April 2013: First, SB 103 would require the two states to negotiate a written agreement making the train service accountable to both Maryland and West Virginia taxpayers and riders. Once that task has been accomplished SB 103 would allow CSX, which […]
January 24, 2013: The development plans for Jefferson Orchards have been approved by Ranson. Jefferson Orchards is planned as a transit-oriented community. MARC, CSX and the West Virginia Rail Authority have approved the concept of moving the Duffields station to the […]
Ranson Comprehensive Plan, SmartCode Zoning Ordinance, Rezoning of Jefferson Orchards, Jefferson Orchards Land Development Plan & Plat
April 2012: Ranson Comprehensive Plan: Adopted Ranson SmartCode Zoning Ordinance: Adopted Rezoning of Jefferson Orchards: Adopted Jefferson Orchards Land Development Plan & Plat: Adopted 2012 – April – Land Development Plan _ Plat 2012 – April – Rezoning of Jefferson […]
March 2012: State Code requires Ranson conduct a complete study of the land after Comprhensive Plan and before Site Plan approval 2012-Zoning-Report-and-Final-Study-with-Exhibits
September 8 to 14, 2011: In an unprecedented week-long mega-workshop, city officials, residents, business community and a team of international consultants considered ideas and actions to help guide Ranson, Charles Town, and Jefferson County towards a future rich in opportunity […]
September 2011: President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, Governor Parris Glendening delivered the keynote address to kickoff a weeklong planning workshop in Ranson, WV. Gov. Glendening challenges Ranson, WV to plan for the […]
Fall of 2011: Jefferson Orchards allows for a Village, Town Center or Transit Oriented Development Community Type. Plan shows a Transit Oriented Development in addition to a single use industrial “District.” The industrial area could be west of a central mixed […]
June 2011: “The Duffields MARC train station project has been identified and includes relocation of the current station closer to Route 9. This project would allow for better regional access and support transit-oriented development.” It was identified as a significant project […]
Ranson is 1 of only 2 communities of of 1,700 who applied that was awarded grants by all 3 partner agencies
October 2010: Ranson received a combined total of $1.4 million in planning grants from the Partnership for Sustainability agencies – DOT, HUD and EPA. An EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant will help the community prioritize which contaminated sites should be cleaned […]
January 2010: In his State of the Union, the President announced that to build economically competitive, environmentally sustainable, opportunity-rich communities that serve as the backbone for our long-term growth and prosperity; we need strategies that encourage smart development linked to quality […]
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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."