Route 17 Corridor Plan
Isle of Wight County, Virginia (2006)
Located at the confluence of the James River and the Chesapeake Bay, the County experienced a growth rate of 19% between 1990 and 2000. However, because of very deliberate growth management policies enacted by the County in recent years, that annual growth rate has dropped to approximately 2% to 3%. Despite their recent successes in managing growth, there is concern that the Route 17 corridor will be overwhelmed with strip commercial development. The Walker Collaborative (TWC) was hired by the County as part of a consultant team led by Raybould Associates to create a plan and design guidelines to help shape the corridor's future growth. In addition to providing input into the overall master plan, TWC took the lead role in two key components of the project: public input and the creation of the design guidelines.