The Jefferson County Board of Education announced today that Gradient Corporation has withdrawn from the health study of the impact of Rockwool on nearby schools. BoE stated: “During this due diligence process, the chair received information raising concerns regarding the […]
LAWSUIT: City of Ranson Failed to Make Required Public Notice When Rezoning for Rockwool Smokestacks
CHARLES TOWN, WV. The City of Ranson failed to provide adequate public notice, as required by statute, when it modified both its zoning ordinance and zoning map to permit heavy industrial uses at Jefferson Orchards. As a matter of law, […]
In March 2018, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection produced a Fact Sheet/Preliminary Findings about the Rockwool site in Jefferson County. The Fact Sheet discloses the presence of six different known or suspected carcinogens in Rockwool’s air pollution. […]
Urban Land Institute meets with Ranson encourages mixed use develoment and applying for Federal Grants
October 2004: Urban Land Institute meets with the city leaders from City of Ranson and City of Charles Town to brainstorm about the future of the area. The idea of encouraging mixed used development and advice on applying for grants/public funding […]
Ranson Adopts 2004 Comprehensive Plan which supports annexation of vacant land for jobs and housing; as well as finding ways to connect Ranson to MARC Train
August 2004: Ranson adopts 2004 Comprehensive Plan with a goal to annex vacant land that would provide for a mix of uses in the neo-traditional development pattern. This development pattern should create a mix in housing styles, which will allow construction […]
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October 20, 2023
JCV has entered its fifth year of serving the community. A...
September 12, 2023
Comprehensive plans for Jefferson County and the locales contained within will shape the future of what our home looks like. The comprehensive plans should NOT include any heavy industry. These plans are reviewed when businesses express an interest in coming to Jefferson County. Most recently, a request was submitted to rezone an area to accommodate heavy industry.
August 23, 2023
Jefferson County Development Authority, often referred to as JCDA, plays a key role in recruiting new businesses to the county. As stated on their website, "the mission of the Jefferson County Development Authority is to provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County. The JCDA also provides new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of medium sized light manufacturing and other types of business, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses in Jefferson County."