Shenandoah County hosts subdivision platting workshop

Shenandoah County is holding an educational workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the process involved when submitting subdivision plats within the county.

The workshop will be held at the Shenandoah County Government Office in the Virginia Tech Extension Services Room at 600 N. Main St. in Woodstock.

Staff from the Planning and Zoning Department, along with employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Health, will be on hand to guide participants in the new process. All three agencies collaborated to host the workshop.

“We will be walking participants through the changes done in the process,” said Brian Henshaw, Director of Planning and Zoning for Shenandoah County.

The changes formalize the platting process. It begins with Shenandoah County which then works in conjunction with VDOT, VDH and other agencies. The  workshop also details the participants responsibility in the process, he said.

The changes are an effort to improve communication among the agencies involved in  platting and to create a more efficient  process for the applicant. Administrators hope the changes will expedite applications in a quicker time frame.

County officials would like to see developers, surveyors, soil consultants, engineers, and anyone involved in surveying and the platting industry attend the session.

Want to go?

What: Subdivision Platting Workshop

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 19

Where: Shenandoah County Government Office in the Virginia Tech Extension Services Room, 600 North Main Street in Woodstock

Questions call 540-459-6185