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Downtown 2040

The City of Harrisonburg and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) have launched Harrisonburg Downtown 2040, a community-driven plan for our beloved Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The planning process will unfold over the coming months and will be completed in Fall 2021. As the project gains momentum, we invite everyone in the community to dream with us about the next 20 years in Downtown's evolution.


La Ciudad de Harrisonburg y Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) han lanzado Harrisonburg Downtown 2040, un plan dirigido por la comunidad para nuestro querido Downtown HVA.

El proceso de planificación se desarrollará en los próximos meses y culminará en el otoño de 2021. Mientras el proyecto gana impulso, invitamos a todos en la comunidad a soñar con nosotros sobre los próximos 20 años en la evolución del centro de Harrisonburg.


Want to share your vision for downtown?
¿Quire compartir su visión para el centro?

To start, there are three ways to weigh in and share your thoughts, ideas, hopes, and concerns about the future of Downtown:

Para empezar, hay tres maneras de contribuir y compartir sus pensamientos, ideas, esperanzas y preocupaciones sobre el futuro del centro:


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the online, interactive map that asked YOU to locate Special Places and place-specific Ideas or Issues/Concerns in and around Downtown. Together, you contributed over 450 ideas and concerns regarding future change, as well as love notes to Harrisonburg past and present.

This is an online, interactive map that asks YOU to locate Special Places and place-specific Ideas or Issues/Concerns in and around Downtown. Visit the map, drop a pin, and then add a description or explanation. If you need assistance using this tool, please leave a message at 215-645-2145, and a member of our planning team will contact you.

Éste es un mapa interactivo en línea que le pide que localice lugares especiales, ideas para lugares específicos, o problemas y preocupaciones en el centro y zonas aledañas. Visite el mapa, ponga un ícono, y añada una descripción o explicación. Si necesita ayuda con este instrumento, por favor llame al 215-645-2145, deje un mensaje y un miembro de nuestro equipo de planificación se pondrá en contacto con usted. 

  • Take-Out Menus!

If you supported a Downtown restaurant or brewery this spring, you might have received a Downtown 2040 take-out menu mini-survey. Together, you placed more than 170 “orders” for Downtown, which provided valuable insight into your priorities for growth, change, and preservation.


Now it’s time to see how your insights and ideas will shape the future of Downtown.

The Downtown 2040 Steering Committee and planning team are ready to share some strategies for the future, and we need the community’s input!

We’ll be hosting a series of pop-up events - from happy hour to coffee hour, South Downtown to North Downtown and Court Square in between! All are welcome to stop by to learn about Downtown past and present and weigh in on ideas for future growth, change, and preservation.

To participate in an in-person Dream Downtown event, please mark your calendar, and plan to join us:

For Happy Hour: Friday, July 23 from 3:30pm-8:00pm in the roundabout at Pale Fire Brewing (with live music, beer for purchase, and free Branch’s Soft Serve for the first 100 people)

Outside Magpie Diner: Saturday, July 24 from 8:30am-1:00pm

For Community Coffee Hour following Sunday services: Sunday, July 25 after church from 10:00am-2:00pm at Court Square on the east side of the Court House (with coffee from Black Sheep and juice from Friendly City Food Co-Op)

Many thanks to Sentara Health for sponsoring these events in support of Downtown’s future!

If you can't make it or prefer to engage online, check back for a link to the interactive virtual version of the Dream Downtown events to be published on July 23!


Please stay tuned for updates as the planning process moves forward and other opportunities to get involved arise!

¡Por favor, esté atento a las actualizaciones del proyecto mientras el proceso de planificación sigue adelante y surgen otras oportunidades para participar!