The purpose of this plan is to help guide land-use decisions, both public and private, as they relate to the specific goals of the County.  The Plan is for the citizens of the County and, for this reason, considers many diverse interests.  It cannot satisfy every citizen's particular interest but does provide a mechanism for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of all County citizens. Most importantly, it provides an outline for future decisions on land use, natural resource protection, capital improvements, and economic growth in a fair and equitable manner.

2013 Comprehensive Plan

Specific topical issues and geographic areas also require specific study.  Plans for such topics and areas are treated as implementing components of this Comprehensive Plan's Goals, Objectives, and Policies.  These implementing components are presented in this Plan in the following order:  Agricultural Land Plan, Mountain Land Plan, Berryville Area Plan, Business Intersections Area Plans, Water Resources Plan, Historic Resources Plan, and Capital Improvement Plan (all available under separate cover).  Effective implementation of the Comprehensive Plan rests on these component plans.

This Comprehensive Plan is a document first and foremost for the citizens of Clarke County.  It is designed to protect and enhance the quality of life and sense of community valued by the people who have chosen to live and work here.


Implementing Component Plans  
  Agricultural Land Plan NEW - Revised 2016
Mountain Land Plan w/ color maps large file not recommended for use with modem
Mountain Land Plan without color maps
  Berryville Area Plan NEW - Revised 2016
  Business Intersection Area Plans
  Double Tollgate Area Plan NEW - Revised 2016
  Waterloo Area Plan NEW - Revised 2016
Water Resources Plan Overview
Groundwater Resources Plan 1998
Surface Water Resources Plan 1999
Historic Resources Plan 2007
Transportation Plan 2013
Economic Development Plan 2014
Recreation Component Plan 2015  















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