News from the CSPDC Region

March 2024

Town of Glasgow Adopts Update to Comprehensive Plan

On February 13, 2024, Glasgow Town Council adopted the 2024 update to the Town of Glasgow Comprehensive Plan. The town is required to prepare, adopt, and regularly update the comprehensive plan for the purpose of guiding current and future development. The 2024 update to the comprehensive plan was prepared by the Glasgow Planning Commission, with technical assistance from the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission.

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Progress Made on Renovation of the Lewis Street Transit Hub  

The Lewis Street Transit Hub rehabilitation project is well underway. Looking at the hub today it might appear that nothing is happening – but in the background the CSPDC project team has been working hard to bring this project to life.  

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2024 Watershed Wellness Mini-Grant - Application Cycle Now Open 

The CSPDC Watershed Wellness Mini-Grant is a reimbursement grant that provides up to $3,500 in non-match funding for constructing practical, cost-effective, and ready-to-go best management practice (BMP) projects that improve water quality and reduce runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Funding is available for localities and non-profits within the five-county CSPDC region. Funding is provided through the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) program.

The application is available from Wednesday, February 28 and closes on Friday, March 29, 2024. Projects must be constructed by December 20, 2024.

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The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bike Walk Summit Returns!

After a COVID-19 pandemic hiatus, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Bike Walk Summit returns on April 12, 2024. The Bike Summit will highlight the potential for economic development when transportation and recreation meet, and will feature Ryan Hale, CEO of Laneshift, as a keynote speaker. Ryan has extensive experience in helping to plan and develop the successful trail system in rural Northwest Arkansas. The Bike Summit will be held 8 am – 4 pm at The Loft at Liberty St. in Harrisonburg and will provide local leaders and community members to gather and learn ways to implement bike and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure in the region.


The 2024 Harrisonburg Rockingham Bike Walk Summit is free, but registration is encouraged. 

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2023 Afton Express Annual Report Now Available 

The CSPDC is pleased to present the 2023 Annual Report for the Afton Express Commuter Bus Service. The Afton Express launched in September 2021 and has grown each year since. With just over two years of operations under our belt, the Afton Express has become a fixture in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro community – connecting commuters from their homes in the Valley to jobs, healthcare, shopping, and other opportunities in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Bonnie Recognized for Service in the Region

On March 1, Bonnie Riedesel was recognized for her 29 years of service to the region. Frank Friedman, Mayor of Lexington and vice-chair of the CSPDC, presented Bonnie with a Commendation from Delegate Ellen Campbell of the Virginia House of Delegates for her service to the Commonwealth and the region. Bonnie has retired as Executive Director of the CSPDC having worked with the CSPDC since 1994. She will stay on part-time until her replacement is hired.

Retirement Announcement

CSPDC is Hiring

Planner I/Planner II - This position provides planning services for localities which may include a broad range of services such as economic development, transportation, transit, environmental, emergency management, housing, recreation, and capacity building.


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