Schedule and Locations

Below is an archival overview of all the meetings and public input opportunities associated with the Ranson Renewed process.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
Planning Commission Briefing

Ranson-Charles Town Green Corridor Revitalization
DOT TIGER II Grant
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
Immediately following the 7:30pm meeting

REZONING MEETINGS

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
Planning Commission Public Hearing

EPA Area Wide Presentation – Stromberg/Garrigan
Comprehensive Plan Presentation and Public Hearing
Zoning Report and Study Presentation
Zoning Ordinance Presentation and Public Hearing
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
7:00pm


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
Planning Commission Public Hearing

Public Hearing and Resolution Adopting Comprehensive Plan
Resolution approving Zoning Report and Study
Public Hearing and Resolution Adopting Zoning Ordinance
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
7:00pm


TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
City Council Public Hearing

AFTERNOON MEETING REQUIRED BY LAW
Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan
Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
2:00pm


TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
City Council Public Hearing

Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance approving Comprehensive Plan
Presentation of Zoning Study and Report
Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance Approving Zoning
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
7:00pm


TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
City Council Public Hearing

Second Reading of Ordinance approving Comprehensive Plan
Resolution Approving Zoning Study and Report
Second Reading of Ordinance Approving Zoning
Ranson City Hall | 312 South Mildred Street, Ranson
7:00pm

PAST MEETINGS

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Charles Washington Hall Commuter Center Plans
7:00-9:00pm
Charles Town City Hall | 101 E. Washington Street


TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
Comp Plan and Zoning Options Public Workshop
7:00-9:00pm
Ranson City Hall | 3rd Floor Community Room
312 South Mildred Street, Ranson


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2012
Fairfax Boulevard Presentation | Q&A
5:00-7:00pm
Ranson City Hall | 3rd Floor Community Room
312 South Mildred Street, Ranson

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
Council Meeting and Preliminary Public Workshop
7:00-9:00pm
Independent Fire Company
200 West 2nd Avenue
Ranson, WV 25438


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Opening Presentation
7:00-8:45pm
Washington High School
300 Washington Patriots Drive, Charles Town
Keynoter former Maryland Governor Glendening & EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus will set the stage for the bigger picture sustainability goals behind Ranson Renewed. There will be a pre-meeting “Images of Our Future” activity that the community is encouraged to participate in.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
Topic Meeting: Charles Washington Commuter Center
9:00-10:30am
Anna M. Reedy Senior Center | 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson
A new regional commuter center is being designed to facilitate access to regional rail and bus transit systems for Ranson, Charles Town and Jefferson County residents and workers. This smaller focus topic meeting is for individuals focused on the commuter center design, development and operations.

Topic Meeting: Fairfax Boulevard/George Street Corridor
10:30am-Noon
Anna M. Reedy Senior Center | 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson
This important corridor is being redesigned into a “complete street” with new green infrastructure, to promote better transportation for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit. This focus topic meeting is for those interested in the corridor redevelopment as well as all property owners along the corridor.

Topic Meeting: Ranson Economy
1:00-2:30pm
Anna M. Reedy Senior Center | 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson
Developing a stable marketplace and determining the funding sources to take the joint HUD / DOT / EPA initiatives into reality is an important underlying theme both during this week’s workshop, and into the months ahead. This meeting will start with a presentation by HR&A housing and brownfield market analysis. Bob Gibbs will then present retail options in traditional urbanism, and then the meeting will conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion for anyone with insights into methods and sources for getting it done.

Topic Meeting: Real Estate Development
3:00-4:30pm
Anna M. Reedy Senior Center | 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson
This meeting will start with a brief presentation on how form-based codes can create more options and viability within the marketplace — and contribute to economic stability. Developers, architects, engineers, and real estate brokers, as well as anyone else focused on zoning issues, are encouraged to attend this session, and will then be asked to participate in critiquing the form-based code, to ensure that the design team has full insights into the local development marketplace.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
Topic Meeting: Old Town Community Character
10:00-11:30am
Anna M. Reedy Senior Center | 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson
Most of the historic properties in Old Town are illegal under the current outdated zoning code. Property owners in Old Town are strongly encouraged to attend this focus topic meeting, where they’ll be asked to break into smaller groups to discuss the critical issues necessary to protect and enhance Ranson’s character using the tool of the form-based SmartCode.

Charles Washington Hall Tour
1:00-2:30pm | Charles Washington Hall
Everyone is welcome to join a walking tour through this important historic building, which is rarely open to the public. The preservation architect will lead the tour to discuss potential civic uses as well as the Charles Washington Commuter Center redevelopment.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
Studio Open House Hours
10:00am-12:00pm
Ranson City Hall | 3rd Floor Community Room
312 South Mildred Street, Ranson

Community Critique of Work in Progress
7:00-8:30pm
Independent Fire Hall
200 West 2nd Avenue, Ranson
The workshop team will provide a brief overview of what the community had to say this week and how it’s been integrated into the work. An open house will follow, with the workshop team available in smaller groups to take further comments and to answer questions. Of particular interest will be the first draft of Ranson’s Comprehensive Plan Preferred Development Map.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Studio Open House Hours
10:00am-1:00pm
Ranson City Hall | 3rd Floor Community Room
312 South Mildred Street, Ranson


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Joint Ranson / Charles Town Council Workshop
7:00-8:30pm
Charles Town City Hall
101 E Washington St, Charles Town


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Workshop Closing Presentation
7:00-8:30pm
Old Opera House
204 N George Street, Charles Town
The team will present detailed work to date and take another round of community critique before completing the draft plans.

You can also review meetings on a per-day basis by clicking highlighted dates on the Project Calendar located in the right-hand column.