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!
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.
We want to thank everyone that attended the workshops this past Saturday at Town Hall. You gave up part of a beautiful fall day to help us plan for Purcellville’s future, and we appreciate it. We also greatly appreciate the help of our volunteer facilitators. In addition to the six Planning Commissioners that served as facilitators, we were lucky to have additional help provided by members of the Town Council (Mayor Kwasi Fraser & Councilman Ryan Cool), Board of Architectural Review (Chairman Pat Giglio & Mark Ippoliti), Economic Development Advisory Committee (Christie Morgan & Sarah Stratton), and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (Vice Chairman Russ Forno and staff liaison Melanie Scoggins).
Over 30 people attended the workshops, and we had some lively conversations that delved into the details of how we can create a comprehensive plan that best achieves the desires of Purcellville’s citizens and neighbors. You can see much of the feedback received last Saturday in the photo gallery below. Finally, our facilitators also received extremely positive feedback from the attendees about the design of the workshops, and numerous people said that they enjoyed these workshops more than any of our previous events about the comprehensive plan.