The Plan

Engage 2045 is the process to update Toward 2035: Leading the Way - James City County’s current comprehensive plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors in June 2015. The currently adopted comprehensive plan covers elements including: 

  • Population needs
  • Demographics
  • Housing
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Community character
  • Parks and recreation
  • Public facilities
  • Transportation
  • Land use
  • Development standards 

The Comprehensive Plan's Vision Statement declares the County as a place of proud heritage and of special significance to both residents and citizens of the Commonwealth.  As good stewards of this heritage, the County has the responsibility to preserve the legacy of our quality of life through wise planning, policy-making, and legislation, and by striving to manage growth and balance the needs of development with historic and environmental protection, the needs for infrastructure, transportation, quality schools, and the availability of water.

As we move through the Engage 2045 process, draft sections of the Comprehensive Plan and related  content will provided here. So stay tuned to see how community inputs get translated into policy and implementation actions!