New!

  • Please see the “Stay Involved” page for new information about spring 2020 community input and engagement opportunities.
  • The community survey is available here through June 10.

This is a multi-year effort, and there will be several opportunities to provide your input.

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Cville Plans Together_Project Schedule 050520
Cville Plans Together_Project Schedule 050520

EQUITY: THE REQUIREMENT FOR
EFFECTIVE PLANNING

We know that land use planning and development in Charlottesville, as in many places, has not always been equitable for all people. In order for the City’s plans to be both meaningful and effective, the issue of equity must be addressed. 

We will work with the Charlottesville community to build a framework that makes equity a reality in order to ensure that the city’s plans and regulations address the needs of ALL residents, including the least advantaged and most vulnerable.

When we talk about equity, we mean that we will be gathering input from the community and reviewing data to better understand where there are gaps in access to the things that define a good quality of life – for example, affordable, high-quality housing; efficient, reliable, and safe transportation options; healthy and accessible food sources; and a variety of jobs and training opportunities.

The list above is not exhaustive. Though we can learn a lot from existing data, we can’t meaningfully discuss issues related to equity in Charlottesville without speaking to those who are most impacted. Our planned engagement process puts a focus on hearing from a broad range of Charlottesville residents – particularly those whose voices are often absent in planning processes.

Stay Involved

IT’S TIME TO MOVE OUR CITY FORWARD. LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS, THEN GET INVOLVED.

Let’s do this. Together.

The City is working in partnership with a consultant team on a two-year effort to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan (including creation of a focused Affordable Housing Plan) and complete a re-write of the zoning ordinance.

SIGN UP, STAY INVOLVED

Charlottesville is a diverse, vibrant community – and we need your help to ensure that future investments are reflective of this. Check out our Stay Involved page to understand the many ways to participate in this process, and sign up for project updates below.

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