Scottsville's Town Improvement Project is Finished
New trees, lights, signs and sidewalks now line the downtown.
Scottsville's town improvement project - 10 years in the making - is finally finished.
The community cut the ribbon on the downtown makeover during a ceremony Sunday afternoon. The town's streetscape project took 10 years to complete - and Sunday the people of Scottsville celebrated their new and improved downtown.
"We're pretty excited, we think the town looks great, and we're going to say thank you to some people here today," said Scottsville's Mayor Barry Grove III.
New trees, lights, signs and sidewalks now line the downtown. The ribbon cutting was held under the new farmers' market pavilion - one of the town's newest additions. Just feet away from the pavilion stand brand new bathrooms.
Across the street is a new visitor's center - with a history.
In the 1970s, the building was a jail cell. Now it's a place for people to come to learn what there is to do and see in Scottsville.
People who live in Scottsville aren't the only ones excited about the finished improvements. Business owners in the town say they are ecstatic.
Kelly Marshall, the owner of the Tavern on the James restaurant, says business is booming now that the improvements are finished.
"They have worked really hard to make Scottsville beautiful for tourists and people to enjoy and they really should come out and check out all the local businesses, there's a lot of business around," she said.
Scottsville's mayor says he has never seen the town look so great and he hopes more visitors come check it out.
The second phase of the streetscape project - which cost about half a million dollars - was funded by town and Virginia Department of Transportation funds.
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