2017 HOME Funds Available

The HOME Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) in the Central Shenandoah Valley region has received funding to assist approximately eight firsttime, low- to moderate-income homebuyers in 2017. Created to help eligible homebuyers obtain decent, safe and affordable housing, this program has helped approximately 240 people in our region grow their […]

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Project Impact Preparedness Calendars Are Here

The 2017 Shenandoah Valley Project Impact Preparedness Calendar is now available. The demand for the free calendar remains high. In its ninth edition since 2003, the publication features preparedness tips and mitigation strategies for dealing with severe weather, emergencies, and disasters. The attractive calendar also contains historic photographs and fun […]

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VTC Releases Tourism Stats

Virginia Tourism Corporation has released data on the 2015 domestic travel economic impact on Virginia and its localities. The report includes estimates for travel expenditures, travel-generated employment and payroll income, as well as tax revenues for federal, state and local government. In 2015, domestic travelers spent nearly $956 million while […]

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Request for Proposal for Turnkey Transit Service Provision

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission is soliciting proposals from interested parties to provide turnkey provision of transit service referred to as BRITE Bus. The RFP document can be accessed here. Click on the following links to view the amendments: Amendment 1, December 14, 2016 Amendment 2, December 21, 2016 […]

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I-64 Corridor Study Kicks Off

A public meeting has been scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. December 12, 2016 at the Crozet Public Library located at 2020 Library Avenue in Crozet. This Open House will provide information and solicit the public’s feedback as part of an interregional study of transportation needs in the I-64 corridor […]

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Fields of Gold Publishes Fence Talk

“Fence Talk,” the Fields of Gold Farm Trail Newsletter that provides valuable information and resources to members of the Fields of Gold Farm Trail was published in October. This latest edition featured training and conference opportunities, marketing tools, and profiles of member farms and signature events. Read the entire newsletter […]

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Braiding the Way Community Forums Planned

A series of community forums have been scheduled for the Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation initiative in the Rockbridge Area. The purpose of the forums is to give the public the chance to review inventoried outdoor recreation assets such as trails, parks, boat access points, campgrounds, and birding / […]

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Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley Economic Impact Analysis Results Released

Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley Economic Impact Analysis Results Released A “Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley” Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) was conducted by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) in conjunction with regional partners from Shenandoah County Tourism, Bryce Resort, Greater Augusta Regional Tourism, Harrisonburg Tourism, Rockingham […]

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BRITE Bus Makes Route Changes in Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft

BRITE Bus Makes Route Changes in Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC), in cooperation with Virginia Regional Transit, has made revisions and schedule improvements impacting several routes in the BRITE Bus public transit system. The Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) North and South Shuttles, the […]

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Virginia Outdoor Plan Workshop Scheduled

The Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will hold a workshop for regional stakeholders of the Virginia Outdoor Plan, Sep. 30, 2016 10am-noon at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington,VA. Participants will learn what is needed to build a regional outdoor recreation […]

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