The Town of Front Royal is hosting a public feedback session on the final draft of the comprehensive plan on Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 – 8:00 pm, in the lobby of the town hall.
This is the last opportunity to make suggestions on what is good in the draft, what else should be included and what should be changed. Representatives from the town will be present to answer any questions you may have.
You can read the full draft here and some of the maps and concepts will also be printed in large format at the meeting. The draft document is the culmination of the update process that started a year ago and includes community input from an online survey and in-person sessions.
Four “big ideas” are suggested to help to achieve the Town’s desired vision:
“The Town of Front Royal will be a place residents are proud to call home. It will serve the needs of all citizens by promoting economic prosperity and encouraging high quality development while preserving its small town charm. This will be an environmentally conscious community that protects its natural resources.”
Preserve our History and Create More of What We Love
And, the plan is organized around ten specific goals and objectives:
“Small town character”
Preserve the sociable and attractive charm of our Town’s character by encouraging community participation, promoting local events, and preserving its stock of historic buildings.
High Quality Development
Create guidelines that ensure development results in a high quality built environment for the enjoyment and prosperity of the community.
Develop Tourism and attractions to further elevate the Town’s image as an engaging destination for residents and visitors alike.
The Town’s economy is prosperous, vibrant, and resilient with a diverse base of employers. There is a special emphasis on fostering local entrepreneurship and small business with every successful business adding to the community’s wealth to create a place where residents can live and work.
Front Royal is a community with a high level of mobility and access, traffic is calmed in neighborhoods, and there are safe, comfortable, and connected bicycle and pedestrian routes across the entire Town.
Responsive & Accountable Governance
Ensure that the Town government is clear and transparent in its decision making, responsive to requests for information, and utilizes its funds and resources wisely.
Reliable Utilities & Services
Front Royal residents and businesses will enjoy effective utilities and services.
Public Health & Safety
Maintain and improve the public’s health and safety in Town.
Ensure the Town has a diversified stock of high quality, amenity-rich housing opportunities for all current and future residents of the community.
The community will protect its natural environment through innovative development techniques and technologies, preserved open spaces and critical features, and policies that protect water and air quality.
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