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FRED FOCUS: I-95 Improvement Plans Unveiled

Thursday, January 31, 2019  
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January 31, 2019

Your Weekly Updates


The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.



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To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose.



VDOT unveils plans for northbound crossing


Work has already started on the southbound Rappahannock River crossing, a major project that will add three lanes on Interstate 95 between U.S. 17 in Stafford and State Route 3 in Fredericksburg. Updated plans were unveiled last night for a companion project on the northbound side of the interstate.

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City native pursuing local ecopark


Dr. Buck Cox, an environmental engineer and entrepreneur who grew up locally, is teaming up with Virginia Tech, UMW, Friends of the Rappahannock and others to create what's he's calling the Rappahannock River Ecological Park.

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Chamber honors local developer, others

A Fredericksburg developer was among the people and businesses honored by the local Chamber at Friday's annual Gala.

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ARB to take up downtown projects


The Architectural Review Board's Feb. 11 agenda includes proposals from various downtown residents and prospective business owners, including a potential new ice cream shop on Caroline Street.

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Freehling Finds - What is That? Grain Silo on Caroline St

Video features former grain silo

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" highlights another interesting landmark in the City's Mill District.


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FRA President Curry Roberts elected to VEDA board

VEDA (Virginia Economic Developers Association) is a member-based professional association committed to providing training, development and networking opportunities; and serving as the voice of the Virginia economic development community.

Visit VEDA website




Longtime Fredericksburg florist to retire

Jan Williams spent most of her long career downtown. We wish her a most-enjoyable retirement.


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City to be pilot in smart-city program

Qlarion has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology to offer the Virginia Community Analytics Platform to municipalities throughout Virginia. Qlarion has licensed the product to the City of Fredericksburg.

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Local engineering firms merge

Legacy Engineering merged with Miles and Company on Jan. 1.

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Leases signed/renewed for Fredericksburg space

The following leases were signed or renewed for commercial space in the City of Fredericksburg in January, according to Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.

  • Pro Shield Financial, 7,933 square feet of office space at 513 Prince Edward St.
  • Coastal Insulation and Fireplace LLC, 6,850 square feet of industrial space at 1117 Tyler St.
  • Lincare Inc., 5,900 square feet of office space at 305 Hanson Ave.
  • The WhatKnott Shop, 4,500 square feet of industrial space at 1117 Tyler St.
  • Perigean Technologies LLC, 1,949 square feet of office space in Central Park Corporate Center at 1121-1440 Central Park Blvd.



Property of the Week: 1688-1698 Carl D. Silver Pkwy. (Central Park)


6,400 s.f. for lease in Central Park -- a super-regional, 2.5-million-square-foot power center at the I-95/Plank Road (Route 3)interchange.

View property listing



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