Community Development  |  Pantops Master Plan


The Pantops Master Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 17, 2008.  The approval followed the Board's March 17, 2008 Pantops Master Plan worksession, which addressed several issues raised during the September 12, 2007, Board of Supervisors Public Hearing for the Pantops Master Plan.  

Like all Albemarle County master planning efforts, the Pantops Master Plan incorporates the principles of the Neighborhood Model and provides a set of Guiding Principles to distinguish Pantops from other development areas of the County. It provides a framework for transportation, land use, design guidelines, and public infrastructure. Public participation has been critical to the development of the draft plan, with residents, property owners, and other stakeholders working with county staff and consultants to develop the five guiding principles which capture what is most important for a high quality of life in Pantops. These principles include respect for natural, historical, and scenic assets, especially the Rivanna River system, new development that fits with existing character, housing choices, improving pedestrian systems, addressing transportation issues, and providing adequate community facilities and services. 

The Pantops Community Advisory Committee (PCAC)
The Pantops Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to provide assistance to County staff and to the community on issues related to implementation of the Master Plan in accordance with established county procedures. Council members will communicate with their constituencies to increase understanding of and support for successful implementation of the Master Plan. The membership is broad-based to incorporate a variety of perspectives and ideas and to provide citizens, business community members, and representatives of community groups a chance to be engaged and to be heard in a constructive and meaningful way. The PCAC meets from 6:15-8:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month, at various locations. Click
here for committee information, agendas, minutes and meeting locations. 

Pantops Master Plan (Final: March 17, 2008) Amended July 6, 2011; June 10, 2015 


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Please email Elaine Echols with questions or for more details or call (434) 296-5832 ext 3252.