June 2022

Welcome back to the AC44 monthly digest for the County’s Comprehensive Plan update! This is where we’ll share the work we’ve done over the past month, the feedback we heard, and upcoming opportunities to participate. To subscribe to the AC44 list, please visit this webpage and check the box next to "Albemarle 2044 - Comprehensive Plan Update".

Ways to Participate

We want to hear from you!

Questionnaire #2: Growth Management Options is open now through Sunday, July 17. In this questionnaire, we ask you to consider potential Growth Management Options that build on the current growth management policy and have the potential to support goals for equity, climate action, and planning for growth.

After the questionnaire closes, we will have a Planning Commission work session where we will share your feedback and hear the Commission’s input on the Growth Management Options. Stay tuned for more details and additional opportunities to participate!

What We Did

In June we hosted open houses, held virtual “office hours,” and launched our second online questionnaire, which focuses on Growth Management Options. We also developed resources related to growth management to help us evaluate the current policy. These resources include a video introduction to the Growth Management Policy and posters for our in-person open houses. Visit the project website to see the Planning for Growth Resources.

We also rolled out initial findings from the Land Use Buildout Analysis. The Land Use Buildout Analysis is an estimate of the maximum number of homes and square feet of non-residential uses such as office, commercial/retail, and industrial, that could be built within the County’s Development Areas. We presented initial findings from the analysis to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. You can view the presentation slides and a Background Report summary with interactive maps of the initial findings.

Based on feedback from the Planning Commission and Board, we are conducting additional studies about development patterns and growth. These studies will further inform our evaluation of Growth Management.

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