By Mayor Kwasi Fraser
Purcellville’s current Comprehensive Plan has not been updated since December 19, 2006. A review was completed in 2011, but that review was not thorough and did not involve significant citizen participation. Currently, we are in the process of initiating our review and revision of the Comprehensive Plan, and I encourage all of our citizens to become engaged in this process.
Without a Comprehensive Plan, the canvas of zoning ordinance becomes an erasable white-board driven by short term decisions with little regard for the will of citizens or for careful analysis of intended and unintended consequences. With our significant financial investment in the Comprehensive Plan review and revision, we will have the expertise of professionals leading the efforts of our planning staff to carefully extract and document the long and short term visions of Purcellville from our citizens. The result will be a guide, driven by the will of our citizens, for our zoning and development decisions.
I invite all citizens to attend one of the two sessions scheduled for Saturday, February 6, at the Carver Center from 10:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is our opportunity as a community to create the vision of Purcellville’s future by gathering and assessing information, by identifying problems and possible solutions, and by taking action.