Busy October — Including an Important Comp Plan Rewrite

This text was taken from an email alert sent out on September 27th, 2013:


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, Outer Beltway public hearings next week, and PEC’s Meeting at Galemont on October 12th (the online registration is up!), as well as the 15th Anniversary of the Warrenton Branch Greenway.

In addition, I’ve just learned that the County has scheduled three community meetings over the course of the next two weeks to kick-off updating the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the county’s most important planning document tied to land use, transportation, and resource utilization, and it is the basis for county decisions and regulations regarding development.

Take Part in Rewriting the ‘Natural and Cultural Resources’ Chapter

The County is rewriting the Natural and Cultural Resources Chapter of Fauquier County’s Comprehensive Plan. This chapter has the potential to provide valuable guidance about preservation and conservation of our resources, but currently it is largely a list of facts and information without policy guidance or vision. It hasn’t been updated since the 1990s.

The County needs your participation to ensure that a strong plan is written that will provide valuable guidance to future zoning and policy decisions in the County. Ideally it would set a vision for Natural and Cultural Resource protection in Fauquier, and then outline goals to be met over specific time periods to help achieve that vision.

The first meeting is in Warrenton on Oct 3, then Marshall on the 7th and Bealeton on the 8th.

Kick-off Meetings

There will be three community meetings to kick-off the Comp Plan revision in Marshall, Warrenton, and Bealeton. Please come out to the meeting that is most convenient to you. The same introduction will be presented in each.

October 3rd, 7pm-9pm
Fauquier County Board Room
10 Hotel St., 1st Floor
Warrenton, VA 20186

October 7th, 7pm-9pm
Marshall Community Center
4133 Rectortown Rd. 
Marshall, VA 20115

October 8th, 7pm-9pm
Liberty High School Auditorium
6300 Independence Ave.
Bealeton, VA 22712

There will also be a series of public meetings over the next few months intended to seek broad input and public discussion of the issues and potential solutions. While it is important to also be involved in the many active or proposed developments and zoning changes happening in the County, this is where we may be able to be most effective in shaping the long-term future of the County. So I hope that you can make it to one of these kick-off meetings!

Please see the County’s webpage for more information about the amendment process and future meetings. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at jbolthouse@pecva.org. Have a good weekend!


Julie Bolthouse
Fauquier County Field Officer
The Piedmont Environmental Council

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