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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Public Information Sessions


The next phase of Stafford’s Healthy Growth efforts continues next week with two public information sessions with opportunities for public input. Stafford County is asking the public to weigh in on its vision of healthy growth at the sessions on Monday, April 22, 2019, and Tuesday, April 23, 2019. These meetings come on the heels of community stakeholder interviews and roundtable discussions held earlier. As the County continues to gather information and public feedback, there are no proposals or decisions under consideration at this time. The plan is to present the results of this engagement process to the Board on May 7, 2019.

Prospective participants are asked to keep the following questions and themes in mind to prepare for the discussion portion of the public meeting:

  • What do you attribute as the cause to the greater than desired amount of development in rural areas?
  • What types of initiatives do you think would incentivize and encourage the quality of life for citizens in Targeted Growth Areas consistent with a more urban form?
  • What type of zoning and rural preservation initiatives could move the County toward the desired preservation of rural character in Stafford’s Comprehensive Plan for the future?
  • What does land preservation mean to you and what does it look like in your opinion?

The public information sessions are open for participation by all members of the public. Results of the interviews and roundtable discussions will be presented during the educational portion of the session followed by a discussion period for participants to provide input on the process. It is also important to keep in mind that the feedback provided by each stage of the process will be equally included in the report presented to the Board.

Public Information Sessions

Monday, April 22, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Margaret Brent Elementary School
2125 Mountain View Road
Stafford, VA 22556

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7:00 p.m.
T. Benton Gayle Middle School
100 Panther Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

For those unable to participate in person, there will be an opportunity to view the educational portion of the April 22 session on Facebook Live (@StaffordCountyGovernment). Additionally, the public can provide feedback and related comments at

Again, please keep the themes above in mind when submitting any input. To stay up-to-date with the Healthy Growth process, please visit

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