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York County & Surrounding Communities

The York County Comprehensive Plan is currently being reviewed and rewritten.
Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight different points that we believe should be addressed in the new plan. In order to stop the local population explosion, the 2040 York County Comprehensive Plan should discourage residential development in District One beyond that allowed by existing zoning, and all mixed-use overlays should be removed.  A great… Continue reading The York County Comprehensive Plan is currently being reviewed and rewritten.
Civil War Battle Site Saved!
Congratulations to the American Battlefield Trust for securing nine million dollars in grants to purchase of one of the largest remaining tracts of undeveloped land in York County! They will need our help in the coming year, as they work to protect the 250-acre Egger Property, which borders the Colonial Parkway at the overpass with… Continue reading Civil War Battle Site Saved!
Comprehensive Plan Update
The Comprehensive Plan is updated every five years, and the current update to the plan is underway. This update entails public hearings held by the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee in order to receive input and understand our desires for what we want in our communities. The Steering Committee has agreed to hold a public listening… Continue reading Comprehensive Plan Update
We live in a beautiful place!
Spring has sprung in our beautiful part of Virginia! Here's a shot of spring foliage and blooms in an Upper County neighborhood that's as beautiful as any state park. It's home to deer, birds and other wild creatures, and provides residents a place for exercise and solitude. This is why land conservation is so important.… Continue reading We live in a beautiful place!
Mike Powers & Woo Woo Show
We’re on the RADIO!
We are excited about our interview on the Mike Powers & Woo Woo Show! Tune in to learn more about the Conserve York County Foundation this Sunday, April 11: 6:00am: Z104 6:30am: 94.9 The Point 7:00am: 95.7 R&B 7:30am: 101.3 2WD https://www.audacy.com/.../the-mike-powers-woo-woo-show
One of the many reasons we must preserve rural land in York County and the Historic Triangle:
Here’s Why it’s Time for Citizen Action:
This chart shows residential construction (finished and approved) in York County since the 2015 Comprehensive Plan. It includes the 288 units that can be built, by right, on Fenton Mill. Green = construction in compliance with 2015 zoning Orange = construction made possible by REZONING for higher density. As you can see, we are FAR… Continue reading Here’s Why it’s Time for Citizen Action:
Don’t Throw Away Those Signs!
What does last night's vote mean for the Fenton Mill land? We don't know. The developer could: * build the 288 homes allowed by current zoning and leave it at that. The current 288 home plan leaves the Barlow/Skimino corner vacant. * build the 288 homes allowed by current zoning and sell the Barlow/Skimino corner… Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Those Signs!
‘No Rezoning’ | Group pushing back against proposed residential development in York County
The Planning Commission will review the application on November 18 and make a recommendation that will then go to the Board of Supervisor, at earliest in December. YORK COUNTY, Va. — It’s a proposal in York County drawing lots of pushback. A group of residents is saying no to a planned development near their homes.… Continue reading ‘No Rezoning’ | Group pushing back against proposed residential development in York County

PUBLIC COMMENTS

When the York County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee decided to discuss what “rural” means (even though their own 1991 Comprehensive Plan already defines Rural Residential), we asked 1,000+ of our followers for their reactions. Here is a small sample of their cogent & compelling replies:

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