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Council approves housing projects, denies request for boarding house

Housing development issues dominated the agenda Harrisonburg City Council’s first meeting of 2024 with the council giving the go-ahead for 113 new homes on Harrisonburg’s east side and, conversely, halting operations for an unofficial fraternity house that the city condemned last year as being unlivable. 

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With concerns about conditions surrounding addiction recovery houses, city council delays vote

The Harrisonburg City Council is considering changes to the zoning ordinance that would allow group homes in the city’s residential areas for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. 

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Accusation of ‘bullying remarks’ at center of exchange between city council and city schools leaders

A letter between elected officials in Harrisonburg has laid bare the nuanced difficulties of city power dynamics, as well as an issue of parental privacy rights and ethical questions regarding the conduct of elected officials.

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City buys land on Mount Clinton Pike for 5th fire station

Harrisonburg’s planned fifth fire station reached another milestone Tuesday as the city approved the purchase of land along Mount Clinton Pike so the fire department can respond quicker to calls in the northwest neighborhoods. 

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City Council postpones action on Bluestone Town Center grant funds

The Harrisonburg City Council was set to discuss Bluestone Town Center project once again at Tuesday’s meeting but decided to hold off until the next meeting because two members were out of town. 

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Summer concert series offers a preview of what’s possible with a downtown park and music venue, advocates say

On a clear Wednesday evening in July, people crowded the sidewalks along South Liberty Street as Mariachi music bounced off the walls of downtown Harrisonburg’s buildings. 

Duck trails: City gets a sneak peek at new downtown art that will double as a scavenger hunt

Explore More Discovery Museum will continue celebrating its 20th birthday this year with another artistic addition — the installation of bronze duckling statues spread throughout downtown Harrisonburg, which will create an immersive scavenger hunt for all ages. 

City officially pauses skate park renovations amid criticism

Mayor Deanna Reed announced the city will pause the planned renovation to the Westover Park skatepark after hearing from members of the community about frustrations and concerns. 

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