Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


Mintbrook Proposal Passes

Mintbrook Proposal Passes

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Update: The Mintbrook proposal was up for public hearing April 12th. Although there were a number of community members present who spoke against the proposal, it was approved with a 3-2 vote. The Mintbrook development would be located across from Liberty ...
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"Village of Catlett" Proposal

“Village of Catlett” Proposal

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Update:  After years of consideration and seven public hearings, the Village of Catlett proposal was finally voted down. This over-sized development never made very much sense, but it was kept alive based on a promise from the developer to provide ...
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Honoring Local History

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"This part of northern Virginia has soaked up more of the blood, sweat and tears of American history than any other part of the country." --Late Yale historian C. Vann Woodward On This Page Historic DistrictsThe Effect of Historic Districts ...
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Subdivision Ordinance Changes Being Considered

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On June 7th the Orange County Planning Commission voted unanimously to retain the time-phased component of the subdivision ordinance until an alternative is in place. We will keep you informed as this issue progresses. Board of Supervisors Considers Eliminating much ...
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Tools to Preserve Rural Land

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Many tools are available to preserve rural land, from private land conservation to Purchase of Development Rights programs, land use taxation, zoning provisions and more. Comprehensive PlansConservation EasementsPurchase of Development Rights ProgramsTransfer of Development Rights ProgramsAgricultural and Forestal DistrictsLand Use ...
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