N E W S R E L E A S E
April 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tammy Rosario, Principal Planner
Organizations invited to contribute to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Organizations with thoughts or ideas related to issues and topics contained in the Comprehensive Plan are invited to participate in a Community Participation Team (CPT) Forum. The CPT, which is tasked with collecting public input for the James City County Comprehensive Plan update, has opened this opportunity to encourage more organizations to have their voices heard. Topics can range from housing and economic development to growth and community character. Check out the 2009 Comprehensive Plan at jamescitycountyva.gov/2009Plan for more ideas about what topics are covered in a comprehensive plan.
CPT Forums will begin at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
May 8 - Building F, County Government Center, 101 Mounts Bay Rd.
May 22 - Kitzinger Community Room, James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd.
Each organization will be allowed up to 15 minutes to present its information to the CPT. The forums will also be open to the public, videotaped and posted to view online after the forums. Time openings are limited and will be allotted on a first-come first-served basis. Reservation forms may be filled out and submitted at jamescitycountyva.gov/2035Input. As a result of the CPT Forums, the normal CPT meetings scheduled for these days will begin at 4 p.m. but will be held in the same location as the forum.
There are additional opportunities to provide input beyond the scheduled forums. Letters can be mailed to the Planning Division at P.O. Box 8784, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8784, faxed to 757-253-6822 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public input meetings will be scheduled for late May and early June to share information and gather input on transportation, land use and economic development in the County. Check out the County’s website, JCC TV48, and eFYI for details.
To learn more about the 2035 Comprehensive Plan review process visit jamescitycountyva.gov/comprehensiveplan. The Plan is the County’s master plan for guiding future growth as put forth by County citizens. It is reviewed every five years and is used to evaluate development proposals and guide the decisions of County departments over the next 20 years. It covers all aspects of the community, and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan review will focus on economic development, transportation and land use.
To provide input go online jamescitycountyva.gov/comprehensiveplan; invite a speaker to visit your organization; call the hotline 757-259-4990; or attend a public meeting this summer.