Opinion, WVPA Sharing

Opinion: NRGRDA Highlights Lafayette Flats Historic Building Redevelopment

‘Historic Building Redevelopment Can Lead to New Possibilities’

By Chance Raso and Andy Davis

West Virginia and its New River Gorge region are fortunate to have ample historic buildings and downtown districts. And like downtown districts across the United States, many of our regions have seen increases in vacancy rates for many decades. A tendency toward developing new sites and buildings on the periphery of highways and away from downtown centers has often underscored the trends of empty and underutilized storefronts, dilapidated buildings, and blighted conditions in our downtowns. This, in turn . . .

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