Revitalization project begins in Jefferson County

Gov. Tomblin joined government and business leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of $100 million in community revitalization projects in Charles Town and Ranson. The event was hosted by American Public University System (APUS).

The master development plans include a new APUS technology and multipurpose center; a $10 million "green corridor" roadway in Charles Town and Ranson; and a $4 million restoration of historic Charles Washington Hall to serve as a public market and cultural space. Other development projects in Ranson include a $16 million mixed-use retail, commercial and residential Town Center; and a $14 million retail entertainment complex. APUS has invested nearly $55 million in construction and renovation projects in Charles Town and Ranson, such as the year-old Administrative Center where the event was held.

"West Virginia is ready to invest in business and community revitalization, and we welcome this public/private partnership," said Gov. Tomblin.