Warren County Planners Seek Public Input On Comprehensive Plan

WARREN – The Warren County Planning Department is seeking public input for their review and update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan.
“The time has come for the County to review and update its Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development in the County for the next 15-20 years,” the Warren County Planning Department said in a statement.
The Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on July 16, 2013. Planners are asking members of the Warren County community to take the time to complete its survey. Planners are seeking opinions on county issues such as housing, land use, services, parks and recreation, roads and more.
The survey can be found at website address: www.warrencountyfuture.com. To get a hard copy of the survey, stop by the Planning office (Suite 400) in the Warren County Government Center to pick up a survey or call (540) 636-3354 to request a survey by mail.
The Comprehensive Plan is the county’s official policy guide for future development related decisions. It is long range in nature and provides a picture of how the community wishes to develop over the next 15-20 years. This survey will kick-off the Comprehensive Plan update. The Board of Supervisors will also use the survey results to craft a strategic vision as to how the County should thrive and grow in the future. The vision will be included as part of the Comprehensive Plan.
“Warren County has made significant strides over the past fifteen years in attracting new commercial and industrial business, expanding our tax base and job opportunities, and improving our infrastructure and school system. These accomplishments have created a noticeable improvement in the overall quality of life for our citizens,” Doug Stanley, county administrator, said.
“The Warren County Comprehensive Plan is an important document which helps to guide the decision making process of our elected leaders and appointed staff. The County is mandated by the Code of Virginia to review the document every five years. This year, as part of our five-year plan review, the County is revisiting the vision of what we want our community to look like in the future. As part of this visioning process, we are putting out a community survey to allow our citizens to comment on issues of quality of life, services, and facilities. We encourage citizens to take the time and complete the survey to ensure their voices are heard during this process. After all, it is imperative to know where we want to go as a community to make sure we get there,” he said.