NRVRC staff, and town staff and residents from Glen Lyn, Pearisburg, and Rich Creek in Giles County are in the middle of a project to encourage downtown redevelopment of commercial properties, and attract or start new businesses to serve visitors and local shoppers. The project focuses on highlighting opportunities and resources for outdoor recreation, including the New River, hiking trails, sports and camping.
SAVE THE DATE! On August 26th, 2017, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, will host the Fall 2017 ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up Event. All five localities are cleaning-up different sections of the New River watershed, whether it be on the New River or on one of its tributaries.
Giles County is in the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan. This process of updating the Comprehensive Plan allows the County to assess the changes that have occurred within the County since the last update, evaluate current issues and practices, and adapt to changing state and other regulations.
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.
The draft New River Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. To follow progress and participate through the public comment process be sure to check in at our website: http://nrvrc.org/hazardmitigation/ or call 540.639.9313.
NRVRC staff have been working with staff and citizens of the Town of Pulaski to implement economic development strategies related to the historic downtown district of Pulaski.