At the closing luncheon of Downtown Intersections—the gathering of Virginia’s Main Street and downtown revitalization network—eight awards marked the best of the year. Erik Johnston, director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development presented the awards, noting the power of collaborative effort toward in creating places that attract investment and people.
Short videos—each a little over 2 minutes—showed the teams and energy behind the projects. Click on the image below to watch a specific video on YouTube, or go to the DHCD YouTube channel and watch them all.
Congratulations to the awarded communities. We look forward to next year’s event, when we’ll celebrate an new crop of smart strategies realized by dedicated leaders.
OUR 2019 AWARDEES
Best Adaptive Reuse Project
Guncotton Coffee and Gallery – Hopewell, VA
Best Historic Rehabilitation Project
Academy of Music Theater – Lynchburg, VA
Best Downtown Public Improvement Project
Downtown Streetscape Project – Wytheville, VA
Southern Frills – South Boston, VA
White Mill 3D Prospect Video – Danville, VA
Best Downtown Business Promotion
Holiday Open House – Blackstone, VA
Volunteer of the Year
Bill Gatewood – Ashland, VA
Outstanding Fundraising Effort
A Downtown Affair – Fredericksburg, VA