Southside Planning District Commission

Serving Brunswick, Halifax, & Mecklenburg Counties, and the towns of South Boston & South Hill, VA

Brunswick County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund Business Grant Application

The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Brunswick County meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands. Establishing safe and clean re-opening procedures, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance, is necessary for the safety of customers and employees. It will allow businesses to regain and sustain operations, ideally helping them retain existing staff, fill vacant positions, create new jobs, and become more efficient and resilient.

For more information and to apply, please see the full website article below:

Brunswick County Small Business Recovery Application

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South Hill Second Street & Third Street Neighborhood Project Information

The Town of South Hill plans to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to improve housing, water, sewer, and drainage in the Second Street and Third Street neighborhood of South Hill. The proposed project lies fully inside the corporate limits of the south central portion of South Hill. The neighborhood area consists of portions of East and West Second Street, East and West Third Street, and a small section along Brook Avenue. There are 19 total structures within the project area, all of which are residential units. Similar projects have taken place in the Twin Oaks, Meadow Street, and the W. Main Street area.

pdf Map of proposed Project Area (link) (1.54 MB)

There will be a PUBLIC HEARING about this project on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM at the Southside Planning District Commission office located at 200 S. Mecklenburg Ave, South Hill. More information about the public hearing can be found in the flyer linked below

pdf Public Hearing Flyer (link) (216 KB)

Confidential surveys are needed from each household to learn more about the needs of the household and the community. The survey is to be completed by the occupant of the home. All information will be kept confidential. Please complete the complete the survey by clicking on the link below:

Link to Google Survey

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Mecklenburg County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund Business Grant Application

The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Mecklenburg County meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands. Establishing safe and clean re-opening procedures, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance, is necessary for the safety of customers and employees. It will allow businesses to regain and sustain operations, ideally helping them retain existing staff, fill vacant positions, create new jobs, and become more efficient and resilient.

For more information and to apply, please see the full website article below:

Mecklenburg County Small Business Recovery Grant

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FY21 Management Plan

Click folder here to access the FY21 Southside Planning District Management Plan.

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COVID-19 Emergency Loan Information

The Lake Country Development Corporation announces a COVID-19 Emergency Loan program.  Please see the flyer and application that follows.

COVID 19 Emergency Loan Flyer

COVID 19 Application

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Local Officials Directory

Here is the link to the Local Officials Directory 2019.  Please notify Lisa McGee at lmcgee@southsidepdc.org for any corrections or changes.

  pdf Local Officials Directory - 2019 (2.05 MB)

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) was recently awarded funds from FEMA and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to conduct a comprehensive review and update of the 2013 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. This process will include updating data related to the historical occurrences of hazards and their location, impact, and financial losses. Additionally, mitigation goals and strategies will be reviewed, updated and prioritized in an effort to identify and push for projects that will ultimately reduce risk to future damages.

To learn more about the update process, review draft materials, or how you can participate please visit the SPDC's Hazard Mitigation webpage 

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SPDC 2017-2018 Annual Report

The Southside Planning District Commission released its 2017-2018 Annual Report.  Please click pdf here (17.68 MB) to view the Report.

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GO Virginia Region 3 Growth & Diversification Plan is now online

 Download the completed plan:

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan Executive Summary (6 pages) (136 KB)

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan Synopsis (2 pages) (129 KB)

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan (337 pages) (12.48 MB)

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