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Attention James City County Land Owners!

Date: April 2, 2008



In the next stage of the Comprehensive Plan, landowners have the opportunity to request changes in their Land Use designation or request their property be added to or removed from the Primary Service Area (PSA). Citizens will have the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed changes.


The Land Use designation, in conjunction with County development guidelines, details how you may be able to use your property in the future. Land Use designations and development standards are used when the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors consider certain development proposals, such as rezonings and special use permits. The Land Use map helps determine what kind of growth will occur in the County and where.


If you are uncertain of the current Land Use designation for your property visit or call 253-6685.


If you want to change your Land Use designation, applications are accepted from April 1st until June 30th, 2008. Applications are available through the Planning Office at 101 A Mounts Bay Road, online at or by calling 253-6685. In late summer, you can attend the second round of Community Conversations or go online to to review the proposed Land Use changes and offer comments. The Steering Committee will review Land Use applications beginning this fall.


The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s master plan for guiding future growth as put forth by County citizens. Reviewed every 5 years, it is used to evaluate development proposals and guide the decisions of County departments. It covers all aspects of the community, including economic development, population growth, public facilities, parks and recreation, and transportation.


To provide your own input go online; visit a Listening Station; call the hotline 259-4990; or attend the next round of Community Conversations in late summer.



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