Fauquier County

PEC works to help citizens in Fauquier build better communities and protect cherished resources–scenic views, working farms, historic heritage, clean water, and healthy air. 

National Trails Weekend

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Join The Piedmont Environmental Council, Fauquier Trails Coalition, and Fauquier County's Department Parks and Recreation in extending National Trails Day for an entire weekend of events! Below is a tentative schedule of events. PEC will be updating the schedule as ...
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Comprehensive Plan Updates

Comprehensive Plan Updates

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CULPEPER, FAUQUIER, ORANGE -- PEC’s staff follows Comp Plan updates and revisions in our nine-county region closely, and we’re currently keeping a sharp eye on the process in Culpeper, Fauquier and Orange Counties ...
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Cultural and Natural Resources Comp Plan Update

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The County is updating the Cultural and Natural Resource sections of the Comprehensive Plan and they need your input to establish a real community vision ...
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Concerns Regarding Opal Service District Draft Plan

Concerns Regarding Opal Service District Draft Plan

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The Opal Steering Committee has been meeting for about a year and has developed a plan that is ready for public review. Although PEC supports aspects of the plan, we also have several concerns about what the plan proposes ...
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Comprehensive Plan Amendments Happening in Fauquier

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It can be easy to tune out these updates, but revisions to the ‘Comp Plan’ can mean drastic changes to the look, feel, and functionality of your county, town, and day-to-day life. This is because the Comp Plan is the ...
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Facts about the Opal Gateway Project

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The day before the Board of Supervisors November 14th public hearing the applicant proposed changes that were only made available to the public hours before the hearing. The changes are peripheral in nature. Although the amount of land being added ...
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A map of the Opal interchange.

Re: Sprawling devleopment in Opal

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Well the new year has begun, but a bad idea from 2013 is still lurking. After delaying a vote in November, the Fauquier Board of Supervisors will hold another public hearing (and likely vote) on the proposed "Opal Gateway" project ...
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Busy October — Including an Important Comp Plan Rewrite

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Happy Friday! It's officially fall, and there's a lot going on throughout the region and in Fauquier County in particular. There are rezonings and zoning amendments under consideration, we've also got tabling at Fauquier Heritage Day in Warrenton this weekend, ...
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Expanding the Warrenton Branch Greenway

Expanding the Warrenton Branch Greenway

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The Warrenton Branch Greenway is a treasured community resource in Old Town Warrenton. The 1.5 mile-long trail not only provides a great outdoor recreational space, but it is also an important historic resource—as it follows the old Orange and Alexandria ...
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Sprawling Development Proposed on Outskirts of Opal

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Most everyone who travels south of Warrenton on Rt. 29 ends up stopping (at least momentarily) in Opal. On weekday mornings and weekend afternoons traffic gets backed up in both directions, with drivers struggling to turn on to Rt. 17 ...
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