Comprehensive Plan

Winter 2023-2024 Update

The City of Lynchburg is currently in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. 

The Comprehensive Plan will build on recent and on-going efforts, such as the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Downtown 2040 Master Plan, and Diamond Hill Neighborhood Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will also be largely based on direct community input, with opportunities for community engagement beginning in September 2023 and running through December 2023.

Please visit www.lynchburgtogether.com to learn more, fill out our Community Survey, and map your ideas!

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Cover for Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes a clear vision for the future of Lynchburg, identifies goals toward achieving that vision, creates policy guidance for public and private decision-makers, and identifies tasks that need to be pursued to make the Plan's vision and goals a reality. Building on the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan document, the following areas of the city have specific planning documents that have been adopted by the Lynchburg City Council as more detailed subsets of the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Atlanta Avenue
  • Campbell Avenue | Odd Fellows Road
  • Dearington
  • Diamond Hill
  • Downtown 2040
  • Fifth Street
  • Forest Brook
  • Graves Mill Road
  • Tinbridge Hill Neighborhood
  • Midtown
  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
  • Route 221 Corridor
  • Tyreeanna/Pleasant Valley
  • Wards Ferry Road
  • Wards Road

Current Planning Efforts

The City is currently working with the following neighborhood to develop a specific area plan:

  • Diamond Hill

Updates

August 18, 2023 Update

The City of Lynchburg has kicked off its update to the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan will build on recent and ongoing efforts, such as the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Downtown 2040 Master Plan, and Diamond Hill Neighborhood Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will also be largely based on direct community input, with opportunities for community engagement beginning in September 2023 and running through November 2023.

The City's Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority will hold a joint work session to kick off the project on August 31, 2023, 11 am to 1:30 pm, at the Miller Center, 301 Grove Street.

A community survey will be available both online and in paper format throughout the City starting in September, and public workshop meetings will be held this fall. The Planning Commission will be overseeing the drafting process, which is expected to begin in January 2024 upon the conclusion of the community engagement phase.

For specific questions, contact Tom Martin or call the Planning Division. Contact the Citizens First Customer Service at 434-856-2489 (CITY).

Visit the Planning Commission page to see members.

The following chapters and maps read together constitute Lynchburg's Comprehensive Plan 2013-2030 as adopted by the City Council on January 14, 2014.

Comprehensive Plan Documents