Four Communities Named 2022 Industrial Revitalization Fund Grant Recipients

The Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) leverages local and private resources to achieve market-driven redevelopment of vacant and deteriorated industrial and commercial properties. The program focuses on vacant non-residential structures whose poor condition creates physical and economic blight to the surrounding area in which the structure is located.

The following communities were named 2022 IRF grant recipients:

Town of Blackstone | VUMAC Adaptive Reuse: Boutique Hotel | $600,000

City of Petersburg | Hotel Petersburg | $600,000

Culpeper County | Carver Food Incubator and Commercial Kitchen | $470,000

City of Newport News | 2510 Jefferson Avenue | $250,000

From left to right:

  • Town of Blackstone | former Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center (VUMAC)
  • City of Petersburg | former Hotel Petersburg
  • Culpeper County | former George Washington Carver Regional High School
  • City of Newport News | 2510 Jefferson Avenue, two-story building