May 15 Target Set for Comprehensive Plan Draft

After months of talking and listening, the 26-member advisory group tapped to lead revisions to the county’s comprehensive plan face a number of looming deadlines.

During Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors’ appointed Stakeholders Committee, members worked to refine the broad goal and vision statements. The panel will continue that work at its next meeting March 20 in hopes of sending the key plan building blocks to the board for review next month. After that, the committee will dig deep into policies that will guide community development in Loudoun over the next two decades. The first draft of a new plan is set for a May 15 unveiling.

During Monday’s meeting, lead consultant C. Gregory Dale stressed that an important goal will be to develop a simple plan that is easily understood by developers and residents alike. In addition to paring down the overall mission statement to a few concise sentences, Dale said the new plan will be far more streamlined than the current plans, which has more than 1,000 policy statements among its 300 pages.

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