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Upcoming Planning Commission Work Session

The City Planning Commission has scheduled a work session for Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00pm in City Hall Room to review public comments received and to determine next steps. The work session is open to the public; however, there will not be time for public comment during the meeting. 

PDF[13.4MB] Work Session Memorandum

The entrance to Room 011 is in the rear of the building on the west side closest to the Farmers Market Pavilion. 


Fall 2017 Public Workshops & Public Comment Period

The Fall public workshops and public comment period have concluded. More information about the Fall Workshops and public comment period.



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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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