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Culpeper County

PEC's Culpeper County office supports our land use and land conservation activities in the County. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Culpeper's rural character, environment and historic resources.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic is upending many things, but our local governments are continuing to function and provide vital services. Read on for more information on local government decision-making in Culpeper.
  • Our Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign helps people find local food and drink options!The campaign also builds relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets, retailers, restaurants, and institutions.
  • 693 acres of land in Culpeper County were protected by conservation easements in 2019. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 20,406 acres.

From the Piedmont View

The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

A Few Highlights from 2019

Dec 16, 2019
Through the generous support of our members and help from PEC's partners, a lot of great things have happened this year! We've pulled together this quick list of some of the highlights from 2019…

From the Blue Ridge to the Bay

Sep 15, 2019
In June, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, working with the Montpelier Foundation, donated three conservation easements to PEC that permanently protected 1,024 acres at James Madison’s…

A Dirty Secret: How Construction Waste is Making its Way Onto Rural Lands

Sep 15, 2019
Steve and Jennifer Rainwater's world was turned upside down in 2017 when an access road was built along their property line and hundreds of dump trucks started arriving to dump dirt, non-stop, on a…

More Local Issues

  • May 27, 2020

    Culpeper Land Use Update - May 27, 2020

    Good evening. Culpeper has been quite busy since my last update. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the county has continued to carry on with land use business. Although there have been electronic and telephonic public comment submittal options, PEC believes localities should wait until the normal public process is restored prior to proceeding with non-essential decisions. Read More
  • Mar 25, 2020

    Culpeper Land Use Update - March 25, 2020

    Culpeper County has decided to cancel nonessential meetings through April 7th, with some publicly available streaming for essential meetings. To continue following essential meetings, refer to the Culpeper County Board Docs website and the Board of Supervisors’ potential meeting schedule, which was approved during the March 24th virtual meeting. Read More
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Culpeper Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The Planning Commission may soon have a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Clevengers Village development, which was approved for the north end of the county in 2005. The new urbanist street layout, including pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, would be removed from the plans. Read More
  • Jun 13, 2013

    Conservation Easements in Culpeper

    Virginia’s Piedmont is a unique place with exceptional natural resources, productive farms and forests, and a landscape steeped in history. The farms and forests in Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s five-county region are vital to the financial well-being of the regional and state economy, and each year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to experience our natural wonders and historic heritage. This article was written for the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District's Spring 2013 newsletter. Read More
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    Dec 13, 2011

    Ordinance Would Fast-Track Development in Culpeper's Rural Areas

    Culpeper County is considering a new zoning ordinance that would encourage sprawl, lower property values, and dramatically change the scenic character of our rural areas. The Planning Commission will hold a second public hearing on December 14th, 2011 to review the proposed change -- known as ''cluster zoning." Please take a moment to read about this issue and contact the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors with your comments. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2011

    Developer Still Considering 275 Homes in Clevenger's Corner

    Update: At its April public hearing, the Culpeper County Planning Commission made a recommendation to deny the rezoning by a vote of 9-0. With the resignation of Supervisor Tom Underwood and his replacement with former Supervisor John Coates, the Board of Supervisors have agreed to delay the public hearing on the rezoning until its July meeting. Read More

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