A Sustainable Future - The Stafford Comprehensive Plan

Stafford County, VA

Applied Expertise

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Economic Development
  • Public Involvement
  • Zoning
  • Urban Design
  • Design Standards


Stafford County is a rapidly growing community located halfway between Washington, DC to the north and the state capital, Richmond, to the south. It is also home to the Quantico Marine Corps Base. The dominant issues identified in the plan include transportation, loss of a rural community character, historical preservation and a lack of organization in community development. The comprehensive plan takes a long-range view of the future development of the County and its various communities. The plan is implemented through guiding policies, short and medium term projects and an urban design plan for the future physical form of the County. A series of build-out scenarios were evaluated to address future growth issues.