APA Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce the 2018 Lynchburg Symposium happening on Monday, April 9 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lynchburg. Back from a five year hiatus, the one-day symposium will focus on downtown Lynchburg development and reinvestments and examples on how to breathe new life into downtown areas.
“We’re just starting to see the beginning of it,” said State Secretary of Commerce Todd Haymore on a visit to downtown Lynchburg this past summer. “I think there’s a lot more cities and towns that can look at Lynchburg and follow that model and do more in the future.”
Since 2010, Lynchburg’s downtown population has nearly tripled in size. Residents have seen a surge of new local businesses popping up to take advantage of the budding new downtown economy; from restaurants and nightlife to renovated hotels and new art gallery spaces, an approximate total $200 million was invested in downtown over the past five years.
The implementation of the 2001 Downtown Master Plan is a key component of the city’s successful revitalization and growth, inspiring the city to build upon it to create the 2040 Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan. Work began last fall with design workshop open houses, kickoff events and public listening sessions in efforts to involve the community and provide opportunities to help shape the future of downtown Lynchburg.
Experience downtown Lynchburg’s excitement for yourself this April!
- General Admission$55$550$0
- Speaker / Sponsor$45$450$0