Development Area Master Plans
What is Master Planning in Albemarle County?
The county's Comprehensive Plan divides the county into designated development areas (5%of the county or 35 square miles) and rural areas (95% of the county or 695 square miles). The intent is to focus development into the urban areas to create quality living areas, avoid sprawl, improve access to services and protect the rural areas.
Master planning the development areas encourages the best use of the finite space designated for development while creating attractive, livable urban communities for the people who live and work there. Master plans for each community become part of the County's Comprehensive Plan which is the county's guiding document for land use and resource protection issues.
Community participation is an integral part of the master planning process. We encourage community members to get involved and stay informed by attending public meetings, serving on community boards, signing up for email updates, reviewing the latest information on our website, and contacting us with questions and comments. We want to hear from you!
Joint Community Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2016 Meeting Materials
April 2015 Meeting Materials
2014 Meeting Materials