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Top 5 Noteworthy Moments Of 2016

January 13, 2017 by Kim Kirk

2016 was a pivotal year for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. It was a year of reflection, change, and growth as an organization. Here's a look at some of our most memorable moments: more

So, The Revitalization Of Downtown Harrisonburg Is Done. Right?

March 27, 2016 by Guest

Often when I meet new people, they tell me about what downtown used to be like 15 years ago. They talk about how empty it was and marvel at our night-and-day transformation. The city and private developers have been hard at work investing almost $90 million downtown, and dedicated volunteers have given more than 90,000 hours of their time to the revitalization effort. Almost every week I am contacted by someone who wants to open a business here. more

HDR Announces New Executive Director

December 9, 2015 by Kim Kirk

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is pleased to announce the selection of Andrea Dono as its new executive director. Andrea will lead the organization in its continued efforts to spearhead downtown Harrisonburg’s growth and vitality. more

Bluestone Vineyard And Dynamic Aviation Fly HDR To Detroit, M

May 20, 2014 by Guest

On Sunday, May 18th, Mayor Ted Byrd, City Councilman Kai Degner, and members of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Board of Directors, committees and staff were aboard three planes that touched down in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit was the location of the 2014 National Main Streets Conference, where more than 1,300 people gathered to reflect on the Main Street movement that is transforming cities across the U.S. more

Remembering An HDR Friend

May 1, 2014 by Kim Kirk

David Denman’s tragic death on March 26th was a tremendous loss to HDR, downtown, and as a very close friend and colleague, me personally. I wish to pay tribute to David’s life and remember his significant contribution. more