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Community Engagement Series on History and Potential Uses for B Hall and D Hall at Pocahontas Middle

Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan will host a series of three community meetings at Pocahontas Landmark Center at 4290 Anderson Highway to discuss the history of B Hall and D Hall at Pocahontas Middle School; the present condition and uses; and proposed uses and design for inside the halls, the cafeteria and kitchen, and outside the buildings. The sessions will be moderated by architect Burt Pinnock, principal and chairman of the board of Baskervill.

These three sessions will be held:

History and Listening: Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Presentation of Ideas and Feedback: Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Presentation of Final Proposed Concept: Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (tentative)

In late July, AARP awarded Habitat-Powhatan an AARP Community Challenge – AARP’s Liveable Communities grant to explore Habitat’s possible development and design of a approximately 15 proposed senior and six workforce housing spaces (studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom residences) in these buildings as well as a “Shed” senior program space for the repair of ReStore furniture. (Office/flex space would be maintained for use by the Christmas Mother program and Ride Assist Services.)

These participatory sessions will be held on three Saturdays and will be limited to the first 40 attendees each day because of COVID-distancing limitations. All participants will be required to wear masks.

For more information, email or call 594-7009.

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