enhancing the economic viability of the rural economy, with an emphasis on those segments that protect the character of the Rural Areas.


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good planning and land use practices, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan by amending the Economic Development Policy as described herein and to make any other changes to the Comprehensive Plan deemed to be necessary in order to achieve the purposes described herein; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at the earliest possible date.


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