Ferrum Area Plan

Previous Plans

Previously, two separate plans were drafted for the Ferrum area, the Ferrum Community Plan in 1999 (PDF), and the Ferrum Village Center Revitalization Plan in 2000 (PDF); neither plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Both plans addressed the needs for transportation improvements, gateway and sidewalk introduction, as well as design and development guidelines. Franklin County has been working closely with both Renaissance Planning and Michael Baker International to create an Area Plan that responds to Ferrum's needs and wants, while also incorporating ideas from the previously drafted plans.

Ferrum Village Area Plan Kickoff

In February 2018, Franklin County hosted its kickoff meeting for the Ferrum Village Area Plan to hear from stakeholders and members of the Ferrum Community. Franklin County staff, a representative from Renaissance Planning, and a representative from Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, were all present to support discussion and engage with community members about the Ferrum Village Area Plan. Members of the community were asked to provide their opinion on the most pressing needs of the area, the prominent identifiers of the community, as well as the changes they wished to see within Ferrum. View the following materials from the Kickoff Meeting:

Franklin County staff and consultants have since been using the results to further shape the area plan. Additional meetings will be held in the future, as the plan progresses.

Updates

August 20, 2019

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for the Ferrum Area Plan on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6 pm in the Franklin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located at:
Franklin County Government Center
1255 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Interested individuals were encouraged to attend and make public comments concerning the plan. The Ferrum Area Plan (PDF) identifies transportation needs, community goals, and revitalization concepts, a designated growth area, and implementation actions for the plan.

May 16, 2019

A Ferrum Village Plan Community Meeting was held on May 16, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at:
Ferrum Faith Ministry Center
10070 Franklin Street
Ferrum, Virginia 24088

This meeting was called to discuss the goals, strategies, and implementation of the plan. View the Ferrum Village Plan Community Meeting Flyer (PDF).

September 28, 2018

Roanoke Times Article: Ferrum Village Plan Taking Shape for Franklin County

September 10, 2018

A Ferrum Village Plan Community Workshop was held to look at best practices and identify strategies for making Ferrum Village Center a great rural place! The meeting was scheduled for September 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. Read the Ferrum Village Community Workshop Flyer (PDF) for more details.

July 10, 2018

A presentation on the Ferrum Village Plan was made to the Franklin County Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 10th at 6 pm in the Board of Supervisors Room located at:
1255 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

View the July 10, 2018 Planning Commission Presentation (PDF).