Since early 2013, the Elkins Planning Commission has been at work on a new comprehensive plan for the City of Elkins. This task, which has been guided by legal and planning staff of the West Virginia University Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, has included a great deal of research, public input, and discussion and deliberation.

The Elkins comprehensive planning process has now entered the adoption phase. Starting October 27, 2014, a 30-day public comment period begins on the draft chapters linked to below.

Comments gathered during this 30-day period will be considered at a public hearing that will be held by the Elkins Planning Commission on Monday, December 15. Interested parties may also submit or make comments at that hearing.

To review the draft plan, please visit the following link:

If you missed Monday’s Comprehensive Plan Workshop, you can add your input by taking the one-page survey at the following link, which works best if you copy and paste it into your browser:

Here is some more information about the workshop/survey, and where we are in the process.

City of Elkins Open House Workshop

The City of Elkins has been developing a comprehensive plan for the past year that will direct future development and detail high priority projects. The comprehensive plan recommendations and future growth plan will be available for the public to view at an Open House Workshop on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Old Brick Playhouse. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and can drop in anytime from 5 PM to 7 PM for a few minutes or stay the full two hours.
The priority projects recommended in the plan have been developed to address a variety of issues and concerns raised by residents and municipal officials throughout the planning process. The plan will allow for community leaders to focus on the implementation of these priority projects that will enhance the quality of life for Elkins residents. Meeting attendees will be asked to help prioritize projects that they feel are the most important in the future success of Elkins.


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