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Rockfish Valley Area Plan


About the Rockfish Valley Area Plan (RVAP)

The RVAP is a public community planning effort focusing on the Rockfish Valley (including Afton, Nellysford, Beech Grove, and Woods Mill). The project is being led by Nelson County staff with assistance from the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

For more information about the RVAP project, please reference the following “project intro” handout materials. And please consider participating in the project by completing and submitting the survey and/or other public participation materials; and/or by attending upcoming public meetings (date and location to be determined – see below).

[Project Introduction Materials]:

RVAP Project Intro: Why is this project important?

RVAP Project Intro: Where is the project study area?

RVAP Project Intro: What project work will the Area Plan contain?

RVAP Project Intro: Why is this project happening? (Project Intent & Purposes)

RVAP Project Intro: How does this Area Plan project relate to the proposed pipeline?

RVAP Project Intro: (copy of PowerPoint presentation slides)

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[Public Participation Materials]:

The following materials (below) can be completed and submitted via any of the following methods:

  • deliver to: Planning & Zoning Department – 80 Front Street – Lovingston, VA
  • mail to: County of Nelson – Planning & Zoning – P.O. Box 558 – Lovingston, VA 22949
  • scan and email to: Stormy Hopkins at shopkins@nelsoncounty.org
  • fax to: (434)-263-7086

RVAP: Residents Survey Questions

RVAP: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

RVAP: People’s Dictionary


RVAP Project Update: “AFID Planning Grant”

The Rockfish Valley Area Plan was recently awarded a Planning Grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID), which is a program administered through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).

This grant award, announced on November 16, 2015, will provide Nelson County with additional resources to undertake and complete the RVAP project. County participation in this AFID Planning Grant program will include the establishment of a citizen-based working group to assist members of the RVAP project team.

For more information, please reference the following announcement and the AFID Planning Grant application:

Grant Award Announcement from Governor McAuliffe (November 16, 2015)

Nelson County Times article (November 19, 2015)

AFID Planning Grant Application_Nelson Co_Rockfish Valley Area Plan

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Public Meetings

[Upcoming meetings]:

(to be determined)

[Previous meetings]:

Public Meeting 1: RVAP Project Introduction

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Rockfish River Elementary School
200 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA 22920

This initial public meeting for the Rockfish Valley Area Plan was attended by more than 70 members of the public. After a project introduction slideshow was provided by the project team, the meeting transitioned to an “open house” format which allowed attendees to review informational exhibits and maps, to engage County staff and project team members with questions and feedback, and to complete and submit the (voluntary) public participation materials.

Contact Information

Contact Us

Physical Address
80 Front Street
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 558
Lovingston, VA 22949
Tim Padalino | Director
Grant Massie | Planning & Zoning Specialist
Stormy Hopkins | Secretary
fax: 434-263-7086