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Meet the New Grundy

A new downtown Grundy, Va., will move to an elevated site across the Levisa River. The old business district suffered four major floods during the 20th century because of its precarious location at the intersection of Slate Creek and the Levisa.
By Betty Joyce Nash

Here is a master plan of what Grundy's new business district will look like after the massive flood control/redevelopment project is completed. The centerpiece is a 109,676-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter, surrounded by more than 50,000 square feet of retail space.

An artist's rendering of Grundy's new business district depicts a modern town center framed by the mountains of southwestern Virginia. A June 2006 report by VFH Radio discussed how Grundy residents feel about the project.

(Illustrations Courtesy of The Commonwealth Company)

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