Saturday, February 6 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Carver Center
The Town of Purcellville has rescheduled the comprehensive plan meetings from January 23 to February 6.
Residents of the Town of Purcellville and all other interested persons are invited to express their opinions about Purcellville’s future and discuss updating the Town’s comprehensive plan at two public meetings being held by the Purcellville Planning Commission on Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Carver Center located at 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville.. The meetings will be led by town staff and are expected to last approximately two hours each. Both meetings will cover the same topics with a focus on discussing the opportunities and constraints the Town may face over the next 20 years.
A comprehensive plan is an official public document adopted by the Town that articulates the community’s vision for its future; it serves as a guide for decision-making and future development. The Purcellville, Virginia 2025 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Town in December 2006, and while many changes have occurred in Purcellville since its adoption, the comprehensive plan has not been significantly updated during that time. Because of this, Town Council has made updating the comprehensive plan a top priority in an effort to ensure that the plan’s goals and policies continue to accurately reflect the needs and desires of Purcellville residents.
In December 2015 the majority of the town council (Council Members Joan Lehr, Doug McCollum, Patrick McConville and Ben Packard) voted to pass sweeping zoning use changes. Mayor Fraser, Council Members Karen Jimmerson and John Nave voted against the zoning use changes. Dozens of citizens spoke at the public input sessions, public hearings and council meetings urging the council to wait until after the comprehensive plan review. Many of the changes enacted changed the purpose of some districts
These two meetings are the first in a series of community engagement meetings that the Town will hold in 2016 as it works to update the Town’s comprehensive plan. The next meeting date is tentatively scheduled for March 19; the location has yet to be determined.