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Comprehensive Plan Update

Michael W. Johnson
County Administrator

26022 Administration Center Drive
Courtland, VA 23837
Phone 757-653-3015
Fax: 757-653-0227

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Table of Contents i
List of Exhibits v
Executive Summary vii

I. INTRODUCTION

A. This is Southampton County I-1
1. History and Culture I-1
2. Geographic Setting I-3
B. County Planning I-5
1. Purpose and Authority to Plan I-5
2. Planning Methodology I-6
3. Plan Format I-7
4. Plan Development I-8
5. Citizen Participation I-8
6. Planning in Southampton County I-9

II. NATURAL CONDITIONS

A. Introduction II-1
B. Agricultural Lands and Forestlands II-1
C. Air Quality II-3
D. Climate II-3
E. Geology, Soils, and Minerals II-3
F. Topography, Drainage, and Flood Plains II-4
G. Water Resources II-6
H. Conclusions II-7

III. POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHIC ANALSIS

A. Introduction III-1
B. Population Trends III-1
C. Population by Age, Race, and Sex III-3
D. Marital Status III-4
E. Families III-5
F. Households III-5
G. Population Projections III-6
H. Conclusions III-6

IV. ECONOMY

A. Introduction IV-1
B. Civilian Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment IV-1
C. Agriculture IV-9
D. Forestry IV-13
E. Industrial Development IV-15
F. Commercial and Retail Enterprises IV-16
G. Government Employment IV-16
H. Income IV-16
I. Conclusions IV-18

V. HOUSING

A. Introduction V-1
B. Housing Inventory V-1
C. Distribution of Housing V-2
D. Distribution of Rental Housing V-3
E. Building Permits Issued V-3
F. Housing Conditions V-3
G. Plumbing Conditions V-4
H. Age of Housing V-4
I. Crowding Conditions V-4
J. Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Development V-4
K. Conclusions V-5

VI. TRANSPORTATION

A. Introduction VI-1
B. Existing Highway System VI-1
C. Recent Transportation System Improvements VI-2
D. Six-Year Improvement Program VI-3
E. Transportation Related Issues and Concerns VI-3
F. Rural Addition Program and Revenue Sharing VI-5
G. Industrial Access Roads VI-5
H. Air VI-6
I. Rail VI-6
J. Motor Freight Service and Parcel Service VI-6
K. Public Transit VI-6
L. Waterways VI-6
M. Conclusions VI-6

VII. COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES AND UTILITIES

A. Introduction VII-1
B. Arts, Culture, and History VII-1
C. Churches VII-2
D. Communications VII-2
E. Electric Utilities VII-2
F. Fire Departments VII-2
G. Government Services and Facilities VII-2
H. Hospital/Health Services VII-3
I. Law Enforcement VII-4
J. Libraries VII-4
K. Natural Gas VII-4
L. Parks and Recreation VII-5
M. Rescue Squads VII-6
N. Schools and Education VII-6
1. Elementary and Secondary Education VII-6
2. Higher Education VII-6
O. Solid Waste Management VII-8
P. Water and Wastewater Facilities VII-9
Q. Conclusions VII-10

VIII. GROWTH MANAGEMENT

A. Existing Land Use and Development VIII-1
1. Introduction VIII-1
2. Development Patterns VIII-1
B. Future Land Use and Development VIII-3
1. Introduction VIII-3
2. Land Development Plan VIII-3
a. Agriculture/Forest/Open Space/Rural Residential VIII-4
b. Commercial VIII-5
c. Residential VIII-7
d. Mobile Home Parks VIII-8
e. Multi-family VIII-8
f. Public Facilities VIII-8
g. Industrial VIII-8
C. Conclusions VIII-9

IX. GOALS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

A. Introduction IX-1
B. Goals and Implementation Strategies IX-1
1. Agriculture and Forestry IX-2
2. Citizen Participation IX-4
3. Community Appearance IX-5
4. Community Facilities and Services IX-5
5. County Management and Administration IX-6
6. Economic and Industrial Development IX-7
7. Education IX-9
8. Fire and Rescue Services IX-9
9. Growth Management and County Planning IX-10
10. History and Culture IX-12
11. Housing IX-13
12. Intergovernmental Relations IX-14
13. Natural Environment IX-14
14. Population IX-15
15. Public Safety and Law Enforcement IX-16
16. Recreation IX-16
17. Transportation IX-17
18. Water and Wastewater IX-18
C. General Implementation Strategies IX-19


Workshops and Meetings WS-1
Sources Consulted SC-1

Index I-1



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