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Planning & Community Development
Office of Development Services
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: 540-483-3027 or e-mail us

E-Mail: Steve Sandy, Ext. 2217
Director of Planning

E-Mail: Lisa Cooper Ext. 2642
Principal Planner/Long Range Planning

E-Mail: Terry Harrington, Ext. 2430
Senior Planner/Current Planning

E-Mail: Hannah Powell, Ext. 2304
Clerk to Planning Commission

E-Mail: William Raney, Ext. 2324
Development Review Specialist II

E-Mail: Ronald Wilson,Ext. 2429
Development Review Coordinator

E-Mail: Tina Franklin, Ext. 2427
Development Review Specialist I

E-Mail: Austin Taylor, Ext. 2310
Development Review Specialist II

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Westlake & Hales Ford Area Plan

Background to the Plan:

In January of 2014, Gills Creek Supervisor, Bob Camicia, established a Westlake – Hales Ford Planning Advisory Committee to review the Westlake and Hales Ford areas and make recommendations for the future of this area.  The Advisory Committee met monthly for two years and had discussions with subject-matter professionals, close dialogue with the business community, and numerous discussions with individuals and small groups.  In addition, the committee held three public community meetings over the two years.  In March of 2016, the Advisory Committee presented to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors a report from the Advisory Committee entitled “Charting a Path to 2030 and Beyond”.  The Board of Supervisors directed the Planning Commission and staff to write a community plan for the Westlake – Hales Ford area.

The Franklin County Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval by a vote of 6-0 on October 11, 2016 and to forward the recommendation of approval of the Area Plan to the Board of Supervisors.  The Franklin County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on November 15, 2016 for the adoption of the Westlake – Hales Ford Area Plan by resolution.  The Area Plan was adopted as part of the Franklin County Comprehensive Plan.  Should there be any questions concerning the Area Plan or Comprehensive Plan individuals should contact Lisa Cooper, Principal Planner/Long Range Planning at 540-483-6642 or by email at lisa.cooper@franklincountyva.gov.

Information and Documents for Community Event - Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Trinity Ecumenical Parish:

Notice of Event
Westlake Village Center Overlay District Summary
Draft Westlake Village Center Overlay District Amendments

Documents adopted by Board of Supervisors in November 2016:

Resolution of Adoption by the Board of Supervisors
Adopted Westlake Hales Ford Area Plan
“Charting a Path to 2030 and Beyond”