Comprehensive Plan

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2016 Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town recently completed its updated of the Comprehensive Plan, which began in the fall of 2015.  The Planning Commission worked with several consultants in the development of the document, conducted a community survey, and held several community meetings and public hearings throughout the ten month process.  The result is a document that sets the foundation for Occoquan and will serve as a guiding document toward the Town's future. 

View the 2016-2026 Adopted Comprehensive Plan (As Amended)

​Statutory Requirement

The Code of Virginia requires every community to adopt a comprehensive plan for the territory within its jurisdiction and to review such plan for amendments at least once every five years (see Code of Virginia, Title 15.2, Ch. 11, Art. 4). The Comprehensive Plan must guide "...a coordinated, adjusted, and harmonious development of the territory which will, in accordance with present and probable future needs and resources best promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of the inhabitants." Descriptive matter, maps, charts, and other material as necessary to support the recommendations may accompany the plan. 

About the 2016 Update Process

The consultant issued and collected surveys on the Comprehensive Plan and the future of the community during the month of October 2015.  The survey was closed on October 25, 2015. 

Questionnaire Summaries

Boards and Commissions Survey Summary

Citizen Survey Summary

Town Council and Planning Commission Survey Summary

Public Meetings

Three public meetings were held during the first week of November to discuss the survey results and the future of Occoquan. In addition, the Planning Commission held a series of work sessions  from January to July 2016 to develop the draft document.  A final community meeting to obtain public input was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and a joint public hearing was held with the Town Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The Town Council officially adopted the plan during their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Important Documents

Inventing Tomorrow Today: The Role of the Occoquan Comprehensive Plan

Final Diagnostic Report- Presented February 16, 2016

Proposed Draft Plan Goals- Presented February 16, 2016

Comprehensive Plan

2016-2026 Adopted Comprehensive Plan (As Amended)

            Future Land Use Map

            Existing Land Use Map

            Pedestrian Circulation Map

            October 18, 2016 Amendments 

2003 (2013 Update) Comprehensive Plan