On Tuesday, March 7th, Goochland’s Deputy County Administrator and Community Development Director, shared with the Board of Supervisors a path forward for Goochland’s Small Area Planning efforts involving the Centerville and Courthouse Villages. This has been an ongoing priority for the County as both areas are part of the designated growth areas in Goochland County.
For this Goochland has contracted with Timmons Group, a local firm based in Richmond, for a fresh perspective on the plans for the Courthouse and Centerville Villages. Timmons Group will be reviewing all community and stakeholder feedback received to build upon the work done to date.
“This path forward, is rooted in our desire to accurately reflect what we have heard from the community and those involved in the village planning process,” said Krystal Onaitis, Goochland’s Deputy County Administrator.
A central goal of Goochland and Timmons with this effort is to ensure that community input/feedback received is compiled and coalesced it into a regulating plan that provides a workable guide for our residents, business community and Planning Staff to shepherd development over time within these two unique Villages.
“Timmons Group is proud to provide a fresh perspective for Goochland County’s plans for the Courthouse and Centerville Villages,” remarked Tim Davey PE, Principal with Timmons Group. “We are excited to deploy our local Planning and Economic Development professionals to help the County staff shape the future of these important communities.”
Timmons has extensive experience with land use and planning, given their work with regional planning organizations and Economic Development Departments within the greater Richmond region. Additionally, Timmons Group has a longstanding working relationship with Goochland County.
“Through this review process, Timmons will propose a framework for the plans that will focus on regulating principles that identify appropriate development zones while balancing the unique character of each Village and highlighting preservation,” noted Jamie Sherry, Community Development Director. “Once completed, the plans will include a guide for future land use decisions to allow for flexibility of development within acceptable guidelines.”
Next steps for Timmons include a review of all community input and work sessions with the Planning Commission. In the next couple months, Goochland County and Timmons will hold Community Update Meetings to present the revised plans. Once completed the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will consider these plans for adoption as agenda items, after public hearings are held for them in late Spring 2023.
For more information about the Small Area Plans and the process moving forward, please visit www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022.