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‘Ready for a New Era:’ New planning vision, zoning, Comprehensive Plan become law

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 17, Ranson City Council members unanimously approved proposals some two years in the making, enacting a new zoning code and Comprehensive Plan designed to guide growth and redevelopment for decades to come.

“There was never any doubt these measures would pass into law,” said Ranson Mayor A. David Hamill. “That’s because, from the beginning, we involved everybody – property owners, business people, developers and elected officials from both Ranson and Charles Town. We all had a hand in turning our ideas into plans and ordinances. By making them law, we’re signaling to our partners in the federal agencies that funded the planning and to those considering investment in our region that we’re ready for a new era…” [cont.]

April 23rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm No Comments   |Read More

Initial Designs Emerge for Fairfax Blvd: Join us for the presentation

Emerging plans for Fairfax Boulevard will be presented to the Planning Commission on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, immediately following their scheduled 7:30pm meeting. Ranson residents are invited to attend as project team consultants detail Ranson’s first thoroughfare design in conformance with the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan and SmartCode.

These new designs, paid for with Sustainability Grant funding, cover Fairfax Boulevard from Washington Street to Fairfax Crossing… [cont.]

April 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm Comment (1)   |Read More

Planning Commission Approves Proposals: City Council to consider adoption April 3, 17

We’re in the home stretch of Ranson’s ambitious planning effort. With the Planning Commission’s March 26 approval of all the proposals stemming from the City’s eight-month collaborative planning effort, the next — and final — steps toward adoption are on April 3 and 17.

On April 3, Ranson’s City Council hears the legally required first reading of updates of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and a new zoning code designed to enable goals for growth and redevelopment in harmony with the City’s character and traditions. The proposals are scheduled to be voted upon at the April 17 City Council session. Both meetings are open to the public. For details of time and place, go here.

Citizens who attended the March 26 Planning Council meeting offered suggestions for clarifying elements in some of the proposals. And those suggestions were incorporated into the revised documents you’ll find here.

Some in attendance had taken part in meetings and work sessions that have taken place over the previous eight months. They spoke in support of the ideas reflected in the documents, pleased, as one citizen indicated, that the project team made every effort to encourage the look and feel of the most admired neighborhoods of Ranson in the shaping of rules for new development and redevelopment.

You can follow progress through those community meetings dating back to August of 2011 in the posts immediately preceding this one. And you can get a sense of the project’s overall goals by checking out the column to the immediate right.

March 27th, 2012 at 6:14 pm No Comments   |Read More

Final Meetings Announced

It’s the final stretch for Ranson’s new zoning options, the update of our Comprehensive Plan, and the brownfield redevelopment plans addressed during fall, 2011 public meetings.

The finish line draws closer by the day, as a newly-announced series of hearings allows for presentation of final drafts, comment, and consideration by city officials. The complete schedule can be found here. All interested residents are welcome to attend.

To get up to speed before the hearings, review the proposed Comprehensive Plan update, the new zoning code option, and the full report from the September workshops here. Or you can review them in person at City Hall during regular office hours.

To get us to this stage in the process, residents, property owners and business folks have collaborated with staff and elected officials of both Ranson and Charles Town. There have been workshops and seminars, show-and-tell design reviews and presentations by the consulting team. There was even an historic joint working session for the Ranson and Charles Town Councils. To follow the entire process, check out the posts preceding this one.

February 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm No Comments   |Read More

Mayor’s Rezoning Notification Mailing to Residents

Improved zoning options envisioned during last year’s Ranson Renewed community initiative take another step forward this week as residents within impacted areas receive, via certified mail as required by state law, notification of the update. A copy of that notice can be reviewed here while supporting documents can be found here.

There are still multiple opportunities to learn more and comment on proposed changes. Check here for the complete schedule.

February 19th, 2012 at 5:27 pm No Comments   |Read More

Next Steps for New Plans? Public discussions, Jan. 30, 31 & Feb. 1

Almost there.

