County Comprehensive Plan

Overview

The Comprehensive Plan of Warren County serves as the official policy guide for future development-related decisions. It is a long-range tool that provides a vision of how the community wishes to develop over the next 15 to 20 years.

As a policy document, the Comprehensive Plan offers a framework that helps residents and decision-makers conceptualize the future look and function of the County. Each chapter of the Plan identifies implementation strategies that can be applied to accomplish the goals and objectives of any specific topic addressed in the Plan.

Purposes of the Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan serves multiple purposes:

  • It acts as a guide for public and private decisions that will shape the future of the County.
  • It promotes the interests of the entire community.
  • It enhances, describes, and promotes the County's physical environment.
  • It aids in developing a coordinated, well-planned system of public services.
  • It allows for the evaluation of short-term actions against long-term goals.
  • It recognizes the natural resources, historical, and architectural significance of Warren County and the surrounding area so that they can be more effectively preserved, protected, and integrated into an orderly pattern of development.
  • It fulfills the legal requirement of Chapter 11, Title 15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The overall goal of the Comprehensive Plan is to maintain and enhance the quality and character of Warren County's natural and man-made environment by promoting the efficient use and conservation of the County's land and natural resources. This is to effectively meet the social and economic needs of present and future citizens.

Components of the Plan

The components of the Comprehensive Plan are broken out by chapter, in PDF form, for easy readability and printing. The maps associated with each chapter have also been included.

  1. Vision Statement (PDF)
  2. Strategic Vision Plan 2018 (PDF)
  3. Introduction (PDF)
  4. Executive Summary (PDF)
  5. Chapter 1 - Regional Setting - History (PDF)
  6. Chapter 2 - Demographics and Growth Trends (PDF)
  7. Chapter 3 - Natural Resources (PDF)
  8. Map 3.1 - Region Location (PDF)
  9. Map 3.2 - Generalized Slope (PDF)
  10. Map 3.3 - Soils Suitability for Septic Systems (PDF)
  11. Map 3.4 - Generalized Soil Types (PDF)
  12. Map 3.5 - Soil Suitability for Agriculture (PDF)
  13. Map 3.6 - Stream Drainage Basins (PDF)
  14. Map 3.7 - Groundwater Contamination (PDF)
  15. Map 3.8 - Generalized Geology (PDF)
  16. Map 3.9 - Generalized Geology of Virginia (PDF)
  17. Map 3.10 - Mineral Resources (PDF)
  18. Map 3.11 - Soil Suitability for Woodland (PDF)
  19. Map 3.12 - Development Constraints (PDF)
  20. Map 3.13 - Dam Locations (PDF)
  21. Chapter 4 - Growth Management and Land Use (PDF)
  22. Map 4.1 - Generalized Existing Land Use (PDF)
  23. Urban Development Areas (PDF)
  24. Map 4.2 - Generalized Future Land Use (PDF)
  25. Map 4.3 - Future Land Use - Rt. 340-522 Corridor (PDF)
  26. Chapter 5 - Community Facilities (PDF)
  27. Map 5.1 - Parks and Recreation Facilities (PDF)
  28. Map 5.2 - Education Facilities (PDF)
  29. Map 5.3 - Fire and Rescue Service Areas (PDF)
  30. Map 5.4 - Other Community Facilities (PDF)
  31. Map 5.5 - Boat Landings (PDF)
  32. Chapter 6 - Economic Development (PDF)
  33. Chapter 7 - Infrastructure (PDF)
  34. Map 7.1 - Public Water and Sewer Facilities (PDF)
  35. Map 7.2 - Traffic Volumes (PDF)
  36. Map 7.3 - Functional Road Classification (PDF)
  37. Map 7.4 - Proposed Highway Improvements (PDF)
  38. Map 7.5 - Route 340-522 Corridor Transportation Plan (PDF)
  39. Chapter 8 - Implementation (PDF)