JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION WORK SESSION
Draft Meeting Notes
The City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County will soon be embarking on a coordinated planning effort to review and update their comprehensive plans. Each of the three localities has an adopted comprehensive plan – a long-range plan for the physical development of the area within its jurisdiction – and by state law these plans must be reviewed at least once every five years. The governing bodies of the three localities’ have agreed to coordinate the timing of their next five-year comprehensive plan reviews to provide for joint discussion of land use, transportation, and other issues that cross the sometimes arbitrary jurisdictional boundaries that run through the Historic Triangle. While each locality will be conducting its own independent comprehensive plan review and developing its own plan, the coordinated timing of these reviews will provide an opportunity for joint public forums at which citizens and Planning Commission members from all three localities can talk about issues of mutual interest, with a particular focus on key geographic areas where jurisdictional boundaries meet. This is just one of many examples of inter-jurisdictional cooperation among the three localities. Others include the Williamsburg Area Transport system, the Williamsburg Regional Library system, the Regional Bikeway Plan, the Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Regional Issues Committee.
Learn about each locality's Comprehensive Plan review:
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