Irvington, Virginia, a Town of approximately 650 residents, is located in Lancaster County on Virginia’s “Northern Neck.” Identified by its waterways and related functions, Irvington is viewed as a small village community that serves a majority retired and seasonal population. Unique among other towns in Lancaster County, Irvington has remained a historic small-town village community. The Town has also retained a flavor of its earlier water-related history both in the structures and the uses that continue into the present. Because of its presence on the water and small-town ambiance, the Town has found itself encountering rapid growth advancing from the north and east.
The firm prepared the Comprehensive Plan in cooperation with community leaders. Working closely with members of the Planning Commission, Town Council, and Town staff, existing conditions were analyzed, goals and objectives identified, and recommendations developed for the future. The plan focused on intelligent utilization of the land in a manner that meets the needs of the population while at the same time protecting and preserving Irvington’s historic quality and character. It also served to maintain the area’s high quality of life through a series of goals and objectives along with implementation strategies.