The Land Use Clinic works with several communities to draft comprehensive plans and land use ordinances, per the requirements of the West Virginia Code. In addition to drafting land use ordinances and comprehensive plans, the Clinic focuses on outreach and education to train local government officials to promote sustainable land use policies and practices in their communities. See the Mountain State Land Use Academy page for more information.
A comprehensive plan is the foundation for future development, redevelopment, and natural resource conservation within a community. Without a plan in place, communities may struggle to make informed land use decisions.