Community Development


Comprehensive Plan Update


The Town of Altavista is updating its Comprehensive Plan and we want to hear from you! This Plan acts as a general, long-range guide concerning the overall growth and development of the town for local decision-makers for the next 20 years. In short, it is the town’s vision.

To have a say in shaping Altavista’s future, please complete our 5-minute Community Vision Survey. The survey can be completed online here. Printed copies are available at Town Hall, YMCA, and Staunton River Memorial Library. To have a survey mailed to you please call Town Hall at 434-369-5001.

Planning and Zoning


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Left to right: Marie Mitchell, Vice Chair, Reggie Bennett, Town Council, John Jordan, Chair, Jennifer Morton, and Marvin Clements.

The Community Development Director is responsible for planning and zoning for the Town of Altavista. There are two documents used for making planning and zoning decisions for the town: 
Altavista 2016 Comprehensive Plan
The Zoning Ordinance

Meetings for the Planning Commission:

1st Monday of each month
5:00 PM
Town Hall Council Chambers - 510 7th Street

Contact the Community Development Director:

Sharon D. Williams, AICP
Emailsdwilliams@altavistava.gov
510 7th Street
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone: (434) 369-5001
Fax: (434) 369-4369

Links for Planning and Zoning: