On October 31st, 2019, the City of Charlottesville contracted the services of Rhodeside and Harwell, Incorporated, to undertake the update of the Comprehensive Plan (including a Housing Strategy) and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. This process – called Cville Plans Together – is being tracked on a project website, Cville Plans Together. The first phase of community engagement is happening in May and June 2020. A survey is open through June 27, and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cville1.
There are three outcomes for this project:
An updated Comprehensive Plan, which will build on the 2017-2018 Planning Commission process to include updated information based on community input.
A Housing Affordability Strategic Plan, which will outline realistic strategies for reaching those goals, in order to increase housing affordability for all.
A zoning ordinance that reflects the updated community land use vision and addresses other needed updates (state requirements, consistency, etc.).