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Callao Revitalization project recieves $35,000 grant

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:21 am

Callao residents had a new reason to give thanks Thanksgiving Day.

On November 23, Northumberland County Administrator Luttrell Tadlock accepted a $35,000 planning grant for the Callao Revitalization Project. With the money from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the project can move into the serious planning phase. “Now, we’re doing the real deal,” County Economic Developmemnt Commission Executive Director Theresa Lambert said, “We’re getting into real planning.”

Experts from Hill Studio, a Roanoke firm specializing in community planning, architecture, landscape architecture and historic preservation has already had a look at Callao and will be back Dec. 7 and 8 to look at the town in greater detail. The firm will be looking at places where parks and sidewalks might be placed and how buildings appearances might be approved. The evening of Dec. 8, the firm’s representatives will present their conclusions to the project’s local management team and the public at a 7 p.m. public meeting at the Callao firehouse. The experts will be looking for public comments and suggestions to supplement its impressions, according to Lambert.



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