News & Updates:
Throughout October, the Planning/Zoning Department is working with other stakeholders to highlight different concepts presented Chapter 7: Natural and Cultural Resources in the 2019 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan that aim to protect unique resources that contribute to the area’s rural character.
The following events are planned:
Public Input Meeting: “Making the Trail Visible and Visitor Ready:
A Plan for the James River in Powhatan.”
October 24, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Huguenot Volunteer Fire Department (1959 Urbine Road)
Organized by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Workshop: Protecting Powhatan’s Rural Lands with Conservation Easements
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Powhatan County Public Library (2270 Mann Road)
Organized by Powhatan County and the Capital Region Land Conservancy
On June 24, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve the 2019 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan Update (O-2019-06). This document is now available online.
The comprehensive plan establishes a vision of what Powhatan County should look like in 20 to 30 years. It identifies objectives and strategies that can be implemented to realize the community’s vision and addresses a variety of topics, including land use, housing, economic development, and natural resources.
The approved plan was the product of an on-going planning and review process that started in Fall of 2016. During the review process, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors both held numerous workshops and public hearings on the draft plan, the county hosted 6 public open houses to solicit citizen feedback, and the Board of Supervisors appointed a Comprehensive Plan Workgroup to continue reviewing the document. The newly adopted 2019 plan is the product of this three-year planning and review process, and will be used to guide future planning and development decisions.
The Department of Community Development requests that applicants wishing to seek rezoning or conditional use permit approval host a neighborhood meeting prior to submission of an application. These pre-application neighborhood meetings are organized by the applicant and are intended to inform owners and occupants of nearby lands about a proposed development application. They also provide an opportunity for the applicant to receive initial comments, concerns, and inquiries about the proposal.
Neighborhood meetings are required for all rezoning applications and are encouraged for many conditional use permit applications.
As the department is made aware of them,
upcoming neighborhood meetings will be displayed below:
There are currently no scheduled neighborhood meetings for upcoming projects.
Please contact the Department of Community Development at 804-598-5621 with any questions.