Update Process for 2013 Comp Plan

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What is a Comp Plan?
The City of Williamsburg's Comprehensive -- or Comp -- Plan  is the City’s adopted policy guide for land use, and deals with issues such as community character, population growth, economic development, housing, environment, infrastructure and transportation. 2012 marked the beginning of a year long process to update the City’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan. This is the City’s seventh Comprehensive Plan, the first adopted in 1953. 

Planning Commission completed its work on the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update [2013 Comprehensive Plan] on December 19, when it recommended approval of the 2013 Comprehensive plan by a vote of 7-0. 

The 2013 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on January 10, 2013. 

Work on the Comprehensive Plan Update started in March 2011 at a work session reviewing the 2006 Comprehensive Plan. The Commission held 24 work sessions on the Comprehensive Plan Update, all with opportunities for citizen comment. In addition, there were four regional forums and a joint Planning Commission work session with the James City County and York County Planning Commissions as part of the 2012 Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Update process. A community forum was held on the Downtown and Midtown Planning Areas, and the Commission’s formal public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan was held on November 7.

Watch a video of the November 7, 2012 Public Hearing here  

2012 Update Process
For the first time, Williamsburg, James City County and York County coordinated the update of their individual Comprehensive Plans. Even though the process was coordinated, each jurisdiction will be adopting its own Comprehensive Plan.  At the conclusion of the process, a summary of the three individual Comprehensive Plans will be prepared, and will be included as a supplement to each jurisdiction’s Plan. Read more about the Historic Triangle Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Review.

The Williamsburg Planning Commission held work sessions throughout the year on the City’s update, and citizen comments were always welcome at these work sessions. The public hearing on the City’s Plan was in November 2012. 

Meeting Dates & Locations
Dates:          See dates and subject areas below
Time:          As noted below
Location:  Stryker Building, 412 N. Boundary Street
(unless otherwise noted below)

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting datE


Jan 10, 2013
City Council Meeting: Public Hearing on 2013 Comp Plan
Stryker Building
412 N. Boundary Street
Dec 19, 2012
Planning Commission Meeting
Vote to recommend 2012 Comp Plan for adoption by City Council
Agenda Minutes 
Dec 12, 2012 Evaluate revised draft of Comp Plan Agenda   Minutes    
Nov. 28, 2012 Evaluate Public Hearing Comments & revise draft as needed Agenda   Minutes
Nov 7, 2012
Planning Commission Public Hearing
7pm, Stryker Building
412 N. Boundary Street
Video             Minutes
Oct 10, 2012 Environmental Management & Infrastructure Agenda              Minutes
Sep 26, 2012 Discuss Public Forum Comments & update Neighborhoods & Housing (8) and Commercial & Econ Development (10) Agenda          Minutes

Sep 5, 2012

Downtown & Midtown Planning Area
Public Forum
Williamsburg Community Building
401 N. Boundary Street


Aug 22, 2012 Economy & Commercial and Econ. Development Agenda Minutes
Jul 25, 2012 Neighborhoods & Housing Agenda Minutes
Jun 27, 2012 Institutions, Land Use Agenda  Minutes
Jun 13, 2012 Downtown Draft Agenda   Minutes
May 23, 2012 Midtown Draft Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2012 NE Triangle Draft Agenda    Minutes
Apr 30, 2012 Joint Comp Plan Agenda   Minutes
Mar 7, 2012 Population Agenda Minutes
Jan 25, 2012 Past Comp Plans Agenda  Minutes
Nov 9, 2011 Institutions Agenda Minutes
Oct 26, 2011 Goals Agenda    Minutes
Sep 21, 2011 W&M Student Issues Agenda    Minutes
Sep 14, 2011 Goals Agenda     Minutes
Aug 24, 2011 Beautification Agenda   Minutes
Jul 13, 2011 Population and Economy     Agenda  Minutes
Jun 22, 2011 Residential Issues Agenda    Minutes
May 25, 2011 Joint EDA Work session Agenda  


Apr 27, 2011 Economic Development   Agenda           Minutes
Mar 23, 2011 2006 Comp Plan Agenda   Minutes

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