Input Needed for Envision Botetourt 2040 Plan

Input Needed for Envision Botetourt 2040 Plan

Botetourt County is seeking input from the community to update our comprehensive plan.  Envision Botetourt 2040 is the most important document for guiding future land development, growth, and policy in the county.  The Comprehensive Plan sets goals for a variety of planning areas, including transportation, economic development, housing, and future land use, forming the building blocks for enhanced quality of life. 

The plan’s content and success depend on engagement with the community, County staff and elected officials.  Put simply, this is your plan, and we want you to get involved. There are a series of surveys that are open through June 3, 2022 for public input.  The surveys focus on:

  • Recreation 
  • Community Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Future Land Use

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The survey is available for users utilizing a desktop or mobile device. 

Questions? Contact our planning department by email or call 540-928-2080. If you are unable to access the survey online, please visit one of our library branches for assistance. 

What Is It?

Botetourt County's Comprehensive Plan is a broad statement of community goals and policies that direct the orderly and coordinated physical development of the County. The Comprehensive Plan anticipates change and provides specific guidance for future growth and administrative actions, generally over the next 20 years.

Why Is It important?

Having a visionary and up-to-date Comprehensive Plan is critical to the long-term success of the County. It is the guiding document that County agencies, residents, employers, developers and other stakeholders use to ensure that the community evolves in line with our collective vision for the future. Further, the Comprehensive Plan:

  • Shapes the places we live, work, shop and play.
  • Guides the public services, infrastructure, and capital investments
  • Guides the use, density, and design of buildings within the County, directly shaping the community's physical form as it changes and develops in the future.

Comprehensive Plan

  1. Complete Document (PDF)
  2. Table of Contents (PDF)
  3. Population and Demographics (amended November 2016) (PDF)
  4. Land Use (PDF)
  5. Transportation (amended December 2017) (PDF)
  6. Map - Functional Classification (PDF)
  7. Map - 2014 Level of Service (PDF)
  8. Map - 2040 Level of Service (PDF)
  9. Map - Urban Development Areas (PDF)
  10. Cultural and Environmental Resources (PDF)
  11. Community Facilities and Services (PDF)
  12. Gateway Crossing (Exit 150) Area Plan (adopted November 2016) (PDF)
  13. Parks, Recreation, Greenways and Blueways (PDF)
  14. Map - Greenways, Blueways, and Trails (adopted December 2017) (PDF)

In the state of Virginia, it is required to review the adopted comprehensive plan at least once every five years. Therefore, over the next year, several chapters of the comprehensive plan will be updated to better reflect local trends and conditions. This will allow the County to continue planning for the future with confidence, accuracy, and sensitivity to the needs of the community.


Botetourt County Comprehensive Plan Maps

  1. Map 01 Botetourt County Base Map (PDF)
  2. Map 02 Population Distribution (PDF)
  3. Map 03 Botetourt County Census Tracts (PDF)
  4. Map 04 Population Distribution Est (PDF)
  5. Map 05 Existing Land Use (PDF)
  6. Map 06 Zoning (PDF)
  7. Map 07 Recent Residential Growth (PDF)
  8. Map 08 Residential Densities (PDF)
  9. Map 09 Future Land Use (PDF)
  10. Map 10 Conservation Easements (PDF)
  11. Map 11 Future Mixed Use Target Areas (PDF)
  12. Map 12 Botetourt Co Transportation Map (PDF)
  13. Map 13 2014 Level of Service (PDF)
  14. Map 14 2040 Level of Service (PDF)
  1. Map 15 US Route 220 (PDF)
  2. Map 16 Rural Bikeway (PDF)
  3. Map 17 Botetourt County Rural Bikeway (PDF)
  4. Map 18 Historic Resources (PDF)
  5. Map 19 Soils (PDF)
  6. Map 20 Slopes (PDF)
  7. Map 21 Elevations (PDF)
  8. Map 22 Watershed Basins (PDF)
  9. Map 23 100 Year Flood plain (PDF)
  10. Map 24 Recreation Sites (PDF)
  11. Map 25 James River Trail (PDF)
  12. Map 26 Schools and Libraries (PDF)
  13. Map 27 Fire and Rescue Stations (PDF)
  14. Map 28 Hydrant Analysis 1000ft (PDF)
  1. Map 29 Hydrant Analysis 3miles (PDF)
  2. Map 30 Fire Travel Distance (PDF)
  3. Map 31 Fire Travel Time (PDF)
  4. Map 32 Rescue Trave Time (PDF)
  5. Map 33 Fire Service Areas (PDF)
  6. Map 34 Rescue Service Areas (PDF)
  7. Map 35 Landfills and Recycle Centers (PDF)
  8. Map 36 Solid Waste Collection Areas (PDF)
  9. Map 37 Waterand Wastewater Infrastructure (PDF)
  10. Map 38 Water Existing Land Use (PDF)
  11. Map 39 Water Future Land Use (PDF)
  12. Map 40 Suitability Map Exit156 (PDF)
  13. Map 41 Suitability Map Exit162 (PDF)
  14. Map 42 Suitability Map Exit167 168 (PDF)