East Main Downtown Plan

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Project Description:

The East Main Downtown Plan aims to develop strategies to strengthen the economic vitality of the area, capitalize on future economic opportunities, and create a destination that is well connected with the surrounding residential areas and nearby Radford University.


Goals:

This project will help in many areas such as:

  • Engaging with the business community, property owners, residents, and visitors.
  • Understanding changing marketplace and identifying realistic business and real estate opportunities.
  • Developing a business district revitalization strategy.
  • Identifying opportunities for buildings, public infrastructure, and public spaces improvements to make East Main Downtown an attractive place for visitors and a location for business recruitment and retention.
  • Preparing downtown streetscapes concepts and gathering inputs from the community



Why We Want You to Participate & How to Get Involved:

We want to capture your perspective on what is important to you as a business owner, someone who lives within the city, a student who lives or studies in Radford, and as visitors of the city. We value your voice and input. We invite everyone to share their ideas using the community engagement tools below.


Start engaging by dropping a pin on the map or posting a note on a community ideas board!

Project Description:

The East Main Downtown Plan aims to develop strategies to strengthen the economic vitality of the area, capitalize on future economic opportunities, and create a destination that is well connected with the surrounding residential areas and nearby Radford University.


Goals:

This project will help in many areas such as:

  • Engaging with the business community, property owners, residents, and visitors.
  • Understanding changing marketplace and identifying realistic business and real estate opportunities.
  • Developing a business district revitalization strategy.
  • Identifying opportunities for buildings, public infrastructure, and public spaces improvements to make East Main Downtown an attractive place for visitors and a location for business recruitment and retention.
  • Preparing downtown streetscapes concepts and gathering inputs from the community



Why We Want You to Participate & How to Get Involved:

We want to capture your perspective on what is important to you as a business owner, someone who lives within the city, a student who lives or studies in Radford, and as visitors of the city. We value your voice and input. We invite everyone to share their ideas using the community engagement tools below.


Start engaging by dropping a pin on the map or posting a note on a community ideas board!

  • FAQs

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    Question: Why is the City of Radford engaging online?

    Traditional public engagement or community involvement usually involves attending a public meeting or providing written submissions to the city council, and this can often be time-consuming and inconvenient, and sometimes intimidating. However, EngageNRV gives you the opportunity to have your say on issues that are important to you, at a time and place of your choice.

    • It is a quick, safe and convenient way to have your say on a range of issues and topics.
    • It is a great way to keep up to date and contribute your views on issues affecting your community.
    • You can see what other community members think about an issue or topic, respond with your own views and engage in a discussion.
    • You do not have to attend community meetings at a set place and time, you can contribute at a time and place that suits you.
    • It allows for a range of people, with different perspectives to discuss matters that may impact the community.


    How do I submit my feedback?

    Submit your feedback via the online discussion forums, quick polls, forms, and surveys relevant to each of the open projects.

    To participate for the first time, simply:

    • Sign up for EngageNRV by clicking on the "Sign Up" or "Register" button on the top right of any page
    • Choose a username and password
    • Complete a few questions about yourself
    • You will receive an email to validate your email address
    • Return to the website and click the "Sign In" button


    Why do I need to register to this site to make a comment?

    While registration is not required to access our site, it is necessary for many of the more interactive engagement opportunities. We ask you to register to the website for a few reasons.

    • It helps ensure that a broader set of perspectives have an opportunity to be represented by attributing feedback and frequency of feedback to individuals.
    • It promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses because feedback can be attributed to them.
    • It also means that we can let you know any news if something major changes about the consultation.


    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes! Your privacy is absolutely protected, and the City will only use your email to contact you with updates. Your email address will not be distributed to any third party or used for any other purpose. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as part of your participation. For more information, please review our FAQ page and Terms and Conditions.