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 […]
June 2009: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the formation of an interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities (focus on transportation, housing, and environmental policies, programs, and spending).The […]
October 2008: This project is not Jefferson Orchards. The RansonGreen and Patriot Outreach Communities USA| RGPO is a 501()3 non profit organization who provide housing and care in a calm and tranquil environment for combat veterans, retired military, personnel, first responders […]
September 2007: A four-mile (6.4 km) stretch of the upgraded road opened up from Charles Town, through Bardane to Leetown Road in Kearneysville. This provided access to Jefferson Orchards from the current W.Va. 9. Then traffic can be carried to the […]
May 2006: Ranson received $200,000 for hazardous substances assessment and clean-up. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct Phase II environmental site assessments at two sites and to develop cleanup and reuse plans for at least three sites. Grant […]
December 2004: Ranson annexation of Jefferson Orchards was approved. “As part of the Jefferson Orchards annexation, the developers must agree to a number of conditions, including actively pursuing construction of a commuter rail station on the property, working with the Jefferson […]
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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