Southside Planning District Commission

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

Projects - PAST

2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) received federal, state, and local funding to conduct a comprehensive review of the 2006 Hazard Mitigation Plan for Planning District 13 and produce the 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (2013 HMPU).

This strategic plan identifies the region's hazard mitigation goals and strategies to increase awareness and identify preventative measures to reduce or eliminate costs associated with natural hazards through a planning process with local, state, and federal agencies and stakeholders.

The 2013 HMPU identifies a timeline and implementation process formatted from a capability assessment, as well as, hazard mitigation plan maintenance procedures. The final 2013 HMPU can be viewed at www.southsidepdc.org. The SPDC entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) in February 2011. All project activities must be completed by September 2013.

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Alberta - Samford Street Housing Project

The Town of Alberta received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) for housing and infrastructure improvements within the Samford Street community in September 2010. The project area includes North Street, Oak Street, Samford Street, and Pine Street.

The project was divided into two multi-year projects. Project activities in Multi-Year 1, completed in May 2013, included rehabilitation of eleven (11) owner-occupied units, rehabilitation of two (2) investor-owned units and substantial reconstruction of four (4) owner-occupied units. Additionally, two (2) blighted structures were demolished; connections of five (5) units to municipal water and sewer were made; and stormwater drainage improvements were initiated.

Project activities in Multi-Year 2, also completed in May 2013, included rehabilitation of one (1) owner-occupied units and the rehabilitation of eight (8) investor-owned units. Stormwater drainage improvements were completed as well as clearance of debris, trash, inoperable vehicles and dilapidated structures throughout the neighborhood.

Boydton - Hull Street Housing Improvement Project

The Town of Boydton received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) for housing improvements within the Hull Street community in March 2011. The project area includes the homes located on Hull Street, Carter Lane, Bryant Street, Barnes Street, Jones Street, and portions of Monroe Street, Jefferson Street, Madison Street, and Madison Street Extension.

The project was divided into two multi-year projects. Project activities in Multi-Year 1, to be closed out in June 2013, include rehabilitation of eight (8) owner-occupied units, rehabilitation of six (6) investor-owned units and substantial reconstruction of two (2) owner-occupied units.

Project activities in Multi-Year 2, to be closed out in March 2014, will include rehabilitation of one (1) investor-owned unit; substantial reconstruction of one (1) owner-occupied unit; installation of approximately 1,108 linear feet of slip line for existing gravity sewer; installation of approximately 1,126 linear feet of new 4” and 8” gravity line, with manholes, cleanouts and related appurtenances; and clearance of debris, trash, inoperable vehicles and dilapidated structures throughout the neighborhood.

Brunswick County Urgent Needs Project

This project aims to provide assistance for a number of households that were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes in April of 2008. Twenty low-and-moderate income persons will benefit from the project.

Chase City - West Fifth Street Housing Rehabilitation Project

Project activities include rehabilitation of 10 owner-occupied & 3 investor-owned housing units, substantial reconstruction of 5 owner-occupied units, and demolition of 2 vacant structures. The project also includes repair and replacement of sidewalks and curbing as well as clean-up of debris and trash.

Chase City - West Fourth Street Community Improvement Project

Rehabilitation of 14 owner-occupied (9 rehabilitations, 5 substantial reconstructions), & 7 investor-owned units. Project also includes demolition of 2 vacant units and the installation and replacment of water lines, sewer lines, and storm water structures.

Halifax County Needs Assessment

Project to identify potential CDBG eligible housing projects in Halifax County and prepare a Strategic Housing Study. Staff used GIS data and local knowledge to identify areas of housing need, and visited many areas to obtain housing inventory and collect GPS data for analysis and inclusion in the Study.

Halifax County Urgent Needs Project

Halifax County experienced two tornado events, the first occurring on April 16, 2011 and the second on April 27, 2011. A total of 38 homes were damaged of which 13 were destroyed and nine (9) sustained major damages. The National Weather Service (NWS) verified both massive destructive storms as being EF2 tornados.

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Harden Manufacturing

The Mecklenburg County IDA has a received an Economic Development grant in the amount of $1,250,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission to purchase and repair the 161,250 square foot industrial facility that is located in the Airport Industrial Park in La Crosse. The building known as the Harden Building, was built in1996 and operated as Harden Manufacturing until mid-2007. The facility can easily accommodate a business that will employ 125 persons, and the County will have the flexibility to offer a purchase discount to qualifying prospects.

For more information contact Sangi Cooper at scooper@southsidepdc.org.

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