You might recall our summer newsletter where we described how a comprehensive plan provides the vision to guide development within a locality, but that these plans don’t act alone. Comprehensive plans are supported by zoning and subdivision ordinances, so when a locality updates their comprehensive plan, it is important that they update the zoning and subdivision ordinances to implement that plan.
Ordinance updates like these are great opportunities for community members to get involved and help actively shape decisions that affect the future of the county.
To assist with the Page County ordinance update process, The Berkley Group, a Virginia-based planning and consulting firm, was hired to work with the County. The Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission met for a joint worksession on July 7 to kick off the process. See here for a report from the July 7 meeting.
A Public Input Workshop is now planned for Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Stanley Fire Hall.
Below is the agenda for the workshop:
- Welcome and Introductions – (5 minutes)
- Overview of Zoning – (20 minutes)
- The Update Process
- The Importance of Your Input
- Overview of Zoning
- Addressing Your Concerns Through Zoning
- Small Group Exercise – (60 minutes)
- Report Out Small Group Priorities and Concerns – (20 minutes)
- Wrap Up Discussion – (10 minutes)
- Next Steps – (5 minutes)
Citizen's Guide to Zoning
Read the Page County Citizen’s Guide to Zoning here.
Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Map
Read the Page County Subdivision Ordinance here.
Kickoff Joint Worksession
Download the presentation from the July 7, 2020 Kickoff Joint Worksession with the Page County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission here.
Pre-registration for the workshop is encouraged. If you plan to attend, please help to ensure proper social distancing by registering here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PageZoning. All attendees are expected to social distance during the meeting and wear cloth face coverings.