PHW wishes you a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. As part of the “green” theme of the day, there are three events impacting the downtown historic district in the coming weeks:
- A Zoning Ordinance survey is available online at http://www.winchesterva.gov/planning/ You may complete the survey online or by printing the PDF document.
- On March 24th between 4 and 7 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at Rouss City Hall, the city is having an “open house” for citizens to look at plans for the Downtown Utility Infrastructure Improvements Project, which includes the replacement of sidewalks and curbs. PHW urges you and any of your neighbors to attend the open house to ask questions and examine plans.
- The City Council, sitting as a “Committee of the Whole” for Public Services, will meet on April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers to determine one of three options for the sidewalk replacement program for Braddock, Loudoun, Cameron and Piccadilly Streets. The options are: (1) Mostly concrete pavement with a brick strip, as seen on Boscawen and Cork Streets; (2) All (new) brick, at an additional cost to the city of $190,000; or (3) Permitting property owners to choose to repair/replace (under city supervision and inspection) the old brick sidewalks adjacent to their property. PHW urges you and your neighbors to attend the City Council meeting on April 7th, and be prepared to speak or to present petitions of those who share your sentiments retain and repair original brick sidewalks.