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Timberville Approves ARPA-funded Projects

WHSV3: May 13, 2022 | The Town Council of Timberville approved the use of a portion of its $1.78 million in ARPA funds for a number of projects. Projects include a remodeling of the Timberville Police Department, upgrades to American Legion Park, and water infrastructure improvements.

Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, and Highland selected to participate in DHCD’s Work From Home Pilot Program

April 14, 2022 | The Work from Home Pilot Program was recently launched by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to help localities strengthen their remote worker / resident attraction efforts, ensuring they’re built around individuals and place-based strategies. 3 of the 5 localities selected to participate are in the Central Shenandoah Region.

CSPDC Hosting Regional Roundtable on Main Street Resiliency

The CSPDC will host a regional roundtable focused on Main Street Resiliency on Thursday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m. Join the Regional Roundtable to learn pandemic recovery strategies for your downtown. Presentations by Matthew Wagner, Chief Program Officer at Main Street America, and Courtney Mailey, a Community Revitalization Specialist at Virginia Main Street, will cover current trends and best practices to support the economic recovery of local main streets. The CSPDC’s COVID-19 Economic Analysis concluded that downtown areas were most heavily impacted by the pandemic and will take longer to recover compared to the rest of the region. The analysis studied downtown areas in the following cities and towns: Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Buena Vista, Lexington, Bridgewater, Broadway, Monterey, and Hot Springs. Featuring research by Main Street America and Virginia Main Street, the CSPDC’s regional roundtable will provide takeaways applicable to all localities in the Central Shenandoah region.

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