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As part of the update process, landowners will have the opportunity to submit an application requesting that the Board of Supervisors change their Land Use designation or request their properties be added to or removed from the Primary Service Area (PSA). The PSA is where public water and sewer utilities exist or expected to exist and serves as a boundary within which most growth is targeted to occur. County staff will be collecting applications for Land Use designation changes in spring 2014. Keep checking the website for updates and announcements as we approach that time.
What is a Land Use designation?
Land Use designations assist in interpreting the intent of the Comprehensive Plan and are used along with land development standards specific to that designation when the Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Supervisors consider certain development proposals, such as rezonings and special use permits.
Essentially, a Land Use designation denotes what is envisioned to be the most appropriate future use and can indicate a development intensity for a specific area or parcel. For example, most County and State facilities, including Williamsburg-James City County Schools and Eastern State Hospital, carry the designation of State, Federal and County Land. This designation ensures that the areas continue to be set aside for public use. Another example includes many of the residential neighborhoods throughout the County, such as Scott’s Pond (off of Olde Towne Road) or Skiffe’s Creek Terrace (off of Route 60 in Grove) which are designated Low-Density Residential and Moderate-Density Residential respectively.