Floyd County received a Planning Grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority to develop options for revising it’s Subdivision Ordinance to allow for cluster development, where applicable. Cluster development allows for higher housing density so that remaining property can be conserved as working farm, forest, or open lands. The planning effort will include legal assistance to help revise current ordinances and engineering support to establish minimum standards for privately developed water and sewer so that the Floyd-Floyd County Public Service Authority can expand the provision of clean water. Based on the planning grant work, two County Board of Supervisor members and staff will prepare recommended revisions to the Subdivision Ordinance. For more information contact: Lydeana Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org.