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This week town council members will continue working with their proposed town budget. With expanded boundaries as a result of the town/county water/sewer agreement a few years ago, the town’s ability to development projects has increased. As an example, Lidi Grocery Store near Lowe’s is anticipated to open this summer. The European grocery chain will have a 36,000 square foot footprint at Ira Hoffman Lane and James Madison Highway. Another significant development project is the expansion of the Ardent Mills Factory which will include a new silo storage as well a associated elevator facilities and access ways.

The pedestrian improvements at Route 522 will include sidewalk extensions, multi-use paths, dedicated turn-lane with the potential for a planted median and pedestrian crosswalks.

Folks were favorably excited from the town partnered with Al Esh at the Old Country Store and Bakery last year to offer access to Lake Pelham. Lake Pelham Adventures offers canoes, kayaks and paddleboards for rent. Coming attractions in 2017 include an improved access road, boat ramp, kayak/canoe launch and gazebo.

While we’re talking about access, the town, in partnership with the Lakeview HomeOwner’s Association, has partnered to construct a paved trail from the Yowell Meadow Park nature trail to the boat ramp on Lake Pelham. Look for that project to be completed this summer.

Another coming attraction in 2018 is Rockwater Park. A long-term master plan for the park has been approved by the Town that includes multi-use paths, pavilions, disc golf course,playground, splash park, amphitheater and a restored wetlands area. The first phase of park amenities are planned to open the park in 2018. Check out the latest town development project map on page 10 (to your left). For additional questions please contact Town Planner: Salem Bush at (540)-825-8261 or sbush@culpeperva.gov

CRI welcomes new business

One of Culpeper’s most valuable assets when it comes to furthering development particularly in the town’s downtown area is Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. A new business offering home accents for your designing fancy – Homeconomics – will have a ribbon cutting next Wednesday, April 26.

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