In June of 2018, the Greene County Board of Supervisors adopted the Ruckersville Small Area Plan following a seven-month planning process that involved community members, business owners, elected officials, and local staff to develop a vision for Ruckersville’s future. Background information on the project can be found in the sections below.
The Ruckersville Area Planning project sought to address the planning and development needs in the Ruckersville Area. The Ruckersville Area is the fastest growing part of Greene County and is also the primary location for shopping, retail and employment-related activities. A need for the area plan was identified in the County Comprehensive plan and is in keeping with the County’s desire to promote economic development and encourage appropriate development along the Route 29 Corridor
What is Area Planning
Area Plans are like mini Comprehensive Plans that focus on a smaller area within a community. They can be for a town, neighborhood or a geographic area. Area plans are shorter than comprehensive plans and often contain a set of specific recommendations and policy actions that can be taken to implement the vision of the plan. In Virginia, the authority to do area plans is provided by State enabling legislation Code 15.2-2223, -223.1, 2232.
Ruckersville SAP Meeting and Information Archive
The Ruckersville Small Area Plan was a community-focused planning effort that included ample opportunities for the public to be involved in the process. Three public meetings were held throughout the seven-month planning process. Information from those meetings may be found below.
Working Group Meetings
The Working group consisted of twelve members representing various community interests and included elected officials, planning commissioners, business owners, neighborhood association representatives, local staff and citizens from within the project area. The Working group was charged with providing guidance, expertise and local knowledge to the planning process. The group does not take formal votes but instead acts as a conduit for information and a place to build consensus around the planning process. Meeting materials from the six working group meetings can be found below.