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 review and comment on the plan.

A public hearing before Town Council will be held on the Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber at Town Hall.
2045 Draft Comprehensive Plan

Planning and Zoning


2022 Planning Commissioners

Left to right: Marie Mitchell, Vice Chair, Reggie Bennett, Vice Mayor, John Jordan, Chair, Meghan Bolling, 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: