Public Forum Tuesday On VDOT Property

The city of Lexington is seeking public input on what to do with the former Virginia Department of Transportation property on Waddell Street.

A public forum will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Lylburn Downing Middle School Cafeteria.

There will be a presentation on the status of the acquisition and public discussion.

According to a status report by city officials released last week, the “ambition” of the city is to sell the property for development once the property is acquired.

“While Council has not committed to housing, preliminary analysis indicates that this may be the type of development that best meets Council’s goals,” according to the report.

A feasibility study on the 5-acre site was completed in 2018 by the Timmons Group and the city’s appraisal of the

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