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Partial Traffic Closure At South & Main

Monday, April 18, 2011

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South Main Street (Route 11) at the intersection of South Avenue will be partially closed on Tuesday April 19 at 9PM through Wednesday April 20 at 6AM.

City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Dull? Not last night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting. Thirty people turned out and stayed two hours to support various initiatives, including an exemption from a solar tax, and the addition of the Northend Greenway to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. In addressing the issue of tax exemptions for certified solar energy equipment, Harrisonburg City […]

City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

Saturday, March 5, 2011


City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

UPDATE: The issue of a solar panel tax exemption in Harrisonburg arose because EMU requested an exemption, and City Council is trying to find a way to manage that request while simultaneously preventing a tax on residential solar additions. — In an email to a local environmental list-serve, Harrisonburg attorney and solar advocate Tom Domonoske […]

Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

A regional restaurant chain popular in southwestern Virginia is expected to open a location behind the Valley Mall sometime this fall. In Friday’s Daily News-Record, Doug Manners reported that Macado’s “will fill a vacancy left on Deyerle Avenue by The Pub.”

Arrested Development At Preston Lake?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Arrested Development At Preston Lake?

Development of an expansive new urbanist subdivision east of Harrisonburg has slowed since the housing market crash in 2008. Doug Manners reported in Saturday’s Daily News-Record that The Hine Group, the developer behind Preston Lake has been “locked in a still-unsettled legal battle with its lender, Wachovia Bank,” and that the development may be headed […]

The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

The North Valley Pike Strategic Corridor Plan, which recommends turning Route 11 north of Harrisonburg into a “two lane ‘main street,’ with a new parallel road serving through traffic,” was presented at a public meeting last week, and is scheduled to be finalized and presented to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors in July.

RMH Hosting Open House June 6

Friday, June 4, 2010

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The opening date for the new hospital is fast approaching, and RMH is hosting an open house this Sunday to familiarize visitors with the property.

Apartments South by South Main

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Last week, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission approved updated plans to build 466 “student housing” apartments in the southern part of town, between Main Street and Interstate-81. Previous plans for the site, which included 322 condos and 144 apartments, have already been approved by City Council. But the new developer, identified in today’s DNR as Richard […]

One Court Square: Use vs Bid

Friday, February 26, 2010


One Court Square has been vacant for so long, it’s become a sort of unfunny joke among certain downtowners. The city and HRHA bought the property for $1 million in 2004, spent another $450,000 on renovations, and has been unsuccessfully trying to break even on a sale ever since. Despite rumors of businesses moving in, […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.