Community Development

The Department of Community Development works with citizens, property owners, developers, builders, and other stakeholders to guide growth and development in Powhatan County.

The Department of Community Development is made up of:

Planning and Zoning       Building Inspections       Economic Development

News & Updates:

  1. Natural & Cultural History Month
  2. Comprehensive Plan Update
  3. Neighborhood Meetings

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