Posts Tagged ‘Parkersburg’

Group tours downtown buildings

Written by Michael Erb, News and Sentinal on . Posted in Media, News

PARKERSBURG – Local officials are teaming with architects and engineers to showcase potential uses for vacant buildings in downtown Parkersburg.

Carrie Nesselrode, executive director of Downtown PKB, said about a dozen local officials along with professionals from Charleston and Morgantown toured vacant buildings in downtown Parkersburg. The project is being overseen by Downtown PKB’s Economic Restructuring Committee.

The group was brought to the area through a cooperative agreement with Downtown PKB and the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative.

Project aims to rebuild local communities

Written by Mike Atkinson on . Posted in Media, News

The West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative and The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center are looking to rebuild communities across West Virginia by restoring undeveloped areas known as Brownfields.

The effort was launched with an event known as “Extreme Makeover: Brownfields Edition”, where eight cities from across the state were in the running to receive funding for the projects. Chester, Moundsville, Wheeling, Osage, Fairmont, Berkeley Springs, Shinnston and Parkersburg were invited to the event.

The NBAC has selected the four city projects to receive more than $20,000 in funding toward redeveloping the area.