The comprehensive plan, which state law states must be reviewed by the local planning commission at least once every five years, will head to the town’s planning commission for review.
Although dates have not been announced, the commission plans to review public input and make suggestions on changes to the plan. The commission will then draft a resolution for the town council that states the plan’s priorities and direction. By law, the Herndon Town Council is not required to take action on the resolution.
In previous years, the town has incorporated major changes to the plan, including planning for downtown Herndon and areas near the Herndon Metro Station.
The following amendments have been approved in recent years since the original plan was adopted in 2008:
- Downtown Master Plan
- Downtown Streetscape Map
- Metrorail Station Area Plan
- Cycle Track on Herndon Parkway
- South Elden Area Plan
Changes to the future plan could include updating the parks and recreation chapter, sustainability policy, multigenerational planning, and economic development.
Residents interested in submitting their comments and suggestions on the plan can email [email protected].
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