The last major update of the Comprehensive Plan happened in 2009 – however we have been busy since then! We have been pushing forward implementation of the Comprehensive Plan policies, while also conducting additional studies and outreach to confirm our vision and guide priorities for this update. Check out the links below to view some of the most relevant and related efforts that we will be incorporating into the Comp Plan update.
Virtual Town Hall (Current)
Virtual Town Hall is an online forum for civic engagement. Read what others are saying about important Warrenton topics, then post your own statement. Town officials will read the statements and incorporate them into their decision process. When you post your first statement, you will be asked for your name and home address. This confidential information is only used to identify statements from residents in and near Warrenton – so that users know which statements are from local residents.
Virtual Town Hall is run by OpenGov, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. They will keep your information confidential per their strict privacy agreement.
As with any public comment process, participation in Virtual Town Hall is voluntary; town officials will consider input from this forum along with all other channels for participation. However you choose to participate, thanks for helping us build a better Warrenton.
Urban Development Areas (2018)
On March 13, 2018, the Town Council updated the the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map by establishing four Urban Development Areas (UDAs). This was part of a two year process with public involvement funded through a grant from the Virginia Secretary of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment. These UDAs establish a vision for specific areas in Town and will serve as a foundation for the discussion in the full update currently underway.
Walkability Audits (2017)
Through a generous grant from the PATH Foundation, the Town conducted 5 Walkability Audits on a sampling of the types of pedestrian environments found throughout town. Over 50 people participated, including residents, business owners, students, and Town and County elected officials. The public input from these audits, combined with a January 2017 Public Workshop, resulted in a set of report recommendations presented to the Planning Commission and Town Council in October 2017. The Walkability Audit Report and Complete Streets Recommendations Report both serve to inform the Comprehensive Plan Update
Student Postcard Project (2016)
In March and April of 2016 over 1,000 students from C. M. Bradley Elementary, James G. Brumfield Elementary School, Warrenton Middle School, Fauquier High School, Saint James’ Episcopal School, and Highland School participated by expressing what they value in our community today and what they would like to see for our future in 2040. Their submissions, from the youngest 5 year old to the graduating senior, enlightens all of us to what makes our Town special and the dreams they hold for it.
[Note: The views expressed in the Student Postcard Project are held by the individual student and should not be interpreted as accepted and/or adopted policies or practices of the Town.]
Current Comprehensive Plan (2002 & 2009)
In 2002, the Town of Warrenton adopted a Vision for the Year 2025 that focuses on the amount, location, and quality of growth. This Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2009 with a supplement that provided updated demographic, housing, community facilities, economic resources, transportation, neighborhood design, and Historic District information.