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Dale City, Virginia: Safety and Connectivity in a Planned Community

The Prince William County Planning Office has been awarded a grant for the revitalization project, "Dale City, Virginia: Safety and Connectivity in a Planned Community" which is funded by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation/Land Use Connections Program grant. This project is a continuation of the planning efforts of the  "Dale City, Virginia SDAT: Furthering the Vision of a Planned Community", an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program. The AIA SDAT final report was delivered in November 2015. A public open house was held on Monday, July 18, 2016. Summaries of presentations and comments from the open house will be available soon.

New and Improved Development Application Processing Schedule (DAPS)

The Development Application Processing Schedule, or DAPS, is available again. The information is the same but the process is different. Instead of creating the report on a bi-weekly basis, the DAPS report now updates automatically on a nightly basis and will be available from now on by clicking on the link to the report that is on the Planning Pending Cases page. If you have any questions please call the Planning Office at 703-792-7615.

Bristoe Station and Kettle Run Battlefields Preservation Study

​The purpose of this Study is to document both the Bristoe Station and Kettle Run Battlefields and recommend preservation goals and strategies. Prince William County was awarded a grant through the American Battlefield Protection Program, a division of the National Park Service (NPS), to complete this study. Both battlefields are located near the intersection of Bristow Road and the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks. Prince William County contracted Commonwealth Heritage Group to conduct this study.

Comprehensive Plan: Economic Development Chapter Update

​The Prince William County Planning Office has begun an update to the Economic Development Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan.  The overall goal of the update is to support and implement the existing economic development strategy through land use and development tools and infrastructure improvements

Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District

On September 8, 2015, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors initiated a zoning text amendment to incorporate appropriate zoning requirements for data centers, which would address the infrastructure necessary to support such uses and the potential impacts to other properties. As part of that resolution, staff was directed to seek input from stakeholders representing community and business perspectives. The text amendment was approved by the Board on May 17, 2016. For a link to the staff report click here. To view a map showing the overlay district click here. Zoning Overlay Districts web page

Pending Cases Interactive Web Map Application

Recently added to the Planning Office website is a new interactive map application, Pending Planning Cases, that has up-to-date information about all of the cases in process by the Planning Office. Use the Development Services ePortal System to get up-to-date information on development activity in the county for activities such as rezonings, special use permits, proffer amendments, construction and land permits, site plan submissions and inspection schedules. Registration may be required to access some of the information available in ePortal.

What We Do

The Planning Office has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning, and Zoning Administration. The office is responsible for the development and implementation of the County's Comprehensive Plan, reviewing development applications, supporting land use tools and policies, and lastly acting as staff to the boards, committees, and commissions.  

Development Applications:
   Rezoning
   Special Use Permits
   Public Facilities
   Zoning Permits
   Zoning Appeals
   Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Boards, Commissions + Committees:
   Planning Commission
   Board of Zoning Appeals
   Historical Commission
   Trails and Blueways Council
   Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee
   Architectural Review Board
   DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee

Mission

The mission of the Office of Planning is to assist the community in developing the County to its best potential. Planning staff evaluates and implements policies to support the goals of the community as it prospers and matures.

 

 Planning Events

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 6
7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 7
7:00 pm

 News & Announcements

  • Contact Information

    June 9, 2015

    The Planning Office is located in the Development Services Building at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 210, Prince William, VA 22192-9201.
    Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

    Planning Office Contact Information:
       Phone: 703-792-7615
       Fax: 703-792-4401
       Email: planning@pwcgov.org

    Zoning Administration Office Contact Information:
       Phone: 703-792-7615
       Fax: 703-792-4758
       Email: zoning@pwcgov.org 

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