Looks like Harrisonburg is another step closer to rejuvenating it's downtown area.
Plans for the Urban Exchange were recently unveiled, and it's quite an impressive structure. It will house 196 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and condos, as well as lease space for commercial purposes. It will be situated at the corner of Market and Mason Streets, space that is currently occupied by the old Easterns Auto Mall and the Southern Electric Company.
The project will soon be presented to the City Council, and if approved, should be completed by the Summer of 2009.
Being a former frequenter of Harrisonburg, I've always seen potential in the downtown area for stores, restaurants, and general nightlife. This, along with the new restaurants planned for downtown, is encouraging news for citizens of "The 'Burg", as they will have a very nice area to live, shop, dine, and entertain themselves.
(h/t hburg news)