County Revising Rural Zoning Reform

In December, 2010, Shenandoah County officials adopted a Rural Areas Plan – tighter zoning in rural areas, voluntary programs in land protection and close planning coordination with officials in the county’s seven towns – to help keep the county rural and strengthen the towns and the farm sector. SVN provided land use planning, GIS mapping and public outreach help, culminating the Shenandoah Forum’s first Sentinel newspaper distributed to every household in the county.