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.
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|
|last updated 1997|
|large file not recommended for use with modem|
|without color maps|
|pdf Berryville Area Plan (3.22 MB)||NEW - Revised 2016|
|pdf Double Tollgate Area Plan (2.94 MB)||NEW - Revised 2016|
|pdf Waterloo Area Plan (2.65 MB)||NEW - Revised 2016|
|pdf Economic Development Plan (3.80 MB)||2014|
|pdf Recreation Component Plan (1.33 MB)||2015|