Skip Navigation and go to Main Content
JCC Home page JCC Home Page
Home » Departments & Services » Development Management » Planning Projects Portal » Update process - 2009 Comprehensive Plan
  Facebook Twitter YouTube Calendar
  Click to change text size Print this page ePayment Share this page

Contact Information:


Planning Division
101-A Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Directions - Directory


P: 757-253-6685
F: 757-253-6822
HOTLINE: 757-259-4990




Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Quick Links


Update process - 2009 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors approved a general process and timeline for the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Update in April 2007. This 22-month process can be broken down into the following basic components:

Community participation

This plan is for the community as a whole and because of that, it is important to have the input and support of the citizens. Some features to garner this support include options to contribute to the plan via the internet, mail, or phone and several public meetings, known as Community Conversations, throughout the process.

Policy and plan developmentPhoto: Community Conversation 2003

This works hand-in-hand with the community participation component of the process. Each section of the Comprehensive Plan will go through a similar review process which involves the gathering of statistics, preparation of a background report which assesses current conditions and citizen comments, research of policy initiatives, recommendation of goals, strategies, and actions, and processing of land use changes. The information is presented first to the Steering Committee, then to the Planning Commission, and finally to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

General Timeline

September 2007

Collection of survey data from the community

October/November 2007

Appointment of the Community Participation Team and start of meetings

Late Winter 2008

Community Conversations, Round 1

Early Spring 2008

Due date for Land Use applications

Summer 2008

Community Conversations, Round 2

Summer 2008-Winter 2009

Steering Committee meetings and drafting document

Spring/Summer 2009

Adoption of plan



The Official Site of James City County, Virginia
e-Subscribe | Contact Us | How do I? | e-Payment
Privacy Practices and Security Policy