Wednesday, January 26, 2022

York County wants to hear from residents about its plans for the future. Here’s how you can chime in

York County is giving residents the opportunity to voice their opinions about the Comprehensive Plan Review at four open house public meetings.

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range of goals and initiatives for the physical development of York County through 2040, according to the county’s website. The plan is designed to provide an even mix of residential, commercial and industrial development and to do so based on the existing character of the land.

The Comprehensive plan documents, which will be discussed during the public meetings, provides direction for the future policy makers who will guide policies during long term developments.

Meetings will be:

  • May 30, 5 to 8 p.m., Bruton High School
  • June 5, 5 to 8 p.m., Tabb Library
  • June 6, 5 to 8 p.m., Queens Lake Middle School
  • June 10, 5 to 8 p.m., Yorktown Library

During the meetings there will be large-scale maps depicting land use and roads, but there will be no formal presentations.

Members of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and county staff will be present to discuss the document with residents, who are encouraged to speak their opinions about the plan as staff will record all comments. Additionally, comments can be written down on one of the several flip charts that will be placed throughout the meetings.

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To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan Review, visit York County online.

If residents are unable to attend the meeting but want to share their comments with the county, they can leave a voicemail at 757-890-3282 or send an email to planning@yorkcounty.gov.

In addition to hearing comments through the meeting, York County has also performed a scientific telephone survey, which is now completed, and an online survey which can be accessed on the Southeastern Institute for Research page.

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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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