The Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) is assisting the Town of Colonial Beach with its downtown revitalization effort. The Town received $747,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The project includes improvements to facades, landscaping, street furniture, street lights, the installation of wayfaring signage, the development of a marketing website, the painting of five murals, and the creation of a revolving-loan program. Gallery
Marketing efforts and branding for the revitalized business district have begun via www.FerryLandingDistrict.com
Additionally, the NNPDC helped the Town secure $542,000 in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds from the Virginia Department of Transportation for the construction of a pedestrian plaza at the terminus of Colonial Avenue, plus reconstruction of a segment of the existing boardwalk.