A Tale of Two Cities
This is an opportunity to telescope a vision and plan that will transform the region into a growing “twin-city.”
The City of Lynchburg is known as the City of Seven Hills or the Hill City and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. While remembering the past, Lynchburg is focused on the future of their thriving city which has opportunity for economic growth and community support. Lynchburg is the region’s thriving urban hub home bursting with commerce, art and beauty.
Amherst County is a rural area with strong agricultural heritage near the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River. The County radiates charm through their expansive Blue Ridge views, hiking the Appalachian Trail, fishing on the James River and engaging business culture. Small businesses are their passion including local vineyards and breweries.
The coupling of these two dynamic areas would bring energy and additional prominence to the area, creating a destination for visitors and area residents alike. This redevelopment is an opportunity to redefine this urban and rural twin city region.