Land Development Ordinance Update
Franklin County, Virginia, is currently updating its code requirements related to land use and development – commonly known as the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. These ordinances help to guide growth and development by governing how land is used, arranged, and built upon. The ordinances play a vital role in protecting property rights by mitigating the potential impacts of development, and by establishing clear expectations for investment decisions.
Scope: The Land Development Ordinance Update consists of six phases or “tasks.”(1)Project Initiation: Identify critical issues; establish a Technical Advisory Committee to review assumptions and draft ordinance text.(2)Demand/Capacity Analysis: Analyze land availability, market demand, and the effects of regulation under various scenarios.(3)Diagnosis: Assess how the existing code is working; prepare a detailed outline for efficient and user-friendly code structure.(4)Public Outreach: Employ various and innovative approaches to maximize public input in all areas of the County.(5)Recommendations: Present a series of “best practices” for code development.(6)Draft Ordinance Language: Develop the code; solicit public comment; adopt and implement.
Subdivision Ordinance Update Documents
Land Development Ordinance Update Documents
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