Previous Comprehensive Plans
The county’s 1st comprehensive plan was adopted in 1959 and consisted of a highway plan map and a much generalized land use plan map. This plan coincided with the adoption of the county’s 1st zoning ordinance and zoning map. A subsequent update of the Countywide Plan occurred in 1972, which included the preparation of a plan document supported by individual reports covering highways, community facilities, and land use among others. The 1972 plan did include a countywide Land Use Plan Map.
In 1984, the Countywide Comprehensive Plan was updated as a general policy document, referred to as Volume I: Countywide Plan, with the detailed land use plans included in separate region plans for each of 8 planning regions. These region plans were all adopted in 1984 as a Volume II: Regional Plans. The Countywide Plan has gone through subsequent updates in 1990 and 1998 solely as policy documents, while starting in 1990 the region plans have been updated in a separate process and schedule. Generally the county updated 2 region plans at a time with the last region plan completed for the New Market Region in October 2008.