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Almost two decades ago West Jefferson was a city in decline with empty storefronts and deteriorating buildings. Pittard discusses how the town has begun to revitalize itself, beginning with the transformation of a grave pit into BackStreet Park.
Blue Ridge Electric and Welding LLC, a company in West Jefferson, builds high-end frames for high-performance bicycles.
Carolina Planning regularly publishes a feature highlighting projects from members of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA). This year’s submissions focus on community planning initiatives that utilize a wide range of collaborations, ranging from updated citizen engagement techniques, partnering with the NC Department of Transportation to slow traffic and create a pedestrian street environment, and a variety of intergovernmental collaborations.