On Tuesday, March 5, Jeff Geiger appeared before the Blacksburg Planning Commission to revisit client Midtown Redevelopment Partners’ ambitious proposal for the old Blacksburg Middle School site.
Though Midtown had presented plans for The Midtown Project in the summer of 2018 failure to reach consensus with the town on the development agreement and the loss of a prospective tenant delayed the project – forcing the planning commission to revisit the rezoning.
The project which is slated to include commercial, residential, retail and hotel components, is estimated to cost more than $100 million. Still in question is the amount of public investment the town will commit for the project.
Before the March 5 public hearing, Geiger, told the planning commission, “Midtown will be a great place to live, work, play and shop. Very rarely do you see this integration of civic, commercial and residential uses.” Another public hearing on the project is scheduled for March 19. Geiger continues to work with Midtown to find a solution to the public investment needed to make this project a reality and on the entitlements necessary to make this project a success.
Click here to read more about the project in The Roanoke Times, including several quotes from Jeff.
Click here to view coverage on Blacksburg’s NBC 10 station.
Luis F. Ruiz