Comprehensive Plan

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.

Check out our blog on the current Comprehensive Plan process!

Comprehensive Plan


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

Map_01_Botetourt County Base Map Map_15_US Route 220 Map_29_Hydrant Analysis 3miles
Map_02_Population Distribution Map_16_Rural Bikeway Map_30_Fire Travel Distance
Map_03_Botetourt County Census Tracts Map_17_BotetourtCountyRuralBikeway Map_31_Fire Travel Time
Map_04_Population Distribution_Est Map_18_Historic Resources Map_32_Rescue Trave Time
Map_05_Existing Land Use Map_19_Soils Map_33_Fire Service Areas
Map_06_Zoning Map_20_Slopes Map_34_Rescue Service Areas
Map_07_Recen tResidential Growth Map_21_Elevations Map_35_Landfills and Recycle Centers
Map_08_Residential Densities Map_22_Watershed Basins Map_36_Solid Waste Collection Areas
Map_09_FutureLandUse Map_23_100 Yr Flood plain Map_37_WaterandWastewaterInfrastructure
Map_10_Conservation Easements Map_24_Recreation Sites Map_38_Water Existing Land Use
Map_11_Future Mixed Use Target Areas Map_25_James River Trail Map_39_Water Future Land Use
Map_12_Botetourt Co Transportation Map Map_26_Schools and Libraries Map_40_SuitabilityMapExit156
Map_13_2014 Level of Service Map_27_Fire and Rescue Stations Map_41_SuitabilityMapExit162
Map_14_2040 Level of Service Map_28_Hydrant Analysis 1000ft Map_42_Suitability MapExit167_168

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