Strong Communities

The work of protecting natural resources and the work of building better communities are integral to each other.


Planning and Zoning Terms

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Definitions and descriptions of important terms and concepts. Agricultural and Forestal Districts By Right Uses, Special Use Permits, and Rezonings Clustering Comprehensive Plans Conservation Easements Growth Areas Land Use Taxation Large Lot Zoning Phasing Proffers Purchase of Development Rights Programs ...
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Crozet House under construction

Controlling the Costs of Growth

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Uncontrolled growth can cause taxes to skyrocket, but with good planning and the use of proffers and other tools, communities can accommodate growth without a budget crisis. The Effect of Residential Growth on Local TaxesManaging the Costs of GrowthProffersCommunity Development ...
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Leesburg main street

Better Comprehensive Planning

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Every locality in Virginia must express its goals in a Comprehensive Plan, a twenty-year vision which must be reviewed and/or revised every five years. These documents are of foundational importance for communities that wish to shape their own future. Although ...
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Developer Still Considering 275 Homes in Clevenger's Corner

Developer Still Considering 275 Homes in Clevenger’s Corner

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EFO Capital Management Inc. submitted a request to Culpeper County to extend consideration of their rezoning application for 9 more months which means it will likely be June 2012 before the next public hearing on this proposal. To refresh your ...
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Water Quality and Land Use

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Streams and rivers are likely to be healthy when at least 91% of the ground in their watershed remains permeable, allowing soil and plants to filter precipitation. Land Use and Water QualityThe Effect of Land Use on Water QualityA Changing ...
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