At its regular monthly meeting Monday night at town hall, the Washington Town Council unanimously approved a special-use permit for Patty O’s, the cafe that the Inn at Little Washington plans to open sometime this year in the old post office building on Main Street.
Once the new Washington Post Office begins to take shape, a group of residents wants to ensure its construction adheres to the historic charm of Rappahannock County’s seat.
Part 2 of 3: Foothills Forum and the Rappahannock News look back on 2020 with a focus on COVID-19 as well as several key issues – schools, broadband and cellular, business, housing -- we have reported on throughout the year.
At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Washington Town Council appointed former council member Jean Goodine to a vacant seat on the council, and heard at length from town resident Chuck Akre about his hopes for development of the Black Kettle Commons on the northeastern edge of town.
Affordable housing, community center, office space eyed for nine-plus acres; Who’s who of architects, design engineers assembled for site planning
Wingate Appraisal Service is under contract to carry out this project. Wingate staff members are now compiling market data from different areas of the county, verifying existing information and collecting additional data, as needed.
Much of what we learned from Part One of our special report on housing came from responses to our Community Housing Questionnaire. We’re still seeing those points reflected in the handful of additional responses to our online survey since we published Part One. If you’d like to participate, …
The iconic 18th century grist mill on the edge of Little Washington, which ground wheat and corn for a thriving frontier settlement that would eventually become Rappahannock County, is gearing up to breathe new life as “The Old Mill Inn.”
It’s official: at long last, Little Washington is getting its post office back. On Thursday, town officials gathered at the corner of Warren Avenue and Leggett Lane to break ground at the new construction site.
Rappahannock County, always an attractive property market for urban dwellers looking for a weekend escape or retirement sanctuary, has become even more appealing in the midst of a pandemic, with demand accelerating in recent weeks, according to local real estate agents.
Rappahannock County has grappled with the issue of affordable housing for years. It still is. As detailed in Part One of our “Home Sweet Home?” special report two weeks ago, 120 responses to an extensive community questionnaire clearly show housing challenges for residents and those who would like to live here.
Much of what we learned from Part One of our special report on housing came from responses to our Community Housing Questionnaire. We’re still seeing those points reflected in the handful of additional responses to our online survey since we published Part One.
‘It won’t be broken up. These are working lands. And it would be our hope that a future buyer is someone who also views them as working lands’
A new nonprofit group, Rappahannock Communities, has been formed to address the issue of affordable housing in the county amid growing discussion about whether there is a problem and, if so, what the nature of the problem is.
In 2018, the number of real estate transactions in the Piedmont region including Rappahannock County declined from the previous year, “however there were some notable bright spots,” says Adam Beroza, vice president of sales and marketing for Cheri Woodard Realty.
The number of real estate transactions in the heart of the Piedmont — Rappahannock, Fauquier, Madison and Culpeper counties — decreased 8 percent for the third quarter of 2018 compared to last year (residential transactions down 6 percent and land transactions dropping 25 percent).
The preferred new site for the U.S. Post Office serving the Rappahannock County seat of Washington likely will be announced this month after final on-site inspections of several potential locations.
The number of real estate transactions in the heart of the Piedmont — Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison — decreased 5 percent for the second quarter of 2018 as compared to 2017, and Rappahannock continues to see the sharpest decrease in activity.
During December and into January, the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) service area experienced record-breaking cold temperatures that put heating systems into overdrive and increased electricity use.