That’s how we’d describe the work in progress towards new Ranson zoning options, an update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the Fairfax Boulevard plan, and the brownfield redevelopment plans addressed during fall, 2011 public meetings.

Here’s what happens next… [cont.]

January 16th, 2012 at 3:01 pm Comment (1)   |Read More

Ranson and Charles Town’s Future? Sustainable, connected, in character

On Wednesday, September 14, Ranson and Charles Town citizens and leaders sloshed into Charles Town’s Old Opera House from a dusk downpour to celebrate the conclusion of an intensive week of planning with their consulting team.

“Unless you were on the third floor of city hall this week to watch these people work,” said Ranson Mayor A. David Hamill, “it would be hard to imagine how hard they went at it…” [cont.]

September 15th, 2011 at 12:57 am Comment (1)   |Read More

Workshop Wraps Wednesday Night
at the Old Opera House, 7 p.m.

The weeklong Ranson Renewed/Charles Town Connected workshop concludes at 7pm Wednesday evening, September 14, at the Charles Town Opera House with a presentation by the teams working in collaboration with the community on plans and ideas to shape future growth for the region.

Here’s what attendees will see… [cont.]

September 13th, 2011 at 5:23 pm No Comments   |Read More

A New “Green Corridor” Merges, Symbolizes Project Goals

If there’s a signature project among those the workshop teams are tackling this week, it’s the North-South Fairfax Boulevard/George Street thoroughfare.

The goal: To create a true boulevard that enables walkable, neighborhood-appropriate mixed uses. It’s intended to be a “green” corridor because it’s designed to make the most of state-of-the-art storm water management systems and other environmentally friendly techniques… [cont.]

September 12th, 2011 at 10:21 pm No Comments   |Read More

Open House Check-In:
How are we doing so far?

[UPDATED: 09-12-11, 9:55am] There were lots of reasons not to show up Sunday night at Ranson’s Independent Fire Hall to talk about planning and zoning.

It was the 10th anniversary of 9-11-2001, when many families chose to spend the day together. A gulley-washer of a rain storm blew through just before meeting time. And there were the distractions of Sunday sports on the tube. Yet some 60 folks dropped by for the Ranson Renewed/Charles Town Connected open house.

“I want to thank everyone who made this effort,” Ranson Mayor A. David Hamill told the crowd. “Give yourself a round of applause…” [cont.]

September 11th, 2011 at 11:18 pm No Comments   |Read More

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    Ranson and Charles Town's next 100 years begin now.

    From September 8 through the 14th, we're charting the course for our next century. And everyone's invited.

    In an unprecedented week-long mega-workshop, city officials, residents, business community and a team of international consultants will be considering ideas and actions to help guide Ranson, Charles Town, and Jefferson County towards a future rich in opportunity for our families and businesses.



    The Ranson-Charles Town community has been selected by HUD, DOT and EPA to serve as a national model for how small rural cities on the fringe of a major metropolitan area can foster sustainable economic development, transit, and community livability through targeted and strategic planning and infrastructure investments.



    To facilitate this transformative change, planning funds are being used for the following linked and interdependent project components:

    + Develop a new zoning overlay district for downtown, as well as undeveloped, outlying areas of the Cities;

    + Redesign the Fairfax Boulevard-George Street Corridor into a "complete street" with green infrastructure, to promote a better transportation route for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit;

    + Design a new regional Charles Washington Commuter Center in downtown Charles Town that will facilitate access to regional rail and bus transit systems for Ranson, Charles Town and Jefferson County; and

    + Create a master plan for downtown Ranson that spurs job growth and economic development in former dilapidated manufacturing sites.

    It all starts with an opening presentation on September 8.

    “We couldn’t be happier about the way this process is shaping up,” says Ranson Mayor A. David Hamill. “It is our goal to continue evolving Ranson into a vibrant community where residents can live, work, and recreate within cohesive neighborhoods. Exciting things are beginning to happen, and I expect the next 12 to 18 months to be even more exciting as the real work begins to plan our future.”

    Come, and lend your voice. There'll be all kinds of ways to participate, even for events you can't attend in person. So don't miss it.