Orange County

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

Orange Update -- Dec 2014

Orange Update — Dec 2014

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Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: Grymes School is partnering with Chesapeake Natural Heritage, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisher­ies, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and PEC to design and secure public and private funding for a native meadow ...
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It's Time (Once Again) to Speak Up for Orange County!

It’s Time (Once Again) to Speak Up for Orange County!

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Back in October, facing a packed public meeting room, the Board of Supervisors decided to postpone their vote on a new vision that calls for more sprawling residential and commercial development in Orange. The Board said they'd take the issue ...
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Johnny Applegreed comic strip

A County in Denial

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By designating thousands of agriculturally zoned acres for mixed use and economic development, county officials claim they are attempting to balance the tax base. But this denies experience—no county has ever grown it’s way to lower taxes. Just look at ...
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Orange County Considers Major Changes to its Comprehensive Plan

Orange County Considers Major Changes to its Comprehensive Plan

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The draft being considered is a severe departure from Orange’s current Comprehensive Plan, creating brand new classifications such as Town Suburban Residential and recommending expanded commercial activities both south of Orange on Route 15 and along most of the Route ...
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Orange County Planning Commission Hearing Summary, May 2nd

Orange County Planning Commission Hearing Summary, May 2nd

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Last night, the Orange County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table the Comprehensive Plan in order to address some of the comments they had received from the public. Over thirty people spoke with the vast majority calling for a plan ...
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