VAPDC Holds Annual Winter Conference

“Facilitating Collaboration in Virginia’s Diverse Regions” was the theme of this year’s Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions winter conference in Richmond on February 2-3.  Dr. Quentin Kidd, Vice Provost and Professor of Political Science at Christopher Newport University, provided the keynote at the Awards Banquet.

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New City Planners in the Region

Be sure to congratulate Rodney Rhodes, Staunton’s new Senior Planner, and Luke Juday, Waynesboro’s new Director of Planning on their new positions! Both Rhodes and Juday will serve on the Staunton Augusta Waynesboro MPO Technical Advisory Committee.    

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VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan Open House – February 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

VTrans is the Commonwealth’s long-range transportation plan. The Virginia Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP) is the short-range component of the plan and details transportation needs and recommendations through 2025.  Virginia is developing statewide multimodal transportation recommendations and your input is needed! The Virginia Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), alongside […]

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DHCD Offers How-to-Apply Workshops During January

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will soon be accepting applications for the Building Collaborative Communities (BCC), Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF), Building Entrepreneurial Economies (BEE), Community Business Launch (CBL) and Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) programs for fiscal year 2017-2018. DHCD will be conducting How-to-Apply Workshops for these […]

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Consultants Selected for On-Call

The CSPDC is pleased to announce the selection of six firms for its On-Call Consultant Program.  They are: A. Morton Thomas & Associates (AMT) Draper Aden Associates Hurt & Proffitt Kimley-Horn Timmons Group Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) The On-Call Consultant Program (OCP) was established by the CSPDC to facilitate quick […]

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I-64 SPaCE Working Group Meeting Scheduled

The CSPDC is hosting the second of six Working Group Meetings for the I-64 Shenandoah Piedmont Area Collaborative Effort (SPaCE) on January 31, 2017 at the Virginia Regional Transit facilities in Fishersville.  The discussion topic for this meeting is Public Safety. In addition to addressing corridor safety issues, the study […]

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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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