Comprehensive Plan Update

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Blacksburg is your community – built on your ideas, your values, your vision.

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2017 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Proposal application forms are now available. We are handling private land use requests differently for this update. 

As part of the update, any property owner who wishes to propose a change to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use designation of their property, should submit a 2017 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Proposal form available here.  There is no fee associated with requests for 2017. 

All Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Proposal applications must be on the 5 year update form and are due by 5:00pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.   Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Applications can be

  • E-mailed to
  • Delivered to the Blacksburg Planning & Building Department office located in the Blacksburg Motor Company Building at 400 South Main Street or
  • Mailed to Kali Casper, Town of Blacksburg, Planning & Building Department, PO Box 90003, Blacksburg, VA 24062 (if received by October 16, 2017).

 For further information, please contact Kali Casper, Comprehensive Planner at (540) 443-1300, or by email at



The Comprehensive Plan is the community’s vision for Blacksburg’s future. Learn more about the current plan here. This is the document that helps guide decision making in our community. We are doing a major update for the plan throughout 2017. We want you to be engaged!



What do you think about Blacksburg as a place to live, work, and play? What do you like, what do you want to see in the future?

Whether you have lived in the community all of your life, moved for a job, attend school here, came to retire or are a visitor – we want Blacksburg to be a special place for you.

We want Blacksburg to meet your expectations as a whole life community to live, work, and play.

Our community is growing and changing. You can shape the future of Blacksburg so this town meets your needs now and as your life changes.

We asked for your bright ideas, here is what the community shared:Blacksburg Challenges

Diesel, the Planning Pup, is excited to get involved. 

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We will be updating the Comprehensive Plan throughout 2017. As we move forward, your input will help shape recommendations about specific topics such as transportation, jobs, housing, and land use. 

As documents are drafted, they will be posted for review and comment on this page throughout the year. Stay engaged – we will want your comments and ideas. 


For further information, please contact Kali Casper, Comprehensive Planner at 540-443-1303 or at You may wish to sign up for Citizens Alert to automatically receive notifications on the Comprehensive Plan.