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Council preview for Tuesday’s meetings

During Tuesday’s work session, the City Council will discuss tourism and technology zones and business incentives.

City Staff and City Council will review the program and give feedback. There will also be a speaker from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

Here is a map of the city’s tourism zones.

The city has four designated tourism zones:

The Downtown/Princess Anne Street Corridor Tourism Zone

The Celebrate Virginia South/Central Park Tourism Zone is bounded on the south by State Route 3, on the west by the corporate limits of the city, on the east by I-95 and on the north by the Rappahannock River, except  parcels zoned residential west of Carl D. Silver Parkway and north of River Road and except the area designated “Kalahari Resort Tourism Zone.”

The Kalahari Resort Tourism Zone

The Eagle Village Tourism Zone is 23 acres of land located east and west of U.S. 1, across from UMW, consisting of several tax map parcels.

Here’s a map of the city’s technology zones.

The city has designated five technology zones:

  • Central Park-Silver Street
  • Downtown/Princess Anne Street
  • Route 1 Corridor
  • Route 3 Corridor
  • Uptown at Central Park

Other things to note:

  • The city’s comprehensive annual financial report (read: audit) will be presented in the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. by Andrew Grossnickle with Robinson, Farmer and Cox Associates.
  • Doug Fawcett, the city’s public works director, will make a presentation updating council on the capital projects the city is involved in right now.

Check out the full agenda for Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. meeting for yourself here.