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Benches on a brick patio

The Town of Pulaski recently completed a downtown revitalization project that included the rehabilitation of 11 building facades, streetscape and public space improvements, street furnishings, and other general enhancements along West Main Street. For this particular project, the Town established a partnership with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in October 2018. Nearly $700,000 in grant funding was matched with $906,838.06 in private investments, local cash, and documented in-kind match. The work attracted new local businesses and has helped to restore several historically significant downtown properties.

While the initial scope of work included a handful of other property improvements, the Town staff was able to exceed expectations by tripling the local match commitment and investing more in downtown aesthetics and furnishings. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited downtown, you might want to check out West Main Street!

The Regional Commission was pleased to support the Town of Pulaski with grant administration and regulatory compliance associated with West Main Street improvements. For more information contact Elijah Sharp esharp@nrvrc.org.