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Goochland Village Plans 2022

Posted on: July 13, 2023

Next Steps in Goochland's Proposed Centerville Small Area Plan Process

Small Area Plan - July 2023 Meeting

Goochland County is sharing the next steps in the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan Process.  On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, the Goochland County Planning Commission will be holding a Special Meeting and Public Hearing on the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room Suite 250 at the County Administration Building located at 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063.  

A copy of the July 2023 Draft of the Centerville Small Area Plan is available at www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022 and reflects discussions held at a Joint Work Session of the Goochland County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on Thursday, June 15, 2023, regarding feedback from the Commission's public hearing and open house.  A livestream recording of the Joint Work Session is available at https://goochlandva.new.swagit.com/videos/242611.   

Centerville SAP - PC Public Hearing July 25 2023

On May 24, 2023, the Planning Commission held a Special Meeting and Public Hearing on the May 2023 Draft of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan.  After the public hearing the Planning Commission recommended deferral of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan.

The Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission held a Joint Work Session on June 15, 2023, to discuss a path forward on the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan.  The July 2023 Draft of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan, which is available at www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022, reflects discussions held during the Joint Work Session;  a livestream recording is available at https://goochlandva.new.swagit.com/videos/242611.

The Planning Commission, at their July 6, 2023 meeting, announced the July 25, 2023 Special Meeting and Public Hearing on the July Draft of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan. 

Goochland County Planning Commission Public Hearing

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM – Proposed Centerville Small Area Plan 

Board Meeting Room Suite 250, County Administration Building, 1800 Sandy Hook Road

The County encourages community members, in advance of the upcoming public hearing and joint work session, to familiarize themselves with the Proposed Small Area Plans by reviewing the 5 Things to Know About Goochland’s Proposed Small Area Plans facts sheet and the actual proposed small area plans.  Copies of the Courthouse Village and Centerville Small Area Plans are available at www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022.

5 Things to Know About Goochland’s Proposed Small Area Plans for Courthouse Village and Centerville:

  1. Does NOT change the existing zoning designations on a parcel or associated planning regulations such as overlay district or design guidelines.
    • These are not a given if plans are adopted.
    •  Any standard acceptance of these recommendations must occur through ordinance amendments or the plan of development process.   
  2. Proposed Recommended Land Uses are examples of uses that could work within the proposed Land Use categories.  
    • These are not a given if plans are adopted.
    • Any standard acceptance of these recommended allowable uses must be done through zoning ordinance amendments or the plan of development process.  
  3. Serves as a foundational planning tool for the next 10-20 years to guide future rezoning applications, major infrastructure, and capital improvements. 
  4. Provides recommendations on building character and built form based on current guidelines and feedback received.
    • These are not a given if plans are adopted.
    • Any standard acceptance of these recommendations must occur through ordinance amendments or the plan of development process and design review.
  5. A Lot has gone into this Small Area Planning Process:
    • Feb. 2022, Planning began with kickoff and outreach
    • Feb. 2022 - May 2023, A total of 5 Community Meetings/Open Houses for each Plan
    • Spring 2022, Roundtables held for each small area plan
    • Mar - June 2022, Community wide survey conducted
    • Nov. 2022, Draft Plans released 
    • Nov. 2022 - Mar. 2023, Staff met with property owners and stakeholders from each small area on Draft Plans
    • Jan 2023, Joint PC and BoS Workshop
    • Open online comment period ran through Feb. 2023
    • Late Feb. 2023, step back taken to better highlight input and values
    • May 2023, Updated Proposed Plans made public   

For more information on the Small Area Plans, please contact Goochland County Community Development at 804-556-5840 or visit www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022.  For plan specific questions, please email: 

Centerville Small Area Plan:    centervilleplan22@goochlandva.us

Courthouse Village Small Area Plan:  courthouseplan22@goochlandva.us

www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022
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