The joint planning process is funded by a federal grant and is meant to bring together Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University Of Virginia, specifically with future development and goal-setting.
Through Livable Communities, the three entities are set to produce a transportation map, policy changes for comprehensive plans, a local plan data base, and recommendations for code changes.
During the summer, project staff created a questionnaire to give people a chance to rank issues that are most important to them when it comes to development. A report of those findings was presented at Tuesday night's joint planning commission meeting.
Summer Frederick, the project manager for the Livable Communities Project, said, "We got 620 responses and so the comments we received with our public workshop series, plus the comments that we got from the questionnaires, plus conversations that we had with each of the planning commissions, all fed into what we're presenting tonight. The language that we're presenting tonight."
The findings show people were interested in limiting rural development, protecting property rights, and increasing greenways and trails.
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