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South Boston sets priorities for community development goals / March 01, 2018
Monday night, South Boston Town Council agreed to discuss and later vote on South Boston’s top community development projects for inclusion in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) – Regional Strategic Plan for Southern Virginia.

In 2017, the Council voted to designate the following projects at the Town’s top five:

John Randolph Hotel Project Development

Housing – Imperial Loft Project (completed in 2018)

Housing for low- to moderate-income citizens, veterans, first time homeowners

Hamilton Boulevard widening and four-laneing

Recreation – Plan with Halifax County to establish soccer fields, ball fields, and gymnasium.

Additional projects discussed were:

Proposed boat landing/nature park

Tobacco and Dan River Trails connection and extension.

North Main Street widening and sidewalks.

The following are staff suggestions for 2018:

Development of John Randolph Hotel project

Miller Homes Housing Project for low to moderate income, Veterans, and first time home buyers (Town received planning grant for project)

Hamilton Boulevard road improvement project – widening and 4-laneing

Development – Tobacco Heritage and Dan River trails.

North Main Street improvements widening and sidewalks

Downtown – two-way traffic

Riverfront development – landscaping for boat ramp

Joint recreation plan with Halifax County to develop a sports complex

The updated list must be submitted to the Southside Planning District Commission by March 31.

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