Comprehensive Plan

Input Needed for Envision Botetourt 2040 Plan

Botetourt County is seeking input from the community to update our comprehensive plan.  Envision Botetourt 2040 is the most important document for guiding future land development, growth, and policy in the county.  The Comprehensive Plan sets goals for a variety of planning areas, including transportation, economic development, housing, and future land use, forming the building blocks for enhanced quality of life. 

The plan’s content and success depend on engagement with the community, County staff and elected officials.  Put simply, this is your plan, and we want you to get involved. There are a series of surveys that are open through June 3, 2022 for public input.  The surveys focus on:

  • Recreation 
  • Community Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Future Land Use

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The survey is available for users utilizing a desktop or mobile device. 

Questions? Contact our planning department by email or call 540-928-2080. If you are unable to access the survey online, please visit one of our library branches for assistance. 

What Is It?

Botetourt County's Comprehensive Plan is a broad statement of community goals and policies that direct the orderly and coordinated physical development of the County. The Comprehensive Plan anticipates change and provides specific guidance for future growth and administrative actions, generally over the next 20 years.

Why Is It important?

Having a visionary and up-to-date Comprehensive Plan is critical to the long-term success of the County. It is the guiding document that County agencies, residents, employers, developers and other stakeholders use to ensure that the community evolves in line with our collective vision for the future. Further, the Comprehensive Plan:

  • Shapes the places we live, work, shop and play.
  • Guides the public services, infrastructure, and capital investments
  • Guides the use, density, and design of buildings within the County, directly shaping the community's physical form as it changes and develops in the future.

In the state of Virginia, it is required to review the adopted comprehensive plan at least once every five years. Therefore, over the next year, several chapters of the comprehensive plan will be updated to better reflect local trends and conditions. This will allow the County to continue planning for the future with confidence, accuracy, and sensitivity to the needs of the community.

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