The Town of Occoquan has franchise agreements with Verizon and Comcast for the provision of cable-related services to the residents and businesses within the Town of Occoquan.
Verizon South Inc. Franchise Agreement
Approved May 13, 2008
Comcast of Virginia, LLC Franchise Agreement
Approved April 7 ,2015
Mobilite, LLC Small Cell Facilities Franchise Agreement
Approved June 5, 2018
2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
The Town recently completed its update 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)
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.
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.
Final Diagnostic Report– Presented February 16, 2016
Proposed Draft Plan Goals– Presented February 16, 2016
2016-2026 Adopted Comprehensive Plan (As Amended)
On July 12, 2011, the Occoquan Town Council adopted a charter for an Occoquan Strategic Planning Committee (OSPC), specifically tasking the committee with making “recommendations to the Town Council on a 5-10 year vision for the town, as well as specific recommendations on how to implement that vision.” Members were appointed to the committee that same month.
Among their activities, the OSPC held several public meetings and conducted a number of site visits to other jurisdictions. On May 2, 2012, it made its first preliminary presentation to the Occoquan Town Council, and followed that on January 9, 2013, with the submission of the Strategic Plan and the presentation of an executive summary to the Town Council. On August 20, 2013, the Town Council adopted the draft Strategic Plan as a framework for discussion and implementation as circumstances warrant.
Six public meetings on the draft strategic plan were held between January and March, 2014.
During the summer/fall of 2017, the Town of Occoquan worked with Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) to conduct a parking and traffic study within the Town of Occoquan. The main area of focus is parking within the historic district, as well as cut-through traffic. View the project’s scope.
In August 2017, data was collected to inventory the number of available parking spaces within the historic district. After the inventory data was collected, data was collected to identify parking occupancy (how often parking spaces are occupied) and parking turn-over (how often do vehicles stay in those parking spaces). In addition, data was collected regarding cut-through traffic to identify the number of vehicles that cut-through town.
Community Meeting: September 27
A community meeting on the parking and traffic study was held on Wednesday, September 27, 201. It was an open house where the public was invited to learn about the study and provide input. JMT provided a presentation including a brief project overview, followed by Q&A. Information gathered during this community meeting and surveys have been included as part of the final report, which was provided to the Town Council in November 2017.
Business and Community Parking Surveys – Closed October 2, 2017
A community parking survey and business parking survey were conducted through October 2, 2017. Information gathered through the survey tools are included as part of the project’s report.
View the Draft Report, presented to the Occoquan Town Council during their October 17, 2017 Work Session
Questions? Contact the Town Manager at (703) 491-1918.