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Harrisonburg Grows

Monday, February 1, 2010

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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 […]

$10 Million For Port Road Expansion

Friday, January 22, 2010

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds for a construction project to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County for access to the new RMH.

New downtown parking study

Monday, November 9, 2009

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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 […]

Candidates on “Green” Policies

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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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 […]

the Great Recession and Downtown Development

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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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…

VDOT Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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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 […]

Better Models for Development nominations

Monday, February 16, 2009

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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:

Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road begins!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

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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.

Rocktown Doc Premieres at CST

Friday, February 6, 2009

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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 […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.