June 14, 2018
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Slip ramp to Central Park opens today 

VDOT this morning opened the separate, free-flow lane from the Interstate 95 southbound exit ramp to Carl D. Silver Parkway. The slip ramp is part of a $21 million project to improve safety and enhance operations at Exit 130. The new lane will allow I-95 southbound traffic to directly exit the interstate and enter the Central Park shopping area without merging with traffic on Route 3 westbound.
New video series profiles 'Wonders of Wolfe Street'

This week is part one of a series profiling the eclectic mix of businesses along the Wolfe Street corridor. This episode features the Wm. Mason II Violin Shop.

Soccer tournament returning to region

More than 15,000 participants and family members are expected to be in the region June 28-July 3 for the 2018 U.S. Youth Soccer Region Championships. The event will be at Embrey Mill in Stafford and the VYSA Soccer Fields in Spotsylvania, but many attendees will be staying in and visiting Fredericksburg. The event was held in the region last year as well, and large crowds were reported at area restaurants and stores.

Please take City's business broadband survey 

Your response will help the City better understand how, where and why 22401 businesses use the Internet. This information will help us improve Internet access and reliability. 

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Eagle Scout project leads to upgrade at Dixon Park

A rising junior at James Monroe High School helped create a new fitness course at Dixon Park. 

Council working toward changes to parking near UMW

The changes involve establishing resident-permit parking zones in both the College Heights and College Terrace neighborhoods near UMW and removing the "No UMW Student Parking" signs there, as well as establishing two-hour parking on the campus side of certain blocks of College Avenue. Two ordinances dealing with these issues were on the City Council agenda Tuesday. 

Read on (Fredericksburg.com)
Governor announces appointments to UMW Board

The Governor's Office yesterday announced the appointment of three new members to the Board of Visitors.

Read on (UMW.edu)
More on Ike's 

Here is an FLS article on the new downtown sandwich shop. 

Read on (Fredericksburg.com)
Lease report from Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

The brokerage firm reports being involved in the following Fredericksburg lease transactions in May:
  • C&R Carpet and Rugs, 6,608 sq.ft. of industrial/flex space at 311 Central Road
  • E & L Transport, 5,400 sq.ft. of industrial space at 1117 Tyler St.
  • The WhatKnott Shop, 4,500 sq.ft. of industrial space at 1117 Tyler St.
  • Clear Bubbles (renewal), 3,500 sq.ft. of retail space in Eagle Village at 1245 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Movement Mortgage LLC, 3,530 sq.ft. of office space in Eagle Village at 1125 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • The Law Offices of Jay Jackson, 1,071 sq.ft. of office space in The Princess Anne Building at 904 Princess Anne St.
Property of the Week: 2931 Plank Rd. ~ Central Park

5,296 s.f. freestanding restaurant facility on 1.4 acres with 133 parking spaces. Established daytime population of more than 64,571, including employees from the 108,000 s.f. of office space within the center and other businesses near Central Park. Signage on Plank Road at signalized intersection with 86,000 vehicles per day. 
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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