Downtown Revitalization Management Team Meeting

The CDBG Downtown Revitalization Project’s Management Team will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will be located in the Town Council Chambers at 42 First Street, N.W.  Attached is the agenda and a consumer survey to be discussed.

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Kick-Off Meeting – Downtown Planning

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Join the Town of Pulaski in the Kick-Off Meeting of Downtown Planning on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Historic Pulaski Train Station.

Meet the consultants selected for the planning efforts.  Learn more about the project timeline and tasks to be completed.  Most importantly, be a part of the process in achieving the Vision for Downtown Pulaski.

 

Pulaski on Main Unveiling: Friday, October 7, 11 a.m.

Pulaski on Main (POM) will unveil its new office space at 83 West Main Street on Friday, October 7 at 11:00AM. At an Open House event sponsored and catered by ETHOS Technologies, POM invites the public to visit the new space, which will be used as a resource center for current and potential residents and business owners. Utilizing all local 13312879_233539153698983_2630001442822710517_ntalent and a limited budget, the office showcases the Town of Pulaski’s industrial heritage, agricultural appeal and technological capabilities.

Throughout its two and half year growth and development phases, POM has been able to research and develop methods that will benefit Town business owners and residents. In March, Pulaski Town Council approved a proposal from POM to implement an organization that will assist and promote existing Town businesses and work to cultivate a new base of downtown businesses.

By working with a diverse steering committee and the Town of Pulaski over the past six months, a business resource guide has been developed which provides direct access to applicable Town resource offices such as business license/tax information, zoning stipulations, and inspections, among others. A directory of Town businesses and vacant buildings has also been compiled for prospective or current business owners. Pulaski on Main will also provide new Pulaski Town residents with a welcome guide, providing easy access to information about utilities, trash collection, town office contacts, etc.

Additionally, POM participated in Community U, a series of planning sessions facilitated by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and supported by the Town of Pulaski, to develop a cohesive vision to support the Town’s future.

Pulaski on Main looks forward to working with downtown businesses and organizations to promote a vision of strength, unity, and progress as the Town of Pulaski transitions into a hub for recreation and entrepreneurship.

From The Pulaski Patriot

Pulaski’s Downtown Vision

A crowd gathered at the Pulaski Senior Center for the September 6 Town Council meeting, and community development was a steady theme.  It’s clear that there’s both optimism and a will to continue supporting the positive changes seen in the heart of the community.

Kicking off the meeting was a well received presentation by four of the 40 community leaders who participated in Community U. (Thanks to Linda, Cathy, Mike, and Tyler for a very professional and clear presentation.)  Council showed strong support and appreciation for the work.  Additionally, Council later approved the Our Town application process, dedicating a $7,500 match to the effort.

Next steps:  More outreach and the pocket park mock-up at PulaskiFest, close work with consultants to define specific investments, and the completion of the Our Town grant application, led by town grant writer, Catherine Van Noy. We’ll keep you posted here.

Even if you haven’t been involved yet, there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved in coming months. Contact Nichole Hair.

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Tonight at Pulaski Town Council: A Vision for investment downtown (updated location).

Community U participants will present the downtown vision to the Pulaski Town Council TONIGHT at 7 PM at the Senior Center  (106 NWashington Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301).

13312879_233539153698983_2630001442822710517_nFour Community U team members have volunteered to present the vision to Council. Whatever level of involvement you had, from our initial community assessments to in-depth plan reviews, come on out and show support for the next phase of downtown revitalization strategies.

The presentation bridges our visioning phase with the planning phase of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Management Team and the early implementation projects that we’ll coordinate through Pulaski on Main.  We’ll post presentation details here tomorrow.