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Urban Development Areas Grant

The Town of Christiansburg was awarded at $65,000 Urban Development Area Technical Assistance Grant through the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment on June 1, 2015. Through this grant areas for targeted development were designated through a Comprehensive Plan Amendment.

Urban Development Areas (UDAs) are designated areas appropriate for targeted growth:
  • proximity to transportation facilities,
  • availability of water and sewer, or
  • proximity to a developed area.

The four UDAs adopted by Town Council on November 22, 2016  are:
  1. Cambria UDA
  2. Downtown UDA
  3. Institute UDA
  4. Mall UDA

To learn more about this grant and the amendment process please click here.

Obesity Prevention Grant

The Town of Christiansburg applied for this Obesity Prevention Grant in coordination with the New River Valley Health District. The grant was intended to promote healthy activity and prevent obesity. Several areas of concern regarding bikeways and walkways where there are no crosswalks and no bike racks, leading to safety issues were identified. This grant expanded safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian facilities within and connecting to town.
 
To address these needs, this project focuses on three work plans: (1) enhancing town infrastructure to support bicycling; (2) enhancing town infrastructure to support walking; and (3) participating in community partnerships to address obesity. Enhancing walking and biking infrastructure allows residents more access to safe walking and biking routes, thus increasing physical activity, which may ultimately decrease obesity and other chronic disease rates.

To learn more please click here.