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Port Republic Planning Project – Thanks for community input!

Port Republic

Residents in and around Port Republic recently had the opportunity to work with land use planners to envision the future of their community and discuss planning tools available to implement their vision.. In spring of 2016, CAP sponsored a series of three workshops, held in the village Town Hall. We and our partners were delighted at the participation and engagement. Port Republic-area community members clearly cherish their historic village and its surrounding landscape, and it shows in the outcome of this phase of the project. Read on for project details and our action plan!

The Loop Road, at it again…


In December 2016, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released its newest transportation plan, and much to our disappointment, plans for a destructive and unneeded loop road around the city remain a project. This is significant, because both the County and Harrisonburg City will begin to update their respective Comprehensive Plans in the coming year and use the MPO’s transportation plan as a guide. We will let you know when opportunities to comment arise, but for now, find more information here..

Shale Gas Pipeline Threatens National Forest

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The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, proposed by Dominion Power Resources, poses a significant threat to the natural, recreational and drinking water resources on the George Washington National Forest and to private property and working farm and forest land in Augusta, Highland, Nelson and Buckingham Counties. Two other 42-inch pipelines also are proposed across western Virginia. All seek to move shale gas from West Virginia to North Carolina power plants. Keep up-to-date on the Augusta County Alliance page.


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