On Thursday, February 11th, Studio Ammons and the Buena Vista Economic Development Offices presented the new downtown revitalization plan. Find more information and the video recording below.
StudioAmmons and their design team were engaged by the City of Buena Vista to work with the City and its residents to create a forward looking plan for the City’s Downtown Business District, identifying revitalization needs and priorities, while developing a community vision and revitalization strategy that will include:
- a Plan for Promoting Local Identity and Opportunity
- an Economic Restructuring Plan, and
- a Physical Improvements Plan for the downtown area.
Funding for this work was provided through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) sponsored by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as part of their Business District Revitalization Grant program. The project initiatives and recommendations presented in this report will provide the necessary preparatory design work to allow the City to pursue CDBG implementation grants for these projects.
The final plan is now complete and can be found here. Physical copies of the plan can be picked up at the Municipal building, 2039 Sycamore Avenue.