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Old 06-22-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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Reports are out today for the possible construction of a mid-rise elderly apartment building on Doulton Ave. I hadn't heard any mention of plans for this until now. Does anyone know any details about this project?


From the Herald-Dispatch:
"During the meeting, council also will consider a measure to commit $843,265 in funds for the Cabell-Wayne Home Consortium Trust Fund. If approved, the funds would be put toward the construction of a mid-rise elderly housing project at 1661 Doulton Ave. The total cost of the project is $5.4 million."


From HuntingtonNews.net:
"Finally, council will be asked to reallocate prior year HOME funds for its contribution to a mid-rise 40 unit apartment at 1661 Doulton Avenue, which is part of the Hal Greer Blvd./Fairfield redevelopment."
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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That's part of the planned project to replace the government housing being torn down on Hal Greer Blvd. I'm not sure if this has to be built before the last section can be torn down or not. If so, let's hope that they get the ball rolling quickly.

I was also glad to see them increase the penalties for code enforcement infractions, specifically going after dead beat land lords. Let's hope this encourages those who don't want to do anything to either step up their game or unload their property to someone who will.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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https://twitter.com/huntingtoncity/s...96833852866560

In case you all aren't on Twitter.

Edit - the original tweet is now gone. It said the Mayor "will join private developers in making a significant announcement about the future of downtown #HuntingtonWV at 11am Wed." I have no clue why they deleted it. If/when the announcement happens, I would venture to guess it has something to do with either the redevelopment of the parking lot at 4th Ave and 8th St or is about Harris Riverfront Park.

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Old 06-30-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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Can I just say that I would absolutely love to see a ferris wheel be part of the Riverfront redevelopment. It would be a significant 1-time investment but surely you could pay for it just during the summer months during times like Rails & Ales, Summerfest?, Hot Dog Festival and Jewel City Jamboree. I think it would stay busy on weekends.

We really need to think of things like that that draw people from the surrounding areas. It may sound simple or even silly, but it would be another thing to set Huntington apart from Ashland and Charleston.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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Any word from the Mayors office yet on downtown development?
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Not a word. I don't know why it was deleted/cancelled (scheduling?), but there's been no news at all on the matter. There's obviously something waiting in the wings, though.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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It appears that Huntington has been awarded a Brownfields grant. I assume this is the $400,000 that had been mentioned several months ago when they announced the revitalization plans for the ACF property.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Huntington will receive a brownfields grant for environmental property assessments. In addition, Coalfield Development Corp. will receive an environmental job training grant for Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mingo Counties.
DEVELOPING: Huntington Will Receive Brownfields Grant | Huntington News
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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This is great news. Hopefully this helps give us more consideration in the America's Best City competition as well. Hopefully we'll hear something about that planned announcement soon as well.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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https://twitter.com/huntingtoncity/s...09961056522240

https://twitter.com/huntingtoncity/s...10207467687937

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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More coverage on the EPA grant: City gets $400K from EPA | The Herald-Dispatch
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