The Prince William County Board of County Supervisors has initiated an update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which includes the creation of small area plans to direct growth to key locations throughout the County. Small area plans provide greater emphasis on detailed planning, visioning, economic development, and design in order to develop plans that represent each study area with its own character, vision, and implementation strategy. These small area plans are similar in nature to the County’s existing sector plans, potentially including new components and analysis to guide development:
• Strategic plan implementation
• Design guidelines
• Economic development analysis
• Level of service analysis
• Implementation and phasing plans
Each Small Area Plan process consists of the following tasks:
Task 1: Conduct Background Research
Task 2: Hold Preliminary Stakeholder Meetings
Task 3: Hold a Public Town Hall Meeting
Task 4: Hold a Visioning and Design Charrette
Task 5: Draft Document
Task 6: Hold a PC Work Session
Task 7: Hearing Process
These small area plans will provide a foundation to guide growth and development for the County. In addition, they will have the opportunity to address Prince William County’s Strategic Plan goals, and by identifying necessary improvements to the multi-modal transportation network. As a result of these plans, the County also expects to highlight the potential for defined mixed-use town centers, increased private sector investment, and improved transportation infrastructure.
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