GALAX-BOTTOM-EAST VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

Galax, Va.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Following a 2012 neighborhood study the City identified specific community development and housing needs in the Bottom neighborhood which were then separated into multiple implementation phases. Summit developed a successful funding proposal for the first phase in 2012 which was funded for $2.6 million CDBG and matching funds.

Phases I/II improved the living conditions of twenty-six (26) households with housing rehabilitation and significant expansion of the area’s stormwater management system. Additional improvements to the exterior facades and sites of ten (10) commercial properties in the project area eliminated blighting influences in the neighborhood. Phase III is well underway to rehabilitate or substantially reconstruct fourteen (14) owner-occupied or investor-owned rental properties,remove blight with improvements to the buildings/sites of eleven (11) commercial properties, and continue the substantial infrastructure improvements throughout the neighborhood.

A neighborhood study, funded with a 2013 CDBG Planning Grant, assisted the Town in identifying specific community development and housing needs in the neighborhood. The proposed improvement plan focused on the rehabilitation of houses in conjunction with water, sewer, and street improvements.


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A neighborhood study, funded under a 2008 CDBG Planning Grant, assisted the Town in identifying specific community development and housing needs in the neighborhood. The proposed improvement plan focused on the rehabilitation of houses in conjunction with water and street improvements.


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We provided the Town with turn-key funding application support, Acquisition and Relocation assistance by following federal Uniform Relocation Act (URA) procedures in providing all proper acquisition and relocation notices, identifying relocation options, calculating benefits, completing all state and federal relocation forms, and ensuring the demolition of the vacant home.


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