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Town of Parksley Downtown Revitalization Project: Get on Board!

The Town of Parksley received a Community Development Block Grant from the VDHCD. The purpose of the grant is to remove blight and to stimulate the economic revitalization of the Town of Parksley through façade rehab, pedestrian and other improvements to public spaces and infrastructure, and marketing/branding activities.

Specific contract activities include: façade improvements to approximately 20 buildings within the project area with building condition to be enforced by Town’s adoption of a minimum design and maintenance standard; construction of a Bandshell and Entertainment and Education area to support the public events and educational programs; improvements to two alleyways providing critical access between the Town Square, adjacent businesses, and the new regional library; development of a marketing and branding program to market the Town to potential businesses, customers, and tourists (marketing program is a component of the adopted economic restructuring plan); and redevelopment of the former Fresh Pride grocery store as the new Eastern Shore Public Library and Heritage Center. The total project cost is $2,870,750; DHCD’s portion is $700,000 in CDBG funds; private and local leverage equals $2,170,750.

Project Management Team:
Please join us for our Project Management Team meetings, which occur the first Monday of every month at 5:30 PM and will be held via ZOOM until further notice. See below on how to access these meetings.  

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 959 2914 6013
Password: 620601


Email Grayson Williams, Interdisciplinary Project Manager with the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission if you have any questions or issues accessing the meeting.


Project Management Team Minutes:

(Grayson can provide PDFs of the last several meetings to be added in a list form and linked here.)


Branding & Graphics:

To access more graphics as options for use for your business or event, please contact Downloading and using any of these Town-owned images, assumes consent to leave the dimensions, colors, etc. as they are and not modify the image in any way. These graphics are owned by the Town and their use will help the Town with consistent branding."