2035 Comprehensive Plan

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A Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that describes a community's vision for how it wants to grow and develop over the next 20 years. It provides guidance on land use, transportation, housing, economic development, environment, public facilities, parks, recreation and historic preservation. It informs zoning and budget decisions. All localities in Virginia are required to prepare and adopt one. The current plan was adopted by the City Council on April 10, 2012. 

2035 Comprehensive Plan cover

Click here to view the latest draft of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan!

News & Updates  

Links to documents as they are published and information from public outreach events and meetings.

Process Overview   General overview of the expected time frame for the process of drafting a new comprehensive plan.
Timeline   Specific outline of dates of meetings and events and links to staff reports.
Multimodal plan logo   The Multimodal plan is being developed in concert with the update of the comprehensive plan. Integrating transportation planning with land use, historic preservation, open space and community facility planning will ensure our transportation systems, policies and investments help us achieve these larger goals as well.
Background Information  

Links to other planning efforts and reports that provide valuable background information. 

Get Involved & Stay Informed   Ways to get involved, share your thoughts and stay informed.


For any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, please contact Community Development and Planning at 703.385.7930 or by email