September 8 to 14, 2011: In an unprecedented week-long mega-workshop, city officials, residents, business community and a team of international consultants considered ideas and actions to help guide Ranson, Charles Town, and Jefferson County towards a future rich in opportunity for our families and businesses.
September 2011: President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, Governor Parris Glendening delivered the keynote address to kickoff a weeklong planning workshop in Ranson, WV. Gov. Glendening challenges Ranson, WV to plan for the future, to protect resources, and to stimulate economic growth through community design.
Fall of 2011: Jefferson Orchards allows for a Village, Town Center or Transit Oriented Development Community Type. Plan shows a Transit Oriented Development in addition to a single use industrial “District.” The industrial area could be west of a central mixed use Transit Oriented Development centered on the new commuter rail station with dense town center with lower densities at the edge, where existing orchards and agricultural uses are maintained and integrated into the neighborhood.