Congratulations to the city of Williamsburg and James City and York counties!
The three HRPDC members were recently recognized by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA VA) at its 2014 annual conference held in July at the Wintergreen Resort. The APA VA awarded an outstanding planning award for the Historic Triangle Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Review.
The Review is the result of a process to coordinate efforts in reviewing and updating the three jurisdictions’ comprehensive plans. The collective initiative allowed for a “joint discussion of land use, transportation, and other issues that cross the jurisdictional boundaries that run through the Historic Triangle.” Joint public meetings allowed citizens and Planning Commission members from all three localities to discuss issues of mutual interest, focusing on areas where the jurisdictions meet.
The Historic Triangle Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Review continues a tradition of inter-jurisdictional cooperation among the three localities. The region’s transit operator, Williamsburg Area Transport, and the Williamsburg Regional Library system with branches in all three localities, are among other collaborative initiatives.
To review the Historic Triangle Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Review, visit the Review’s website, http://www.htplanning.org/