About Planning

The Prince William Planning Office provides innovative land use planning to support Prince William County as an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant place offering access to employment, housing and mobility opportunities while respecting our distinct cultural and environmental resources as well as promoting the quality-of-life values that establish a unique sense of place. To help achieve this vision, the Planning Office implements the county’s Comprehensive Plan which governs future growth and development through small area planning; review of development applications, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text amendments and public facility reviews; and preservation of the county’s cultural resources.

The Planning Office also supports the Planning Commission, Historical Commission, Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Board, and the Trails and Blueways Council

The Prince William Planning Office has four divisions: Long-Range Planning, Current Planning, Community Development, and Business Services.

The Planning Office is located in the Development Services Building at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 210, Prince William, VA 22192-9201.

Office hours are 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, except most Federal holidays.


Phone: (703) 792-7615
Fax: (703) 792-4401
E-mail: [email protected]


Tanya M. Washington, AICP
Director of Planning

David J. McGettigan, Sr., AICP
Deputy Director of Planning


Long-Range Planning

Justin Patton  Acting Long-Range Planning Manager

Long-Range Planning is responsible for maintaining the Comprehensive Plan which may include preparing updates to the plan, processing comprehensive plan amendment requests, and processing public facility reviews. Long-Range Planning coordinates the County's cultural resources program including archaeology and support to the Historical Commission, as well as providing support to other committees and councils such as the Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee, DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, Trails and Blueways Council, and Architectural Review Board. The division also coordinates Special Planning Projects, provides GIS analysis and data services for the Planning Office, such as the Build-Out Analysis, maintains Planning Office maps and provides research and policy analysis for Zoning Text Amendments.  

Current Planning

Alex Vanegas, AICP, CPM, CZM Assistant Planning Director- Current Planning

Current Planning reviews and provides case management services for rezoning and special use permit applications from initial submission to preparing reports that include staff recommendations for presentation to the Planning Commission through final action by the Board of County Supervisors.

Community Development

Community Development implements activities and projects across the County that enhance capital investment and job creation within target redevelopment areas. This program works with the private sector to identify, promote and implement redevelopment and revitalization strategies of vacant/underused properties, reuse of existing structures, and quality mixed use developments in strategic locations. This program also develops small area plans and manages zoning text amendments.