Gov Justice signs affordable housing bill into law in Fayetteville | Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:32 PM EST
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) — When the BUILD (Better United in Long-term Development) WV Act was signed into law in April of 2022, the goal was to increase the state’s access to affordable housing and create a pull for new residents by providing developers with tax incentives. This included a sales tax exemption for building materials, a property value adjustment refundable tax credit and a potential municipal business and occupation tax. Through BUILD WV, cabinet secretaries from the state’s department of economic development, commerce and tourism were tasked with designating certified districts where housing needs were not being met. Developers then had to apply to the West Virginia Department of Economic Development for residential housing projects to be certified, and projects with a minimum of $3 million would qualify for credits.
Wiseman & High Apartments construction progressing | Published: Feb. 23, 2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Preserving some of the past while forging ahead into the future.
Construction is ongoing at the former Fayetteville Elementary School building, which is being renovated into the Wiseman & High Apartments in a $4 million project undertaken by Whitewater Property Ventures, LLC.
Preston Wendell, one of the founders — along with Pat Hooten and Preston’s father, Charles Wendell — of Whitewater Property Ventures, said the complex will feature 19 rental apartments that should be available later this year.
Oak Hill woman sees lost wallet returned after nearly 60 years | Published: Dec. 29, 2022
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) — Sharon Day was 16 years old when she lost her wallet. The year was 1968.
Day was a student at what was then Fayetteville High School. Looking back, she thinks she lost her wallet at a school dance and had made peace that she would never see it again. But little did she know that after the school closed in 2019, a local contracting company would begin renovating it, turning the space into living apartments.
Governor Justice announces historic redevelopment projects in Fayetteville | Published: Mar. 28, 2022
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice joined Mountain Shore Properties LLC in announcing a historic redevelopment of the former Fayetteville schoolhouses. The three former schoolhouses, located in the heart of Fayetteville, will be transformed into a boutique hotel, modern apartments, and townhomes. The $15 million project is being led by Fayetteville-native and national real estate developer, Charlie Wendell.
“We’re about to embark on something that is truly amazing for this area,” Gov. Justice said.