Comprehensive Plan Update - Environment

The Environment (Natural Resources) Chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan is in the process of being updated, as called for in the City Council’s 2018-19 Work Plan. This update satisfies requirements of the Virginia state code to periodically review and update the Comprehensive Plan. Beyond satisfying state code requirements, the update allows for a City-wide conversation on environmental policy and priorities to achieve the City’s vision of environmental leadership. The updated chapter will collect and provide guidance from the public to City staff on how to optimize the City’s environmental resources to support and protect the community now and in the future.

The plan update is a public process. You are invited to submit your comments and suggestions to