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 delivery of professional and/or nonprofessional services in the areas of transportation, civil engineering, environmental, and general planning services to its member jurisdictions and other eligible entities. For more information about the OCP and procedures for accessing the services of these consultants, please contact the CSPDC.

I-64 SPaCE Working Group Meeting Scheduled

space signsThe 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 team will provide the working group with a project update that includes a summary of the first Working Group Meeting held in November of 2016, feedback received from the December Open House, and information on the Federal Highway Administration PlanWorks process.  Presentations will be made by Virginia State Police, VDOT Traffic Operations, Waynesboro EMS, and CSPDC Emergency Management Planners.
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the CSPDC are undertaking this transportation study to examine transportation issues in the I-64 Corridor from Charlottesville to Staunton. The project will examine traffic congestion, transit, economic development, environment and public safety issues.
For more information, please visit the study website.

Transportation Study Planned for Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center and Myers Corner Area

WWRC STUDY PHOTOA small area study will commence this month to examine congestion and safety issues at the intersection of US 250 & Woodrow Wilson Ave / Lifecore Drive in Fishersville. The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) is leading this effort in partnership with Augusta County, VDOT and an engineer selected from the CSPDC On-call Consultant program.

The study area extends along US 250 between Idlewood Boulevard and Barren Ridge Road; and on Woodrow Wilson Avenue (VA 358) from US 250 to the Y intersection with Hornet Drive. The study will analyze observed and recorded congestion and safety issues, evaluate a potential new connection to the Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center, and develop a set of short- and long-term improvement recommendations. The study is to be completed by the end of 2017.

2017 HOME Funds Available

Home pictureThe 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 personal wealth and equity through homeownership.

Of the households the CSPDC has helped over the past few years:

  • 41% percent have household income levels below 50% of the area median income.
  • The majority of households have children under the age of 18 living at home.
  • 40% are single-parent households.
  • Almost half are minority households represented primarily by Hispanic households, an increasing segment of the region’s minority population.

The CSPDC partners with lenders and housing providers in the area to identify eligible homebuyers. For more information on the HOME program, contact Kimberly Miller,, 540-885-5174.

Project Impact Preparedness Calendars Are Here

Picture of 2017 Calendar (874x1280)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 holidays for each day of the year. The calendar is available at local government buildings and public libraries throughout the region. Contact Rebecca Joyce at or 540-885-5174 for additional information.