October 25, 2018
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Packed event weekend upcoming in Fredericksburg

Another great lineup of events is on tap this weekend. Here are some highlights:
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Fredericksburg considering energy-efficiency program

A proposed ordinance would allow energy-efficiency upgrades in the City of Fredericksburg to be financed through a program called Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE). City Council could take action on the ordinance in the coming weeks. Arlington County is currently the only Virginia locality with a C-PACE program. This program could be used as part of the stadium financing package.

Fredericksburg featured in new video

Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development put together this video that highlights downtown Fredericksburg's momentum and the various public-private partnerships that have helped.

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Tax credit workshop planned

Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. will host a Nov. 2 workshop on how best to use the historic tax credit program to renovate older buildings.
New name for Fun-Land

The Central Park business is now Fun Land of Fredericksburg. See below post to learn more about what is planned and what has occurred of late at the business.

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City seeking engineering services for possible road conversion

The City wants to document the impact of a proposal to convert parts of Fall Hill Avenue, Washington Avenue and Maury Street from their current status as one-way streets to two-way streets.

Read RFP
Council takes up stadium proposal

Fredericksburg City Council this week took up three land-use-related matters involving the planned multi-purpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South. Council is scheduled to vote on these and other stadium-related matters November 13.

Read agenda items
City planning to extend VCR Trail

The Virginia Central Railway (VCR) Trail extends 2.7 miles from downtown Fredericksburg to a trailhead near the Idlewild neighborhood. Another 0.64 miles of the old railway bed extends beyond the Idlewild trailhead to I-95. The City is working on a project to extend the trail.

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Archaeology work planned in George Street tunnel  

The project will examine if there is, in fact, a tunnel that extends down George Street to the river. Read more below, and click to the right to watch a video about this tunnel.
Guidance released on Opportunity Zone program

The U.S. Treasury this week released the proposed regulations and additional guidance for the Opportunity Zone program, a new investment program for which more than half of the City of Fredericksburg qualifies. There is now a 60-day public-comment period. View the regulations. View the entire IRS release.

View ED Opportunity Zone webpage
Freehling Finds FAM Art Exhibit
Video features new FAM exhibit

On this episode of "Freehling Finds," we take a look at a new exhibit at FAM featuring the work of Sophia Pineda.

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Data centers now a permitted use in City

City Council took the second of two votes Tuesday to add data centers to the list of permitted uses in the City.

New restaurant coming to Central Park

BurgerIM plans to open in the same building as Jimmy John's. Check out BurgerIM's website below. 

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The 10 Safety Commandments

MWHC releases another 'Hamilton'-themed video

This one is entitled "The 10 Safety Commandments." Enjoy! 

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New businesses coming to Fredericksburg

The following businesses recently leased space in the City of Fredericksburg, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite:
  • The Design Team Hair Salon Inc., 2,000 s.f. of retail space at 2099 Jefferson Davis Highway from N.A.G. Properties LLC.
  • Mosaic Child Family Counseling PLLC, 1,956 s.f. of office space at 615 Jefferson Davis from RGS Medical Condos LLC.
  • At Home Care Staffing Inc., 1,200 s.f. of office space at 1701 Fall Hill Ave. from Quarles Petroleum Inc.
  • Janney, Montgomery Scott LLC, 1,542 s.f. of office space at 725 Jackson Street, Suite 206, from F.P. Developers LLC.
Fredericksburg businesses nominated for 'Best of the Blue Ridge'

River Rock Outfitter, Bike Works and Friends of the Rappahannock are all finalists in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine's annual voting contest.

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Ribbon-cutting held for Bellawood Photography

The business is located at 1938 William Street.

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Property of the Week: 3120-3140 Cowan Blvd.
1,200 s.f end-cap, 2,100 s.f. & 1,920 s.f of retail, restaurant or office space available in Central Park. Direct access to Starbucks, Tito's Diner and Total Wine Center through inter-parcel connections.  
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