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Ghent Task Force
Crosswalk on ColleyGhent Task Force
The purpose of the task force is to strengthen the business corridor of 21st Street and Colley Avenue in Ghent, as well as to provide support to Ghent area civic leagues. The neighborhoods include West Ghent and Ghent.

This task force represents the business community (Ghent Business Association) and surrounding neighborhood civic associations. In the more recent past, it has dealt with historic preservation, establishment of the Commercial Pedestrian Overlay District (CPO), parking in the district, and the enhancement of economic development. Call 757-823-4357 or send an email for more information.

Meeting Dates & Location Agendas & Minutes  Follow-up Reports 
  • Date: Second Friday of every other month starting in January at 8 a.m.
  • Location: Alternates between 10th Floor-City Hall and community location
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Current / Ongoing Interests
  • Expansion of the CPO
  • Economic Development
  • Former senior center site
  • Strengthen commercial district
  • Renewal of housing stock
  • Complete the streetscape program
  • Traffic control – truck traffic, speeding, pedestrian safety
Work Efforts & Accomplishments
  • Parking study resulting in the Spotswood Parking Lot
  • Streetscape program for the CPO
  • Market study in support of economic development in the corridor
  • 201 @ Twenty One mixed use development and Alexander’s in Ghent apartments
  • 21st Street streetscape