For the safety of our staff and visitors, the Southside Planning District Commission will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Due to inclement weather and the risk of continuing danger, the Southside Planning District Commission office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Unless otherwise noted at www.facebook.com/spdcva, our office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12.
Please be safe!
Pine Street Planning Project
First Public Hearing
The Town of La Crosse will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.at the LaCrosse Fire Station, 202 Carolina St, La Crosse, VA 23950 to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in the Pine Street community.
Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance as necessary will be available. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the Town of La Crosse’s past use of CDBG funds. All interested citizens are urged to attend.
For additional information, contact F.A. Hendrick, Town Manager,115 South Main Street, La Crosse, VA 23950. Comments and grievances can be submitted in writing to the Town of La Crosse at PO Box 178, La Crosse, VA 23950 or by phone at 434-757-7366 and Virginia Relay #711 until October 15, 2018. If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call the number listed above.
The East Coast Greenway Alliance has put together a streamlined process in which you can support Mecklenburg County's BUILD Grant application for the extension of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. The proposed extension would run just over 16 miles, from the Occoneechee State Park area to just east of Boydton, near the intersection of US 58/Rt. 4 but not quite that far. The grant request was made to cover planning and construction costs with no local match. If you are interested in showing your support for the expansion of the trail please visit https://www.greenway.org/…/big-vision-100-million-greenway-…. Also, please feel free to share this post with others who may be interested in seeing the trail expand as well. Thank you!
Chad Neese has been hired as our GIS Planner and will work in the areas of GIS and Transportation Planning. Chad has moved to the area from New Market, Virginia where he was previously employed as the Town Planner. We are happy to have him here. To contact Chad, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-447-7101
Download the completed plan:
The Southside Planning District Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide certain contractual staff services related to the implementation of the GO Virginia initiative for Region 3 also known as Southern Virginia GO Region. Proposals are due Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
RFP Short Version:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
CONTRACT STAFF SERVICES
Issuance date: June 26, 2017
The Southside Planning District Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide certain contractual staff services related to the implementation of the GO Virginia initiative for Region 3 also known as Southern Virginia GO Region. The Southside PDC has been designated by the Region 3 Council (COUNCIL) as its Support Organization and Fiscal Agent with the expectation and responsibility of entering into contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements needed to carry out the responsibilities of the PDC in its capacity as the Support Organization and Fiscal Agent for the COUNCIL. Services include but are not limited to technical services related to the development, evaluation and periodic updating of Region 3’s Growth and Diversification Plan, alignment with regional economic development entities, general program oversight, preparation and staffing for the Region 3 Council and Committee meetings, regional stakeholder outreach, budget oversight, project review and other technical services as needed. The Southside PDC reserves the right to award more than one contract for services requested in this RFP. The Southside PDC is located in South Hill, Virginia. Proposals are due Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
To obtain a copy of the full RFP or to inquire about the proposal, contact Gail Moody, Executive Director, at email@example.com or by calling 434.447.7101. The full RFP is also available on the Southside PDC website at http://www.southsidepdc.org. The Southside PDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
UPDATE: This position has been filled (7/14/17)
Southside Planning District has a job opening for a GIS Planner to work with GIS mapping and data, as well as transportation planning. See link for more information:
The pdf 2016 Local Officials Governmental Directory (455 KB) is now available on this website. It contains lists of government officials for the towns and counties of the Southside Planning District, as well as contact information for the Districts representatives in the State Legislature and U.S. Congress.
Public Hearing Notification
2015 Update of the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Development
Southside Planning District
The Southside Planning District
Commission will hold a public hearing on
the proposed 2015 Update of the region’s
Comprehensive Economic Development
Strategy (CEDS) Report on Thursday, April
23rd, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the office of the
Southside PDC located at 200 S.
Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA
23970. If you would like to view, request, or
see further information on the Draft
document, contact Gail Moody at the
Southside PDC, 434.447.7101, or e-mail at
impaired persons may dial Virginia Relay
711 for access. View the Draft CEDS
document at http://www.southsidepdc.org
Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails is pleased to announce the opening of Phase III of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Now there is even more to celebrate on Earth Day! The ribbon cutting will take place on April 22, 11:00am near Evans Creek Rd trailhead in Brodnax, VA. Following the ribbon cutting will be a reception in Lawrenceville at Elm Acres where Brunswick Stew will be served. The festivities will conclude with the opportunity for walkers, runners, cyclists and equestrians to tour the new trail at 2:00pm. Local civic groups and volunteers will have tables at the Lawrenceville trailhead to display their information and hand out water. For more information or to RSVP, contact the trail coordinator by email or phone - firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 447-7101.
See also Article at Tobaccoheritagetrail.org