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Albemarle County 2044: The Comprehensive Plan Update

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

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Join the Comprehensive Plan Update Working Group

We are looking for community members with a diversity of perspectives and experiences to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update Working Group.

Working Group members will learn about planning and community design practices, advise County staff on Comprehensive Plan recommendations and community engagement, and help with community outreach.

The anticipated time commitment for Working Group members is 10 hours per month. Working Group members will be paid at a rate of approximately $15 per hour for their time and expertise shared with County staff. No prior volunteer, education, or work experience in community planning is required. 

The application deadline is Monday, February 28th. 

Apply Now

We are updating the plan because a lot has changed since 2015 (when the plan was last updated). Albemarle County has grown and several new plans and policies have been adopted by the County, like the Climate Action Plan and the Affordable Housing Policy. We also want to make sure the Comp Plan is focused on equity and inclusion so that all Albemarle residents have the opportunity to thrive and experience well-being.

The Comp Plan is important because it helps us to:

  • decide how and where the county should grow,
  • support local businesses and industry,
  • protect and enhance natural resources,
  • provide transportation options for walking, biking, transit, and driving, and
  • allow and encourage a variety of housing types

Other Ways to Get Involved

  1. Visit engage.albemarle.org/AC44 to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan.
  2. Register and subscribe (engage.albemarle.org/AC44) to receive updates and future opportunities to share your opinions through surveys, forums, and mapping activities.
  3. Share this information with your family and friends!

Upcoming Events

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Stop by a Pop-Up!

Stop by to learn more about the project, meet our team, and ask questions. We are also available to assist with applications to the AC44 Working Group. Look for the Let's Talk Albemarle Van. 

February 10th at Northside Library (9:45 - 11 am)

February 16th at Wyant's Store (1 - 2:30 pm)

February 18th at Hydraulic Wash (10 - 11:30 am)

These events are weather-dependent and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. 

Pop-Up Dates & Locations

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Community Kickoff

In addition to the Pop-Ups, we have scheduled two virtual meetings to share information about the Comprehensive Plan Update. County Staff will discuss the Update process, future engagement opportunities, and how to apply to be a member of the AC44 Working Group. The team will also be available to answer questions. Both events will include the same information, pick one that works for you!

February 17th via Zoom (6 - 6:45 pm) - Register Now

February 25th via Zoom (12 - 12:45 pm) - Register Now

As we begin the Albemarle County 2044 project, we are excited to announce the launch of our new online center for community engagement called Engage Albemarle.

We are looking forward to providing you with a variety of robust tools designed to enable you to share your expertise, ideas, and feedback with us on a regular basis.

Please visit the site and register to access the Comprehensive Plan Update and future projects.

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We have a podcast! The Let’s Talk Albemarle podcast seeks to foster community participation through the exploration of important topics in Albemarle County. Listen free on Apple Podcast, iHeart, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, or our website.

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