Shenandoah County Land Use and Economic Development
Planning for sustainable land use and smart economic development is critical to maintaining our rural quality of life, the agricultural and tourism sectors of our economy and the traditional settlement patterns and historic fabric of our towns.
Ways Communities Plan
Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is the approved land use plan, adopted in all localities in Virginia. It contains information on the existing conditions and growth trends and makes policy recommendations to guide future growth and development.
To keep the Comprehensive Plan a “living” document — regularly and frequently updated and kept abreast of what’s going on in the County, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors appointed the Citizens Advisory Committee. This Committee works with the County Planning Staff to provide regular Plan updates and revisions and report annually to the Board of Supervisors. More info and the plan here.
Zoning. Zoning is a way for a locality to control the physical development of land, specify the areas and scale in which residential, agricultural, industrial, conservation or commercial activities may take place.
In Shenandoah County, the Office of Community Development is responsible for administering the zoning and subdivision ordinances of Shenandoah County. More info here.
Not enough info for a rezoning in Oranda
The Alliance is urging caution as the county considers a request to rezone almost 100 acres outside of the Town of Strasburg from agricultural to industrial.
Envisioning Shenandoah County’s Watershed
The process is underway to develop a community-vetted vision for the North Fork of the Shenandoah River that connects all Shenandoah County residents.
Shenandoah County Comp Plan Update – Public Information Meetings
Get involved now to make sure your input on the future of Shenandoah County is included.
Imagine the year 2045 – what does Shenandoah County look like?
To get the comprehensive plan right, it needs to include your input!
New Program to Support Local Businesses is Timely
With many local businesses having closed their doors, reduced staff or even completely altered their business models in response to COVID-19, we are excited to see the county moving forward with a new program to support local businesses.
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