Rockland Community Visioning
If you went away and came back to Rockland in 20 years, what would you hope to find when you got back?
In your view, what development opportunities, or development challenges, does the Rockland area face in the future?
Photo by Mr. Wayne Chatfield-Taylor
JOIN US FOR A SERIES OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a series of Rockland community meetings to hear from community members about what is important about the community and its character. We’ll use this input and guidance from Taryn Logan, Principal Planner at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, to inform the Warren County Comprehensive Plan update so that Rockland’s future is outlined in planning documents as guided by the community’s vision. These meetings will build on one another, so we hope you will join us for as many as you can.
We’re asking that folks RSVP for each meeting so we can stay in touch with any updates or changes. If you can’t make the meeting dates but would like updates on the discussion, please fill out this form.
As those who live in Rockland know best, it’s a special place with beautiful scenery and rich history. With development pressure in Warren County from northern Virginia, Rockland is at an important preservation turning point. Rockland community members have acknowledged this reality and have reached out to the Alliance to assist the community in taking action to ensure Rockland retains its unique character.
And the timing is right—Warren County is updating its comprehensive plan, so now is the time to ensure that the community’s vision for Rockland is included.
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley led a similar community planning process in Keezletown and Port Republic in Rockingham County and in Browntown in Warren County. Through a series of community meetings, residents were asked to identify what was important to them about their area and their vision for the future. For Port Republic and Browntown residents, mostly, they wanted their quiet village to remain much the same.
With guidance by members of the community, we’re excited to offer the same service in Rockland. Our intention is an outcome with a community-generated plan to provide a buffer of protection against development pressure in county planning documents.
To get involved, please reach out to Chris Anderson.
Chris Anderson (email)