Join the Planning Commission for an “Open Mic” Session on Wednesday, December 5th!

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall, join the Purcellville Planning Commission for an “open mic” public engagement event to review and discuss the Purcellville Comprehensive Plan Update (“Plan Update”)! Check out the latest version of the plan here.

Details of the “Open Mic” session are as follows:

Who: Planning Commission and Members of the Community

What: Open discussion regarding the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update and opportunity for Community to share feedback

When: December 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Where: Town Hall, 221 Nursery Avenue

As we enter the final stages of adoption, the Planning Commission is seeking feedback on the latest Plan Update from members of the community and all community members are invited to attend the engagement session. Participant feedback will further guide the Planning Commission’s effort on the Plan Update.

The Comprehensive Plan is an important set of policies and goals that guide the future development of the Town. Purcellville’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in December 2006 and looks forward to the year 2025. The Plan Update (currently underway) will incorporate changes the Town has already seen over the past decade and reflect Purcellville’s vision for the Town into the future. Input from community members is essential in the comprehensive planning process.

Any questions about this “open mic” engagement session or the Plan Update effort may be directed to Erin Goodrich, Senior Planner (egoodrich@purcellvilleva.gov).

Date for the Next Comprehensive Plan Update Open House – October 21, 2017!

The Planning Commission and planning team are pleased to announce that a lot of progress has been made over the past several months and an updated draft of the plan will be posted for your review within the next several weeks (keep an eye on the “Data & Documents” page of this site!).

The Planning Commission will host an Open House to review the updated draft of the Comprehensive Plan and get feedback on the plan from members of the community.

Comprehensive Plan Update Open House
October 21 (Saturday)
#1 – 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
#2 – 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
at Town Hall

Each session will follow a similar format and attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback that will provide further guidance for the Planning Commission’s ongoing work on updating the comprehensive plan. We hope to see you on the 21st!

Plan Work Effort Update

A lot has been going on behind the scenes now that the public input sessions have been completed.  Town staff along with the consulting team has been gathering, sorting and writing over the past several months.  The Planning Commission is presently working on the first draft of the Plan preparing it for distribution to the community, agencies, staff, and other reviewers so that the PC may get feedback based on the draft Plan they are reviewing.

The review period will span 60 to 90 days.  During that period of time the PC will hold a public workshop to solicit input from the general public.  Dates and time will follow.

The Planning Commission is presently meeting every Thursday evening in the Town Hall Heritage Conference room on the second floor of Town Hall.  The PC is currently reviewing the draft Plan page by page.  These are open meetings and the public is invited to attend. You can find the agendas, listen to audio, and review the minutes from these Work Sessions here.

If you have questions please contact Community Development at 540-338-2304.

Plan Status Update

It has been a while since we’ve posted anything, so we want to let everyone know that the comprehensive plan update has continued to move forward over the past few months. Over the coming weeks, Town Staff and the project’s consultants will be working hard to finalize a draft of the updated comprehensive plan to be presented to the Planning Commission for an initial review. The length and results of that review will determine how the project moves forward from there. Please know that we are all anxious to present a plan that is built upon the great feedback that you have provided over the past year.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact Community Development at 540-338-2304 or post to the Town of Purcellville Facebook page. More to come soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

As you spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we hope that you will consider talking about Purcellville’s future with them.  Thanksgiving is a perfect time to take stock of your desires for the community, and you can let us know your thoughts on a range of issues by completing the Focusing on the Details survey.  It’s a perfect activity to complete during the halftime of a Thanksgiving Day football game!

Time to Focus on the Details

The public input received over the course of the past year has revealed a number of general desires for the Town’s future, but as we approach the end of the public engagement process, we are interested in receiving very specific feedback from the community–it is time to focus on the details. The attendees of the November 5th workshops got us off to a great start, and now the Focusing on the Details survey poses the questions presented at the workshops to the entire community.  Please complete the survey before it closes on November 30th because we want to hear from you!

This survey is designed to help us determine how to define the parameters of the public’s desires and how best to achieve them.  It does so by asking specific questions covering five topics: (1) Community Character & Design, (2) Economic Development, (3) Parks, Recreation & the Environment, (4) Public Services & Infrastructure, and (5) Land Use.  The community’s responses to these questions will help to determine the final content of the updated comprehensive plan.