NRGRDA Reminds Fayette County Residents of Open Houses
To Comment On Draft Comprehensive Planning Document

Fayetteville, W.Va. (March 20, 2023) – Four open houses throughout Fayette County will be
held March 21 and 23 to gather more input on a new 10-year comprehensive plan for Fayette
County. Jenna Grayson, Director of Business Retention and Expansion at the New River Gorge
Regional Development Authority, is encouraging residents to attend, learn and comment to
guide future growth and development opportunities.
Houseal Lavigne Planning Associates is leading the six-stage process with elected leaders,
NRGRDA, the Local Outreach Team, and other community members and stakeholders.
Public open house events will be held March 21 and 23 throughout the county to allow
residents an opportunity to discuss the draft comprehensive plan, ask questions, and provide
Tuesday, March 21
Event #1 – Smithers Open House
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Gateway Community Center – 2 Greyhound Lane Smithers, WV 25186

Event #2 – Ansted Open House
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Midland Trail Community Center – 118 Church Street, Ansted, WV 25812

Thursday, March 23
Event #3 – Meadow Bridge Open House
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Green Valley United Methodist Church – 6198 Meadow Bridge Road, Danese, WV

Event #4 – Fayetteville Open House
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Memorial Building – 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840

Elements of the Comprehensive Plan include:
 Land Use
 Housing
 Transportation
 Infrastructure
 Public Services
 Rural
 Recreation
 Economic Development
 Community Design

 Preferred Development Areas
 Renewal and/or Redevelopment
 Financing
 Historic Preservation

The link to the draft comprehensive plan, open house details and opportunity to comments is
Paper copies of the draft plan will be available before the open houses at the Fayette County
Zoning Office at 100 Court Street, Fayetteville, W.Va., (phone 304-574-4320).


About New River Gorge Regional Development Authority: The New River Gorge Regional
Development Authority’s (NRGRDA) mission is to initiate, facilitate and support the economic
and community development efforts within the counties of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and
Summers located in this region of southern West Virginia. NRGRDA stimulates the regional
economy through business expansion and retention efforts, including an extensive portfolio of
financial services; the management of sites for new companies locating to our region; and
serving as a point of access for local service providers which offer a variety of technical
assistance for business owners.
The West Virginia Hive is the entrepreneurship program of the NRGRDA and the administrator
of the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN). More can be found at