PKB 2030 is a year long process to update the City of Parkersburg’s comprehensive plan.  The city has a plan which was adopted in 2011.  It is customary for communities to update their long-range plans every 5-10 years to keep pace with changing trends and forces, and to build on previous accomplishments. 

Ignite our future!

What is the mission for this update?

Create an action-oriented plan to meet the current and future needs of the community through a citizen driven process. The plan should be embraced and designed by the community.

Purpose of a comprehensive plan?

A comprehensive plan is a 20-year long-range statement of a community’s vision for the future. It provides strategic guidance for decision making related to development, preservation, and the provision of services and public facilities. It is a formal policy document that is endorsed by the Planning Commission and adopted by Parkersburg City Council.

What is in a comprehensive plan?

Comprehensive plans typically provide land use, infrastructure, and policy recommendations for a variety of topics including:

  • Community Character and Design
  • Economic Development
  • Redevelopment and Reinvestment
  • Historic Preservation
  • Natural Resource Preservation
  • Recreation and Parks
  • Housing
  • Community Facilities and Services
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Services
  • Financing

The recommendations are direction for administration and elected leaders to assist in decision making on projects, regulations, and programs that seek to support a high-quality of life for current and future residents and businesses. Comprehensive plans are also important for communities to get grants and funding from various sources. West Virginia State Code mandates that City’s update their comprehensive plans every 10 years.

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