The Regional Commission has been working with the staff and Planning Commission of Pulaski County in updating the Comprehensive Plan, which is nearing completion. The plan has incorporated the insights and feedback from the community survey, planning commission meetings, focus group meetings, and discussions with County Planning staff and various Department Heads.
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Pulaski County recently conducted a community survey as part of the comprehensive plan update process. This was a broad public engagement effort to identify community priorities and desires which is essential for developing various aspects and elements of the Comprehensive Plan and to guide the County’s future.
The Regional Commission has been working with the Town of Christiansburg to administer a Planning Grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Since late 2018, the Giles County Tourism Office and the New River Valley Regional Commission have been working to implement a Virginia Main Street Commercial District Affiliate grant on behalf of the Town of Narrows. The goal of the $7,000 grant is to coordinate the ‘Main Street’ development efforts of towns in the New River Valley by launching a modified New River Valley version of the successful ‘Hometowns of the Clinch’ model that towns along the Clinch River have developed to help their communities.
The Regional Commission and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) recently completed the New River Valley Trail Guide, a resource showcasing outdoor recreation assets across the region.