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Old 03-11-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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I feel quite certain that there are some very detailed underlying plans for the site that have not been made public yet. To be one of 20 cities in the United States selected for this grant, and from what I understand, we scored the second highest of all the cities that were awarded the cleanup grants, there is undoubtedly a lot of "behind the scenes" planning that is not being made public yet.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Heritage Farm is now affiliated with a The Smithsonian!

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A popular spot in Huntington that allows visitors to step back into time is now an affiliate member of the Smithsonian Institute.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village is West Virginia’s first member of the program.
Heritage Farm In Huntington Joins Smithsonian Institute - WCHS - ABC
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Huntington takes a direct approach to fixing potholes. They give the number to call the Public Works Dept directly or you can use the City of Huntington app. The press release also gives the link to report potholes on state roads and lists which roads the state is responsible for.

Submit Potholes for Repair | Huntington News

WVDOT - Request for Road Repairs
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Council looking at ways to improve services and also possibly have a capital improvement fund. Chief Ciccarelli also had some good news:

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There's good news, too, Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli told council at the Saturday morning, March 14 budget hearing that crime has dropped 21.5%.
DEVELOPING ... Council Discusses Possible Reallocation of and Increase of Huntington Fees | Huntington News
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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A few things from a HMDA meeting:

HMDA discusses EPA grant, Kinetic Park | The Herald-Dispatch

Regarding the $400,000 clean up grant-

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Bell said a $400,000 grant has been applied for to assist in the cleanup. "We expect to be awarded that grant," he said.
Further development at Kinetic Park-

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"The plans at the current time are that the hotel will have a closing within two weeks of the property known as lot No. 6," Bell said. "We have previously approved this transaction; I just wanted to give you an update that everything is moving along very smoothly. The city has issued the building permit; we are in good shape and they are in good shape." The HMDA exercised its right to an executive session to discuss the Advanced Polymer Center before the meeting adjourned.
Marshall acquires the Douglas Center-

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Also on Monday's agenda was the release of liens for and approved purchase of the Douglass Centre, the former Douglass High School, by Marshall University from the Douglass Centre LP for $780,000. Douglass Center LP is controlled by the Ebenezer Medical Outreach Inc. Marshall Health will manage the building and keep all of its tenants, including Ebenezer Medical Outreach, which will downsize its space on the first floor, opening up space for Marshall Health.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Let's see. $200,000? Check. $400,000? Almost Check. $10 million...

And also at Kinetic Park, it looks like the AMP gym construction is moving along. I don't know when they plan on moving, but they'll be vacating space behind the new Firehouse Subs by WV Steel. Alternate Fitness said they're preparing on opening in a location in/near downtown; could this be it?
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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That's my guess on the Alt. Fitness elewis but I haven't heard anything for certain yet. Great location and the space has already been used for something similar so it seems to be a no brainer.

Here's another way Huntington is trying to improve the business environment:

'Business with the Mayor' Forum Announced | Huntington News
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Increasing property values increase school funds:

Property values boost school funds | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jay Williams to Participate in Economic Revitalization Roundtable Discussion:

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jay Williams to Participate in Economic Revitalization Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams | Huntington News

More funding for the Old Main Corridor Project ($350,000) and the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health Pedestrian Bridge ($500,000). Hopefully this means the Hal Greer bridge will be built soon.

Gov. Tomblin Announces Transportation Alternatives, Recreational Trails Program Grants | Huntington News
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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Are they expected to do the next portion of the Old Main Corridor this summer, and will it be the final section of the project?

As for the pedestrian bridge, this grant could also be for the bridge across the Guyandotte that CSX donated. I haven't heard about any progress with that, so it might be for that as well. I would love for it to be the Hal Greer bridge, but both projects are important for overall connectivity.
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