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

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




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What do YOU think?



The 2009 Update to the Comprehensive Plan, like previous updates, has a large public input effort incorporated throughout the planning and policy development process.  This Plan is for your community and your comments have a direct effect on what actions the County undertakes and the goals that are set for the next 5 to 10 years! 


Photo: Community Conversations 2003There are many opportunities over the 22-month process to contribute to the development of the plan and make sure your voice is heard.  Subscribe to the JCC Planning and Development e-mail subscription list to receive updates about these upcoming events and more!


How can you participate?


Attend a Community Conversation!


Community Conversations are rounds of town meetings conducted in various venues throughout the County. The first round of meetings in April 2008, involved listening to your needs, ideas, important issues, and overall vision for the County. The second round of meetings in August and September 2008, focused on feature expert presentations and questionnaires on 8 hot topics heard from you and your neighbors during Round 1.  See videos of the presentations.  Impacts of Growth/Housing
No more Community Conversations will be held with this Comprehensive Plan update, but please continue to follow the update through the Steering Committee.



 Contribute online!


Review Community Participation Team and Steering Committee meeting materials on the web.  Then visit the Comprehensive Plan blog (coming soon!) to see what team members are saying about the direction of the Plan and how they are responding to your comments.


Or, you can submit your own comments, ideas, and visions by using our online public input form.


Get involved!


Photo: Mounts Bay Listening StationMany public awareness events, including listening stations set-up throughout the County to solicit your comments on the Comprehensive Plan process, will be going on over the next 22-months.



Speaker's Bureau


Invite a member of the Community Participation Team to your organization to give an introduction to the Comprehensive Plan process, timeline, and ways you can get involved.  Contact Christy Parrish at 253-6685 to schedule a presentation.




Stay tuned in to your local newspapers and “FYI,” the citizen’s bimonthly newsletter.  “FYI” is available by mail, the Internet, and at all public County facilities.  For more information call 253-6864, subscribe by calling 259-4029 to get a copy in your mailbox, or by visiting to get an electronic version e-mailed to you.


E-mail us!


Let us know your thoughts and concerns by sending the Planning Division an e-mail at




Your local government channel, JCC TV48, will be broadcasting special video programming and important scrolled messages to keep you up to date.




Leave your comments and questions on the Comp Plan Information Line at 259-4990 or call to find out about upcoming events.


Write us!


Send comments to:

"Historic Past, Sustainable Future"
2008 Comprehensive Plan Update
James City County Planning Division
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8784


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The Planning Division office is located at Building A of the County Government Complex, 101 Mounts Bay Road.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or telephone 253-6685.


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