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Your Voice. Your Plan. Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan Update 2030

Thank you for visiting the Comprehensive Plan Update website. To view the Goals, Objectives, Policies, and Strategies of the various elements of the Comprehensive Plan, check out the elements page and stay tuned as we further refine the Comprehensive Plan for adoption later this year.

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Leading the Way

We are on a year-long journey to update our current comprehensive plan, to reflect the vision of our County as a vibrant and resilient place to live, work and play. The Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan will address the critical issues of our community which includes elements such as Land use, Education, Housing, Economic Opportunity, Tourism, Public Facilities.

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors will convene to consider comments regarding the new draft of the Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan, including the Future Land Use Map. The Board of Supervisors will host this public hearing at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it can be heard, on Monday, December 16th, 2019. The meeting location will be at Central Gym, located next to the County Administration Building, 143 Third Street, NW, Pulaski, VA 24301.

About the Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-term plan that guides future decision making with regard to development patterns within the County, while protecting resources and agricultural activities, promoting economic activities, and supporting efficient and safe transportation networks and infrastructure. The plan also allocates adequate land for the different uses such as residential, offices, retail, industrial and parks and open spaces, to enable people to live, work and play in Pulaski County. The plan considers and incorporates community values, desires and local initiatives, and develops a clear vision of the County’s future.

Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan

Pulaski County’s current comprehensive plan was last prepared in 2010. The Comprehensive Plan update process will evaluate the changes in Pulaski County that took place over the last ten years and lay the groundwork for the next 20 years. More specifically, the plan will identify areas where public services and investments could be directed, maintain the rural and beautiful charm of the county, and provide for necessary uses and activities that will meet the future needs of the residents.

Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 22 of the Virginia Code requires that each Virginia locality prepare a comprehensive plan and review it at least once every five years.

Code of Virginia § 15.5-2223 states that the local planning commission shall prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the county. For the preparation of the plan, the Planning Commission shall make careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of:

  • exisiting conditions
  • trends of growth, and
  • requirements of the county of the probably future.

Virginia Code also requires that the Planning Commission consult the public for input prior to recommendation of the comprehensive plan.

Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Phase 1

Project Kickoff and Data Collections

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Review existing planning documents

Data collection

Community Data Overview

Public Input:

Kickoff Meeting and Monthly Planning Commission Meetings

Winter 2018

Phase 2

Community Assessment

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Data and trend analysis

Community survey & analysis

Focus group report

Data Analysis
Survey Results Report

Public Input:

Planning Commission Public Meeting

Community Survey

Spring 2019

Phase 3

Prepare Draft Plan

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Update goals, objectives and strategies of differenet elements

Goals, Objectives
and Strategies

Public Input:

Planning Commission Public Meeting

Summer 2019

Phase 4

Plan Adoption

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Public review, public comment, and public hearing

Draft Comprehensive Plan

Public Input:

Public Outreach Video

Open Houses

Public Hearing

Fall 2019