Funding from a Northern Virginia planning organization could help with Prince William County’s development.
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has provided the Prince William County Planning Office with a $50,000 grant.
The grant will be used to help county officials create a code that encourages mixed-use development, according to a release from the county.
Officials are expected to meet with consultants and the Prince William County Department of Transportation later this summer.
“This is a transportation and land use connections grant; therefore, the expectation is that we are integrating land use and transportation decision-making so that we can make more holistic decisions,” Prince William County Planning Department Director Rebecca Horner said in a release.
The planning office will create a mixed-use code proposal that aims to combine proper uses of land.
Officials hope to establish mixed-use development that offers various transportation options, and develop a “draft zoning text” that may be included in Prince William County’s zoning ordinance.
County residents will be able to provide feedback before the ordinance is written.
“We will hold public input meetings to gather input before drafting the text. We will engage the Prince William Board of County Supervisors’ Development Ordinance Review Advisory and Commercial Development committees to gather their input,” Horner said. “We will then have a work session with the Planning Commission and public hearings at both the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors meetings.”
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