As part of the ongoing effort to create Envision Jefferson 2035, periodically we will be posting links to materials that help explain various planning and zoning concepts or existing materials related to concepts that are discussed at various workshops and meetings. While many of these can be found in the various pages related to the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series (by clicking on the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn icon on the top of the Envision Jefferson 2035 homepage and searching for the topic area you are interested in) we will occasionally be posting additional material that may be relevant to the planning efforts that are part of Envision Jefferson 2035. The first of these tools is the Vital Communities Toolbox created by the Tompkins County (NY) Planning Department. The toolbox provides a brief summary of numerous concepts that have been discussed at the various workshops that have been held so far, at Steering Committee meetings, or during the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series and could be used as a jumping off point for learning more about these topics. The link to the toolbox is
Another relevant tool is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Location Affordability Index. This tool allows you to estimate what your combined housing and transportation costs would be at your location. Yon can either use the preset variables or customize this for your own use. This can be found at:
Finally, there a series of 90-minute webinars sponsored by the Utah APA that provide information on a variety of planning topics. These are archived at:
The Envision Jefferson 2035 Brown Bag Lunch and Learn seminars are now available for viewing on the Jefferson County Website. There are two ways to get there. You can either go to the county website (www.jeffersoncountywv.org) and click on the agendas, meetings, and webcasts link. Once on this page, go to the bottom link (Planning Commission /Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings) and click on the link. This will take you to the following page:
Go to the second scrollbar and look for the Lunch and Learn of your choice (or any other Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals meeting).
Alternately, you can go directly to the site by clicking on the link above.
Happy watching everyone, and if you have further questions, feel free to contact the Envision Jefferson 2035 staff.
(Just a reminder, for those of you using Firefox or Google Chrome, please make sure that you have the plug-in that enables you to view Windows Media Player files.)
The next Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday (March 4) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the basement of the Charles Town Library. The agenda for the meeting is below.
Based on the amount of discussion that we had regarding the proposed recommendations at last night’s Steering Committee meeting, we are holding an additional meeting to review the remaining recommendations for the Finance, Public Safety, and Governance Element of the Comprehensive Plan. The Meeting will be held this Monday, February 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jefferson County Commission Meeting Room in the basement of the Charles Town Library.
The next meeting of the Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee will be held on February 18 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the basement of the Jefferson County Library. Attached below is the meeting agenda.
The next public participation open house for Envision Jefferson 2035 (the update to the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan) will be held at the following time and place:
Monday, February 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Page Jackson Elementary School
370 Page Jackson Road, Charles Town, WV
The primary focus of this open house will be to present the recommended future land uses for seven identified preferred growth areas in Jefferson County. These growth areas were generated based on comments from the public at Public Participation Workshops in July and October. Attendees will be able to view the proposed future land use maps of these areas and make comments on each. There will be no formal presentation, so residents will be able to come and go at their leisure.
For more information about Envision Jefferson 2035, please go to the project’s website (www.envisionjefferson2035.com) or feel free to contact the project staff either by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department office at (304) 728-3228. We look forward to your assistance in helping to envision a better Jefferson County.
The next meeting of the Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee will be held on Monday January 13 at 7:00 PM. The agenda for the meeting is attached below.