Tonight people living in Botetourt County were able to review the county’s plans for the area around the Exit 150 interchange. Botetourt County is hoping this area will look very different in the next couple of years.
They plan to build new houses, shops and hotels near the exit 50 interchange.
It will be called Gateway Crossing.
Many in the community came to give feed back and comments on what the county is planning to do.
“I like the looks of the markets and the buildings. They aren’t all just commercial looking. They fit the area, the country feel and I think it will be beautiful,” said Malinda and Dewey Stevens, Botetourt County residents.
“The vision is to create a new area that will really be the economic driver for the county. It’s our front door to not only the county but also to the region and we want it to be attractive and full of many amenities both residential and commercial so that Botetourt County can thrive,” said Cody Sexton, Management Assistant for Botetourt County.
In order for the project to move forward, county leaders will have to amend Comprehensive Plan.
Once that is done they will start construction based on their ideas and input from the public.