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Upcoming Fall 2017 Public Workshops

Date and Time Topics/Chapters
Thursday, October 19 at 6pm Education, Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning; Arts, Culture, and Historic Resources; and Community Engagement & Collaboration
Monday, October 23 at 6pm Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability; Parks & Recreation; and Community Infrastructure, Services, Safety & Health
Monday, October 30 at 6pm Economic Development & Tourism; and Revitalization
Monday, November 13 at 6pm Land Use & Development Quality; Neighborhoods & Housing; and Transportation

More information about the Fall Workshops and how to submit comments.



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The Comprehensive Plan presents a vision of Harrisonburg’s future. It identifies steps to move toward that vision by providing information about current conditions, long-term goals and objectives, and recommended implementation strategies. As described in the Code of Virginia, the Comprehensive Plan is general in nature. Harrisonburg's Plan addresses a wide range of issues including but not limited to: land use, housing, education, transportation, recreation, the preservation of historic and natural resources, and economic development. The plan serves as a long-term guide for the community, and it helps City leaders with setting policies and decision-making. 

Virginia requires that at least once every five years local Planning Commissions review their locality's Comprehensive Plan to determine whether it should be updated. The City of Harrisonburg's Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 2011. Planning Commissioners have determined in 2016 that the Comprehensive Plan will be updated. 


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