The McGaheysville Area Plan is the first area-specific plan initiated by the County following preparation of Rockingham County’s new Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in early 2004. The Comprehensive Plan is the key document that guides decision making for the County’s future. It is not an ordinance, but it controls the location and extent of public facilities and provides the basis for land development and public facilities regulations, as well as decisions on rezoning applications. The State Code requires that the County’s Comprehensive Plan be reviewed at least every five years; the County also intends to review the McGaheysville Area Plan at least every five years.
The McGaheysville Area Plan is an element of the County’s overall Comprehensive Plan. Other area-specific plans may follow in the future. McGaheysville is a historic rural village situated between the City of Harrisonburg and the Town of Elkton, at the foot of Massanutten Mountain and the Shenandoah National Park.
The sections of the plan can be viewed at the following links.