Highlights from the Rural Areas Plan

Update Rural Zoning

Invest in Land Conservation
The rural areas plan would pursue an agricultural economic development program and a purchase of development rights program to strengthen the farm sector. An economic development director would help to current and new farmers build their businesses, promote Shenandoah County products, local foods and farmers' markets.

The county's commitment to fund the Conservation Easement Program kick started the county's conservation program and also made the county eligible to receive another $105K in matching funds from the state.




Direct New Growth to Towns



Coordinate Town and County Planning


To view recommendations from the Community Planning Project Steering Committee for implementing the vision as outlined in the rural areas plan.
Highlights From the Rural Areas Plan