The Town of Occoquan has adopted a Comprehensive Plan,  a document that guides “…a coordinated, adjusted, and harmonious development” of the community. The Town of Occoquan’s Comprehensive Plan went through a robust revision in 2016, with the Town Council adopting the Vision 2026 Comprehensive Plan as amended in August 2016.  The Comprehensive Plan is reviewed every five years and is the responsibility of the Town’s Planning Commission.

The Town of Occoquan’s Vision 2026 Comprehensive Plan – 2021 Update – Adopted December 2021

Statutory Requirements

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 2021 Update

The Town of Occoquan conducted its five year review of the Vision 2026 Comprehensive Plan in 2021.  The process took approximately ten months to complete as the Planning Commission and staff developed the draft document for public review.  Public hearings were held by the Planning Commission and Town Council, with Town Council approving the document on December 7, 2021.

Important Documents

Comprehensive Plan 2021 Update – Adopted

Comprehensive Plan 2021 Update Draft – Proposed Changes

Comprehensive Plan 2021 Update – Action Plan Draft

About the 2016 Update

The Town completed its robust update of the Comprehensive Plan in 2016.  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.

In 2016, the consultant issued and collected surveys on the Comprehensive Plan and the future of the community during October 2015.

Comprehensive Plan Vision 2026 – Adopted 2016 (as amended)

Questionnaire Summaries – 2016

Boards and Commissions Survey Summary

Citizen Survey Summary

Town Council and Planning Commission Survey Summary

In November 2015, three public meetings were held 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 June 28, 2016, and a joint public hearing of the Planning Commission and Town Council was held on July 12, 2016. The Town Council officially adopted the plan on 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

October 18, 2016 Amendments

2003 (2013 Update) Comprehensive Plan

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