Planning & Zoning Updates

Current Initiatives

At the January 12th 2021 meeting the Planning Commission will hear public comment on several zoning text amendments. See staff reports & text below. The meeting format will be virtual via Zoom.

Planning Commission Packet

Topic: Planning Commission January Meeting

Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 858 4704 6847

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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