Shrine Mont Conference Center is a 1,080-acre conference and retreat facility owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Significant to the property is its northern boundary shared with the George Washington National Forest. Most fundamental to the ministry at Shrine Mont is the notion that the Conference Center remain "a place apart for rest, devotion and fellowship."
The Bishop's Advisory Commission on Shrine Mont retained McKee Carson to prepare a comprehensive resource management plan and economic development program for the Conference Center. Throughout this endeavor, the planning approach was founded and developed from the objectives set forth in the Shrine Mont Master Plan as originally prepared by the Commission.
In addressing the present and future needs of the Conference Center proper and protective management strategies for the adjacent forested areas, the study included analyses of user needs, site constraints, cultural and historical resources, land use, cost benefits, and cash flow models. Graphic studies included alternative development concepts, master land use plan, phasing plans, and environmental compatibility reports.