Commercial development project proposed in Fayetteville - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Commercial development project proposed in historic, downtown Fayetteville

Posted:
© The Henry Street Project © The Henry Street Project

Coined "The Coolest Small Town," Fayetteville could be getting even cooler.  Local business owner, Adam Stephens, is proposing new commercial development to the historical downtown area.

Stephens' development of the Henry Street Project would bring more businesses and green space to Fayetteville. 

"Immediately after the release of plan, there's a lot of excitement about it.  A lot of people didn't know I was trying to go in this direction and have it to this caliber," says Stephens, current owner of Marathon Bike Company and developer of the Henry Street Project.   

If the project is approved, city officials hope this would mean more local jobs and revenue.

"I think it could mean a lot of exciting things and improvements to an area of town that is in need of improvement," says Bill Lanham, Town Superintendent for Fayetteville.

The Henry Street Project spans the block between Maple Avenue, Court Street, and Fayette Avenue.  It would double the amount of parking spaces on that block, plus bring short term construction jobs and long term commercials to the area.

"We're pretty excited about that.  A minimum of nine new commercial spots will be brought to Fayetteville in the full completion of the project," says Stephens.

Stephens acquired the land two years ago and named the project after his grandfather.  Since then, he's been working to clear debris and overgrown landscape. 

The finished project would include new space for his business, Marathon Bike Company, plus more new office space. 

His next goal is set for summer 2013.  Stephens hopes to have the historic Dickerson house fully renovated and filled with two businesses. 

"We've completely rebuilt the front porch.  We've gutted the interior.  So we kind of know where we're starting from," says Stephens. 

The parking area and sidewalks for the Henry Street project are up for approval at the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning meeting January 14, 2013. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • UPDATE: The search for missing pilot moves into second day

    UPDATE: The search for missing pilot moves into second day

    UPDATE: The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot continues near the crash site in the Washington National Forest near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. More >>
    UPDATE: The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot continues near the crash site in the Washington National Forest near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. More >>
  • Princeton named best up-and-coming town in West Virginia

    Princeton named best up-and-coming town in West Virginia

    The city of Princeton has been recognized by West Virginia Living Magazine as the best up-and-coming town in the state of West Virginia for 2014.This comes as the downtown area continues to see improvements thanks to the Princeton Renaissance Project.More >>
    The city of Princeton has been recognized by West Virginia Living Magazine as the best up-and-coming town in the state of West Virginia for 2014.This comes as the downtown area continues to see improvements thanks to the Princeton Renaissance Project.More >>
  • Two men accused of assaulting officers in Greenbrier County

    Two men accused of assaulting officers in Greenbrier County

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are charged with assaulting officers in two separate incidents in Lewisburg. According to Police, David Trent, 30, was confronted by police...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are charged with assaulting officers in two separate incidents in Lewisburg. According to Police, David Trent, 30, was confronted by police...More >>
  • Police need help locating a missing Iaeger woman

    Police need help locating a missing Iaeger woman

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Police need your help finding a woman who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Darlene Hatfield, 55...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Police need your help finding a woman who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Darlene Hatfield, 55...More >>
  • U.S. Senate candidates square off at WV Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    U.S. Senate candidates square off at WV Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Hundreds of business leaders, lawmakers, community leaders in West Virginia gather at the Greenbrier Resort for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Hundreds of business leaders, lawmakers, community leaders in West Virginia gather at the Greenbrier Resort for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit...More >>
  • Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley. It happened Tuesday evening around 5p.m. That's when police say two people came up to the basketball court on Antonio Avenue and started arguing with the players. At that point, police say multiple shots were fired and three people were injured. At least one of the three people injured has been released from Raleigh General Hospital. The other two are being treated at Charleston Area Medical Cen...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley. It happened Tuesday evening around 5p.m. That's when police say two people came up to the basketball court on Antonio Avenue and started arguing with the players. At that point, police say multiple shots were fired and three people were injured. At least one of the three people injured has been released from Raleigh General Hospital. The other two are being treated at Charleston Area Medical Cen...More >>
  • UPDATE: Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    UPDATE: Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud takes a new twist almost 140 years after it started. On August 18, WVVA aired a story about Mark Hatfield, the great great grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, and the star of the hit History Channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lightning.' Hatfield claimed that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret recipes, including their famous brand of moonshine, Drink of the Devil. He also claimed t...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud takes a new twist almost 140 years after it started. On August 18, WVVA aired a story about Mark Hatfield, the great great grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, and the star of the hit History Channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lightning.' Hatfield claimed that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret recipes, including their famous brand of moonshine, Drink of the Devil. He also claimed t...More >>
  • Husband, wife, and daughter arrested in domestic beating

    Husband, wife, and daughter arrested in domestic beating

    UPDATE: Three members of the same family are arrested in a domestic beating in Mount Hope. It happened after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at a residence on Broad Street.
    More >>
    UPDATE: Three members of the same family are arrested in a domestic beating in Mount Hope.It happened after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at a residence on Broad Street.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.