Version 2.3 Change Matrix Available for Review

The Planning Commission and Planning Team have been working diligently  over the past several months to continue refining the Draft Comprehensive Plan in preparation for the next round of community engagement — Public Hearings. The Pre-Version 1 and Version 1 Change Matrices that were published in January 2018 helped inform a second Draft of the Plan. The Draft (Version 2.3) was distributed to the Planning Commission for review and comment, and the Version 2.3 Change Matrix was produced as a result. The Version 2.3 Matrix is available below, and helped inform a third Draft of the Plan. Continue to follow along with the Plan Update by checking back here or visiting the Town of Purcellville website for the latest schedule of Planning Commission Work Sessions on the Plan.

Version 2.3 Change Matrix

PDF: Version 2.3 Comprehensive Plan Change Matrix_2018-05-04

Excel: Version 2.3 Comprehensive Plan Change Matrix_2018-05-04

Pre-Version 1 and Version 1 Change Matrix Available for Review

The Planning Commission has reviewed and responded to all 733 comments received on the Comprehensive Plan Update during the comment period between September 2017 and December 2017. All comments received have been recorded in the below Change Matrix. The planning team and consultant are working to incorporate all agreed upon changes into the next version of the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update, which will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

PDF: Pre-Version 1 and Version 1 Comprehensive Plan Change Matrix_2018-01-19

Excel: Pre-Version 1 and Version 1 Comprehensive Plan Change Matrix_2018-01-19

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 (

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!