Planning & Zoning Updates

Current Initiatives

The City's Downtown Revitalization Plan is complete! Read the plan here.

The Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday February 9th 2021 both in person and via Zoom. See the packet here.

Planning Commission

Long Range Planning

The most important long-range plan is the City’s Comprehensive Plan. It thoroughly analyzes the state of the City and expresses the vision for the City, and it drives zoning, capital projects, and future development. The Comprehensive Plan, Viewpoints, was adopted in 2012.

Viewpoints 2012 Comprehensive Plan

 

The following is a list of other recent plans for Buena Vista and the region.

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Comprehensive Economic Development Study, 2018

2017 Rockbridge Area Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Economic Impact of Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley, 2016. Cycling is increasingly important locally as well as nationally as a form of outdoor recreation. Some residents also cycle to get to work or everyday activities. This report looks at who is bicycling and how much money they spend.

City of Buena Vista Tree Plan, 2016. This plan assessed the street trees downtown and made recommendations for their replacement.

Blue Ridge Parkway Gateway Study, 2010