March 13, 2014
City planners say they've hammered out most of the details in a plan to help bring tourism and business to the city. The overlay project would set up ordinances that governs properties along roads that lead in and out of Staunton.
The Historic Staunton Foundation held an informational meeting to rally support for the plan. City planners say they originally had some opposition from property owners, who worried about cost.
Planners say they think they've found a solution for everyone.
"A tax incentive for new construction in the corridor overlay district and the second is a cost sharing program existing and new businesses on the corridor. So the city would share the cost," says Amy Arnold.
The city council could send the matter to a public hearing within the next month.