The Goals 1. Local character builds regional economies. 2. Strong core communities make strong foundations. 3. There is a place for everything, and everything has its place. 4. Affordable living includes housing, transportation, energy, recreation and shopping. 5. Green infrastructure supports sustainable communities. 6. Neighborhoods are the building blocks. 7. Private buildings and public infrastructure work together to shape public space and to build community character. 8. Working together creates bigger opportunities.
Implementation Adopted form-based zoning code and complimentary development standards Worked with local developers to prepare land development plans for three large land tracts Seeking resources to secure future implementation funding
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Current Plan adopted in 2006. Chapter 5, Land Use, amended in 2010 to include Urban Growth Boundary & Future Land Use Map. Current City Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 2012. It is consistent with the Comp Plan and compliant with WV State Code, Chapter 8A. The City’s first Subdivision/Land Development Ordinance was also adopted in 2012. It is also consistent with the Comp Plan and compliant with WV State Code, Chapter 8A.
It recognizes the need to strengthen and preserve the integrity of Charles Town’s urban core of “Old Town Charles Town”. In addition, Charles Town’s future land use strategy is to sustainably manage its growth through an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The Future Land Use Plan is a key determinant of public infrastructure needs and requirements.
Land Use goals: Establish an official land use plan and evaluate existing zoning regulations to ensure compatibility. Provide for a diversity of land use types that are sustainable for the overall prosperity of the City. Plan for land use patterns. Promote economic development with particular emphasis on our heritage, tourism, entertainment, medical, knowledge, hi-tech, and clean industry business sectors. Encourage neighborhoods, both new and existing, that foster community pride.
In 2013, the City will prepare a transportation plan that will expand on Chapter 6, Transportation, of the Comp Plan. City staff will work with HEPMO, the City of Ranson and Jefferson County staff to better understand future plans and areas of concern for property outside of the City limits.