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The NRVRC Blog

Town of Pulaski Zoning Ordinance Revision

The Town of Pulaski is revising its Zoning Ordinance to expand permitted uses in various zoning districts, reduce barriers for redevelopment and infill developments, and simplify and clarify the contents to reduce the need for interpretation while also making it easier to administer.

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Transportation Update

The Commission is working with partners from Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech to share transportation, land use, and infrastructure plans. A series of planning group discussions focused on the Prices Fork Road Corridor, from US Route 460 Bypass to McCoy Road.

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Prices Fork School Community Revitalization Project

As one of the main components of the Old Prices Fork School Community Revitalization Project, the Prices Fork Food Center is an innovative approach centered around a commercial incubator kitchen for start-up or expanding food-based entrepreneurs. Supported, in part, by two anchor tenants, a farm to table restaurant and local craft brewpub, the incubator kitchen will provide food-based businesses with access to a certified kitchen with high-capacity equipment and supportive business services to assist entrepreneurs with business planning, financing, and marketing.

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Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo

NRVRC staff and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) are currently planning the upcoming Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo. The 2017 Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo is a free event and will be held at Bisset Park in Radford April 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm.

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New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board’s New Strategic Plan

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (NRMRWDB) has submitted to the State a new Strategic Plan to guide the organization, and the region, in meeting the skill needs of regional businesses. A State level committee will review this plan prior to approval. The Plan is due to go into effect on July 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2020.

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