Irvington, Virginia, a town of approximately 650 residents, is in Lancaster County on Virginia’s “Northern Neck.” Identified by its waterways and related activities, Irvington is a small village with a thriving retired community and seasonal population. Unique among other towns in Lancaster County, Irvington has retained its historic, small-town village community that maintains its waterside history both in structure and general use. Because of its presence on the water and small-town ambiance, the Town encountered rapid growth advancing from the north and east.
Working closely with the Planning Commission, Town Council, and Town staff, we analyzed existing conditions, identified goals and objectives, and developed recommendations for the future. Our final Comprehensive Plan worked two ways: it focused on intelligent utilization of the land to meet the needs of the population, while at the same time it protected and preserved Irvington’s historic quality and character. We understood the leaders wished to maintain the area’s high quality of life, so our plan served that end through a series of achievable goals, objectives, and implementation strategies.