Projects and Initiatives


Current Projects:


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New Roots Community Farm (Former Whitlock Farm)

New Roots Community Farm is an invitation to everyone to come together in the name of good food. This project offers access to locally grown food, an opportunity for businesses to begin or expand farming operations, vocational training for new farmers, community garden space, an event center, and a local food distribution site. This farm is rooted in local tradition, heritage, and history. We believe it is important to know where we came from on our journey to where we are going. We invite you to join us as we develop a community focused farm.

The Resource Coordinator's Office manages the farm. This includes but is not limited to program planning, infrastructure development, apprenticeship program, community engagement, crop planning and planting, land leasing, local food distribution hub, and fall harvest.

New Roots Community Farm is made possible by the Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority, the Fayette County Commission, Fayette County Farmland Protection Board, and the Resource Coordinator’s Office.



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Wolf Creek Business Park

https://wolfcreekpark.com/

Wolf Creek Park is a thousand-acre mixed-use planned development, with specific areas of the park designated for commercial development, residential development, environmental education, and recreation. With nature at your doorstep and entertainment in your backyard, Wolf Creek Park serves as the only sustainably practicing mixed-use development of its kind in West Virginia.

The Resource Coordinator's Offie is the point agency for current tenants, prospective property buyers, real estate agents, and is the liaison between the Urban Renewal Authority and the Wolf Creek Park Committee. They manage the property including the landscape, roads and signs.

Wolf Creek Park is made possible by the Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority, Fayette County Commission, New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, and the Resource Coordinator’s Office



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Brownfields

The Fayette County Resource Coordinator's Office has been instrumental in redevelopment planning in the Upper Kanawha Valley. Working with the Strategic Initiatives Council, a joint committee formed by municipal representatives from the Cities of Smithers and Montgomery, the RCO has been awarded over $200,000 in grant funding to inventory dilapidated buildings in the region and to assess them for redevelopment potential. This county-municipal has also yielded grant funding to help design the River Cities Trail, a 2.5 mile walking and biking river trail that will connect Smithers and Montgomery and provide free recreation opportunities in the Upper Kanawha Valley. View the River Cities Trail Master Plan for more information. 



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Broadband

The RCO and the Urban Renewal Authority, have been exploring the possibility of bringing Broadband to Fayette County. The definition of broadband is Internet service that is faster than traditional dial-up Internet access. Higher speed Internet service will provide local businesses, healthcare, students, and new businesses desired services such as online video, streaming media, VoIP (Voice over Internet Phone), interactive sites, and secure business applications. Fayette County will be able to attract new businesses and technology-based companies looking to move to the New River Gorge region that have been unable to consider it due to the lack of Internet capacity. 




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Planning & Zoning

The RCO provides administrative support on county planning and zoning projects. These projects range in size and scope. 







Collaboration Projects:

  • Solid Waste Authority - The RCO staff plays a supporting role in projects including Litter Free Fayette County
  • Cradle to Career


Past Projects:

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