Purcellville Commission Readies for Plan Input Sessions

The Purcellville Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 4 in advance of the first comprehensive plan review/input sessions—which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way.

Councilman and Planning Commission Chairman Doug McCollum said he hopes to set some expectations for the sessions and to make sure “everyone feels comfortable expressing their views and visions for the town.”

McCollum said he wanted to set the stage for a productive comprehensive plan review, emphasizing “it is important to get off to a good start.”

The plan was reviewed in 2011, and mostly editorial changes made. The then-council took no action on those minor revisions, so essentially the public will be reviewing the 2006 approved comprehensive plan.

The consultant for the 2016 comp plan review is a consortium of three firms: McBride Dale Clarion, lead facilitator Emily Crow; Kimley Horn engineering group, facilitator David Whyte; and Tischler Bise, economic and planning consultant, facilitator I. Carson Bise II.

McCollum will give introductory remarks before introducing Town Senior Planner Daniel Galindo and Crow, the lead facilitator of the sessions. McCollum said there would be plenty of opportunities for the public to air their views on what they love about Purcellville and what they see as challenges and opportunities for the town. There will be a wall covered with white paper on which people can write or draw their suggestions and, Galindo said, large posters to guide people will be set up around the room at the Carver Center.

Any questions should be directed to Galindo at 540-751-2341.

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