According to a recent study by UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Harrisonburg population grew a total of 15.9 percent between 2001 and 2009. Estimates on the spreadsheet indicate that 5.8 percent of that growth (2,355 people) was due to a “natural increase,” and 10.1 percent (4,088) was due to migration. During the […]
The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds for a construction project to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County for access to the new RMH.
It seems like downtown parking is a topic that’s never quite been settled. As WSVA reports, the number of restaurants and shopping options downtown are growing, and the city and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance are commissioning a study of downtown parking, in order to gather “data and recommendations for meeting current and future parking needs within […]
hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the second question from her survey; What is your interest in policies designed to improve […]
Came across an interesting piece this morning from Harvard econ prof Edward Glasser. He takes a look at urban/ metropolitan areas and links sprawl and the skill level of the workforce to the unemployment rate. He finds, not surprisingly, that…
Tomorrow, March 12, VDOT’s Staunton District – which includes Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren, and Clarke Counties – will be holding a Public Meeting to “collect public input on a comprehensive plan to address long-term funding reductions.” The meeting will be held at the Augusta Government Center in Verona, VA beginning […]
The Valley Conservation Council (VCC) is currently seeking nominations for their annual Better Models for Development Awards. The awards “recognize new development projects that best add to our region’s quality of life, environmentally as well as economically.” VCC’s Six Principles for Better Development are:
The City’s long anticipated Erickson Avenue/ Stone Spring Road Project began on February 9. On February 10, Public Works staff gave a presentation to City Council providing descriptions of each project phase, updates on cost and funding, and anticipated impacts to traffic during Phase I of construction.
Last night Leslie Edwards’ documentary “Rocktown: From the Small Farm to the Big Box” debuted to a packed house at Court Square Theater. The film touched on local hotbuton issues including development, JMU expansion, immigration, police brutality, downtown revitalizaton, and the Blacks Run watershed. Edwards used clips from dozens of interviews with local figures in […]