March 28, 2019
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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg  
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Stadium project wins final approvals; naming contest announced

The P-Nats received the final required approvals this week from the EDA and City Council, and also launched a name-the-team contest. 
Hospital wins recognition for cardiovascular program

Mary Washington Hospital recently celebrated its recognition as one of the "50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals" in the nation by IBM Watson Health. No other Virginia hospitals made the cut.

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Video features Food Co-op  

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" delves into plans for the Fredericksburg Food Cooperative, which is working on opening a 10,000-square-foot grocery store locally.

Riverfront Park, more on ARB agenda 

The April 8 Architectural Review Board meeting will include plans for various elements of Riverfront Park as well as several other downtown projects.

City selects DMO Proz for tourism analysis

The consulting firm, which has done similar work for numerous Destination Marketing Organizations throughout the U.S., will analyze various facets of the City and regional tourism program. The company was selected following an RFP process, and City Council formally endorsed the contract Tuesday.    

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Chatham Bridge project gets moved up

Mother Nature has spurred plans to start work on the Chatham Bridge as much as a year ahead of the original schedule.

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City of Fredericksburg Website Overview
New launched

Please view the video showcasing the new features of the City website with guidance from Kim Williams, IT Business Analyst; Greg Baugher, GIS Analyst; and Joseph Cornelius, Network Project Manager.  Thank you to city staff and the IT team for a job well done.

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Look what's coming up this Spring

There is never a boring weekend in the Fredericksburg region! From family-friendly festivals, to art shows, to a half marathon, there's always something unique to enjoy. Here is a look at some of what's coming up. 

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City issues RFP for VCR Trail bridge

The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over Hazel Run to complete its portion of the VCR Trail. Sealed bids for the project will be received by the City's procurement office until 2 p.m. April 10.  

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Property of the Week: 600 Kenmore Ave.

4,000-s.f. building on 0.49 acres for sale. Great redevelopment opportunity for mixed-use project near downtown. Current owner has proposed 12 condo units and ground-level commercial. Located within walking distance of VRE, downtown and UMW. 
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