Planning Department

 Comprehensive Plan

A comprehensive plan is a statement of long-range policies made by the governing body of a community concerning its future physical development. Comprehensive planning is one process available to local government for addressing current issues, anticipating needs, and scheduling public improvements.

It is the purpose of the King William County Comprehensive Plan to provide a sound basis for the preparation of detailed functional plans which will serve as a general guide in the day-to-day decisions of County government. It establishes goals and implementation strategies for managing the future growth and development of the County.


This plan was prepared by the Planning Commission with the assistance of the County planning staff and consultants. It was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2003.

To view the most recent Comprehensive Plan, simply click on the link below.

Table of Contents

Comprehensive Plan Cover
Table of Contents
List of Exhibits
Executive Summary
Chapter I – Introduction
Chapter II – Natural Conditions
Chapter III – Population
Chapter IV – Economy
Chapter V – Housing
Chapter VI – Community Assets & Facilities
Chapter VII – Growth Management
Exhibit VI-B – Historical Sites
Exhibit VI-C – Utility Service Area
Exhibit VII-A – Existing Land Use
Exhibit VII-B – Future Land Use
Chapter VIII – Issues, Goals, and Implementation Strategies
Workshops & Meetings
Sources Consulted