Vision for Downtown

Thanh -- September 24th, 2008

A presentation by local architect Eugene Stoltzfus, on The Vision for Downtown, will be held on Thursday September 25 at 6:30pm at City Council Chambers, 409 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg. The presentation is open to the public and will also be aired live on City Span, Channel 3 on Comcast Cable for citizens to watch from home.

The project was commissioned by the Economic Committee of Harrisonburg Downtown Renissance. One result of the project is an interesting book titled “Urban Values and a Vision for Downtown“. The project and book highlights “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of past development in Downtown Harrisonburg and uses descriptions alongside animated 3-D models to paint a vision for what Downtown Harrisonburg has the potential to become. The book specifically “explore[s] urban design ideas as they might relate to the Federal Street and South Liberty Street areas. [It] also look[s] at Black’s Run, the new Pedestrian Loop, and the Gateways into the city.”

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