Build-Out Analysis

The Build-Out Analysis is an annual publication produced by the Planning Office that provides an update on growth in the County. Information is pulled from occupancy permits, rezonings, special use permits, and Comprehensive Plan amendments that were issued or approved during the reporting year.

The report shows the number of residential units built and an approximation of units yet to be built, commonly referred to as the "pipeline". For purposes of the Build-Out Analysis, the County is divided into 6 areas: Developed Area, Build-out Area, Residential Inventory, Non-residential Inventory, Revitalization Areas, and the Rural Area.

The Build-Out Analysis provides a projection of maximum and future development based on the Long-Range Land Use Plan and helps determine quantity and location of future growth for Prince William County.

View the latest Build-Out Analysis publications:

Build-Out Methodology: An explanation of how the data is calculated
Build-Out Analysis and County Mapper XM: How to locate a case on the County interactive mapping web page
Link to County Mapper XM.

Subscribe to PWC eNotifications for the Build-Out Analysis by clicking on the link and checking the box next to "Planning Announcements".

Please contact the Planning Office at or 703-792-7615 with any comments or suggestions.