Monthly Q&A

Jackhammers, Sidewalks and Paint–Oh My! (June 2008)

Dear Eddie: Can you explain why there are so many construction projects downtown this Spring?

EB: The many projects are a healthy sign that investors, property owners, businesses, and the city see opportunity in our downtown to support revitalization efforts. The list of construction projects includes: phase one of the streetscape improvements, the Farmers’ Market pavilion, facade improvements such as the You Made It! and Blue Ridge Florist buildings, the renovation of the Sancar building and the Liskey buildings, the new Rockingham County administrative building, and the new Urban Exchange building. Collectively these projects exceed $30 million. Stay tuned for additional projects to be announced over the next several months.

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