Planning and Zoning Department

The mission of the Departments of Planning and Zoning is to provide a healthy, pleasant environment for those who live, work and visit Jefferson County, by blending the unique natural and built resources of our community with quality, sustainable development that ensures responsible and sound growth. We are a knowledgeable, respectful, dedicated staff who welcome community based problem solving and public/private cooperation that assists the community in implementing standards which create a positive impact and achieves its ultimate vision.

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Envision Jefferson 2035 Future Land Use Map Public Participation Open House to be held February 10

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 location:

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 input 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 ( or feel free to contact the project staff either by e-mail at 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.





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