Mathews County, Virginia Comprehensive Plan 2030

Overview: Hill Studio prepared the 2030 Comprehensive Plan for Mathews County, Virginia, a rural county located on the Chesapeake Bay with over 270 miles of shoreline. The plan recommended initiatives for environmental and economic sustainability, including emphasis on preserving and protecting environmental quality and natural features, and pursuing cooperative approaches to economic development in the areas of eco-tourism, aquaculture and working waterfront businesses. The plan increased public education regarding shoreline management methods, flooding and sea level rise, and best management practices to protect water quality and environmental resources.

Planning Process: Public and community meetings, committee work sessions, advisory committee

Population: 8,900

Mathews County Comprehensive Plan Marketing Sheet (PDF)