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.

Barboursville Village Overlay District Needs More Public Input

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The following email alert was sent out on August 29, 2016 regarding proposed design standards for development in Barboursville: ...
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Youth from the Boys and Girls Club

Down the River and Through the Woods

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A partnership between PEC and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia has cre­ated new opportunities for Orange County youth to experience the natural environment and history of the surrounding region ...
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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!

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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

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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

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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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Hearing this Thursday: Orange Unveils Sprawling Vision

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As I mentioned last month, the Planning Commission has released a draft plan for the future of Orange County that takes a startling turn from the plan previously approved by residents of Orange. It includes a map that lays out ...
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Orange County Unveils Sprawling Vision

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Just last week, the County Planning Commission put out a pretty shocking map. The maps and accompanying lays out what Orange would look like in 2025 -- including major development along Route 20 and increased residential and commercial development in ...
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Signature Station Rezoning

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Taxpayers asked to subsidize developer profits for speculative rezoning - 230 townhomes and 220,000ft2 of commercial retail ...
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