2022 Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Clarksburg has contracted with Environmental Planning & Design to facilitate and complete Clarksburg's 2022 Comprehensive Plan. 

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The State of West Virginia has established Comprehensive Planning as a requirement for communities that engage in land-use regulations (zoning) but there are other reasons for the City to have a regularly updated Comprehensive Plan, as provided in §8A-3-1(b) of the West Virginia State Code: 

(b) A comprehensive plan is a process through which citizen participation and thorough analysis are used to develop a set of strategies that establish as clearly and practically as possible the best and most appropriate future development of the area under the jurisdiction of the planning commission. A comprehensive plan aids the planning commission in designing and recommending to the governing body ordinances that result in preserving and enhancing the unique quality of life and culture in that community and in adapting to future changes of use of an economic, physical or social nature. A comprehensive plan guides the planning commission in the performance of its duties to help achieve sound planning.

 As a part of this process, a multiple-location series of three progressive community meetings will be held. These meetings are planned to begin in early-spring and continue until mid-summer. We will be evaluating city land-use, mobility, housing, green spaces, downtown development, infrastructure, parks and recreation, municipal services, and our natural resources. Throughout this process we will work together to address these and other concerns:

  • What Makes Our Neighborhoods Great and Where Are We Struggling?
  • What Will Make Our Neighborhoods Better?
  • What Can We Do Now?

This page will collect information from the Comprehensive Planning process. If you require additional assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at (304) 624-1681.

Meeting Links

(May 2022) Community Input Meetings

The first series of community meetings begins with a series of initial community input sessions covering different Clarksburg communities. The sessions will be addressing neighborhoods east of downtown, neighborhoods west of downtown, the downtown and Glen Elk neighborhoods, and lastly Clarksburg's Commercial areas.

Community members, property owners and community stakeholders are invited to bring their thoughts and concerns about how property within the community is being used and how future land-use should change to better improve and develop the different neighborhoods within those communities. More information about Community Input Session format available here.

While sessions have been organized with specific neighborhood focuses, YOU MAY ATEND ANY SESSION to share your thoughts with planners regarding the City. We want as many citizens to participate as possible, so attend any session that is convenient for you and please share your ideas and concerns.

Neighborhoods EAST of Downtown

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Municipal Building Downtown
Time: Between 6:00PM and 8:00PM

Neighborhoods WEST of Downtown

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: North View Elementary
Time: Between 6:00PM and 8:00PM

DOWNTOWN/Glen Elk Neighborhoods

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022 (May: First Fridays)
Location: Municipal Building Downtown
Time: Between 6:00PM and 8:00PM

Clarksburg's Commercial Areas/I-79 Corridor

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: ONLINE (link to meeting with be posted here)
Time: Between 10:00AM and Noon

Community Meeting Map

Neighborhood Sessions Map (Above)

(Feb 2022) Initial Planning Commission Meeting

February 09, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission Kick-off Materials - 2/9/2022

Project Links

Community Input Session Info
Information sign-up and survey
Comprehensive Plan Outreach

Previous Community Plan Links

Clarksburg Community Plan (2010)
Clarksburg Community Plan (1997)