Monday, December 5, 2022

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Colonial Parkway Repairs To Get Underway in 2023

Long overdue repairs to the Colonial Parkway are set to begin in 2023, work that will begin to address a massive backlog in road paving, bridge maintenance, and waterfront stabilization on the 23-mile scenic route that connects Jamestown to...

York County Recipient Of Virginia Community Development Block Grant

YORK-York County is one of several jurisdictions across Virginia to be awarded recently a Community Development Block Grant from the commonwealth. Grant funding goes toward housing rehabilitation, water and sewer improvements, and community development projects. More than $11.5 Million in...

New Roadway Connecting Route 143 and Route 60 In James City County Now Open

JAMES CITY-The opening of a new roadway as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Skiffes Creek Connector Project was announced on Thursday, November 17, following nearly two years of work. The project involved the establishment of a new roadway...

More Coffee Options Coming For College Of William & Mary Students

WILLIAMSBURG – Although it won’t open in time for cramming during this year’s final exams, a new coffee shop is under construction adjacent to the campus of the College of William & Mary. Starbucks will soon open a location on...

Additional Shops Being Pitched Along Monticello Avenue In James City County

JAMES CITY-A new commercial development along Monticello Avenue is in the early stages of consideration. Verdad Real Estate, Inc., would like to develop on parcels of land located on Old News Road and Ironbound Road for retail use, across from...

Williamsburg Planning Commission Turns Down Strawberry Plains Townhouse Project Over Abundant Concerns

WILLIAMSBURG–Landmark Village, a proposed townhouse community along Strawberry Plains Road, ran into two obstacles it could not overcome at the Williamsburg Planning Commission's November 16 hearing on a request to rezone 14 acres from single-family homes to higher density...

Maymont In Richmond Seeking Architects and Engineers For Major Expansion Projects

RICHMOND-The Maymont historic site in Richmond has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural and engineering design services for upcoming major expansion projects. Maymont is seeking bids from firms to help with upgrades to the Maymont Mansion as well...

Gloucester Schools Making Bus Violators A Priority

GLOUCESTER – Soon after Tanya Deckard was named the director of transportation for Gloucester County Public Schools in 2019, she noticed a disturbing trend. There had been an increase in the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses. Close...

Hampton City Council Approves Rezoning Request For Former Deaf And Blind School Site

HAMPTON—On Wednesday, November 9, Hampton City Council heard presentations from City Council Staff and NorthPoint Development on a proposal to rezone approximately 63 acres of land at the former site of the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and...

New Research Facility At VIMS In The Works

GLOUCESTER – When Chesapeake Bay Hall at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) was completed in 1997, it was able to accommodate the needs of its students. In the 25 years since, building needs, student needs and research...

The Arbors At Williamsburg Now Leasing

YORK-The Arbors at Williamsburg, a luxury apartment complex designed for senior citizens, is now open. The development was constructed on the site of the former The Village Shops at Kingsmill on Pocahontas Trail. The Arbors at Williamsburg, which first began leasing...

Townhouse Plan On Strawberry Plains Road In Williamsburg Raises Concerns Among Neighbors

WILLIAMSBURG–One of the toughest challenges of developing new projects in a mature city, what the construction industry calls “infill” development, is making the piece you want to add fit comfortably with the pieces that are already in place.  The business...

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York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...