SJ336: Commending the City of Bristol.


SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 336
Commending the City of Bristol.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, February 7, 2019
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 23, 2019

 

WHEREAS, in 2018, the City of Bristol received a 2018 Great Streets in America award for its revitalization of State Street, a historic downtown community astride the border of Virginia and Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, the Great Streets in America award is presented as part of the American Planning Association’s annual Great Places in America program; Bristol’s State Street was one of five such streets throughout the country to receive the prestigious award; and

WHEREAS, the award recognizes the five-block district of Bristol’s State Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Commonwealth Avenue and Volunteer Parkway, which was a focus of Ignite: Create Bristol’s Future, a two-year, two-state, citizen-led planning process in the 1990s; and

WHEREAS, the City of Bristol invested wisely in State Street’s infrastructure, transit, architecture, and landscaping to create a safe, pleasant space that supports businesses and residents; and

WHEREAS, State Street is home to a wide variety of local restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions that are essential to the unique community spirit of Bristol; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the City of Bristol for receiving a 2018 Great Streets in America award for State Street; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the City of Bristol as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the city’s contributions to Southwest Virginia and the entire Commonwealth.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 336

Offered January 29, 2019
Commending the City of Bristol.
Patron-- Carrico

WHEREAS, in 2018, the City of Bristol received a 2018 Great Streets in America award for its revitalization of State Street, a historic downtown community astride the border of Virginia and Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, the Great Streets in America award is presented as part of the American Planning Association’s annual Great Places in America program; Bristol’s State Street was one of five such streets throughout the country to receive the prestigious award; and

WHEREAS, the award recognizes the five-block district of Bristol’s State Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Commonwealth Avenue and Volunteer Parkway, which was a focus of Ignite: Create Bristol’s Future, a two-year, two-state, citizen-led planning process in the 1990s; and

WHEREAS, the City of Bristol invested wisely in State Street’s infrastructure, transit, architecture, and landscaping to create a safe, pleasant space that supports businesses and residents; and

WHEREAS, State Street is home to a wide variety of local restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions that are essential to the unique community spirit of Bristol; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the City of Bristol for receiving a 2018 Great Streets in America award for State Street; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the City of Bristol as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the city’s contributions to Southwest Virginia and the entire Commonwealth.