Published 4:33 pm Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Cumberland County Planning Commission will meet on Monday, August 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in Room C-8 of the Cumberland County Community Center located at the corner of Anderson Highway (Route 60) and Forest View Road (Route 628) in Cumberland, Virginia, to conduct a public hearing pursuant to Virginia Code Section 15.2-2204, which such hearing may be continued or adjourned, as required under applicable law, and to consider the following item and taking actions in furtherance thereof:

Comprehensive Plan Amendment: CP 11-01 – The Cumberland County Planning Commission requests an amendment to the County Comprehensive Plan entitled “UDA Comprehensive Plan Amendment.” The proposed amendment would include an Urban Development Area (UDA) and principles of Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND). The proposed amendment would add text and maps, describing and establishing a UDA and associated goals around the Courthouse area, as well as text and graphics describing and illustrating the principles of TND.

The public purpose of the proposed amendment is to improve the future efficiency of state-funded road building and maintenance, realize goals of the Comprehensive plan, better plan for future residential and commercial growth and to satisfy the requirements of Virginia Code 15.2-2223.1.

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Copies of the complete text of the above comprehensive plan amendment proposal, associated plan and maps are available for public review at the office of the Cumberland County Planning Department, County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Circle, Cumberland, Virginia between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day. The public is invited to attend this hearing at which persons affected may appear and present their views. Questions or comments may be directed to Mr. Bret Schardein, Planning Director at (804) 492-3520. Persons with disabilities are urged to contact the County Administrator's Office at (804) 492-3625 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange for any necessary accommodations.