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Hearing on CDBG grant application set for City Council meeting

Waynesboro City Council is holding a public hearing on Monday night on a proposed application for a Community Development Block Grant to fund downtown improvements.

The effort to build an application for submission for the grant has been led by the city, Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. and the Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

In spring 2010, the city obtained a $35,000 Downtown Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The purpose of the planning grant is to aid in further project development and improve local readiness to undertake a downtown improvement project.

Major elements of the planning study include community visioning and engagement, a downtown market analysis, a marketing/branding assessment, economic restructuring strategies and a coordinated physical improvement program.

More information on the project is available online at

The public hearing is on the agenda for the City Council meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in the Council Chambers at the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W. Main St., Waynesboro.