Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
Oct. 2 is day of ribbon cutting, discussion of Comprehensive Plan
Tuesday, Oct. 2 will be a busy day for the King George Board of Supervisors and not just because there’s a regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m.
The fun will start two hours earlier with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sheriff’s Office building at 4 p.m. The public is invited.
Next, the Board of Supervisors will gather with the Planning Commission to go over the draft of the Comprehensive Plan. Such plans are required by state law and are designed as a guide to development and growth as well as to assure the public has the resources needed.
Highlights of the draft include:
- The population grew 29 percent from 16,803 in 2000 to 23,584 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census.
- It’s projected to reach 30,126 by 2020 and 37,365 by 2030, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
- Single-family homes make up more than three-fourths of the houses in the county.
- Almost 90 percent of those homes are owned.
- Areas designed for housing are: Courthouse, Dahlgren, Route 3 west, Fairview Beach, Hopyard, Cleydael and Oakland Park.
The plan is designed to preserve the rural character of King George, promote a diversity economy, protect environmental resources, manage traffic, protect water supplies and encourage sewage facilities in designated areas.