Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program
The Town of Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program is dedicated to the continued enhancement of the historic downtown central business district.
As a private/public partnership, Buchanan’s revitalization activities rely on the cooperative efforts of the Town of Buchanan, local citizens, property owners and businesses for its vitality.
The Town of Buchanan has modeled its’ revitalization activities on the National and Virginia Main Street Approach. Buchanan’s efforts put the traditional assets of downtown, such as historic architecture and locally-owned businesses, to work as a catalyst for economic growth and community pride. Many of our downtown buildings are on the State and National Register as part of the Town of Buchanan Historic District. These structures are eligible for historic rehabilitation tax credits for qualified renovations.
Buchanan’s strategy for revitalizing and managing the Downtown district uses four interconnected areas:
ORGANIZATION – The Town of Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program works to establish consensus and cooperation by building effective partnerships among all stakeholders including property owners, business owners, residents and the Town.
DESIGN – The Town of Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program works to enhance the visual quality of downtown by addressing all design elements to create an appealing environment. From signage, to storefront facades, to interior restoration to product displays, first impressions count in increasing sales and the desirability of downtown as a place to live, shop and invest.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING – The Town of Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program works to strengthen downtown’s existing economic assets and fulfill its broadest market potential.
PROMOTIONS – The Town of Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program works to create and market a positive image based on the unique attributes of the Downtown district. Working with our local businesses and area residents, the Town has established a comprehensive Calendar of events.
Inventory of Available Buildings
The historic building features high ceilings sporting pressed metal tiles and entrances fromMain Streetas well asBedford Street. The building has been restored and currently has offices, however, it may easily be returned to a storefront.
For Information call John Sweitzer at 992 – 2234. This building is on the National Register as a contributing structure to the Town’s Historic District making it eligible for Historic Tax Credits for qualified renovations.
19758 Main Street – One story brick commercial building consistingof 2,530 square feet with a paved parking lot behind the building. This property is zoned Trade.
The interior of this historic building features high ceilings with a pressed metal ceiling.
For information call Wayne Adkings at 540- 476- 0522. This building is on the National Register as a contributing structure to the Town’s Historic District making it eligible for Historic Tax Credits for qualified renovations.
The office is located on the upper floor at the intersection of Main Street and Parkway Drive.
For information, contact Sonya Barnes at 423-646-5549.
19799 Main Street – For Sale or Lease. One story brick commercial building with 5,344 square feet found on main floor and basement. This property is zoned Trade.
Restored in 1996 this historic building features high ceilings with a pressed metal ceiling, hardwood floors and a loft. This building has the potential for two floor use with rear entry at lower level. This building currently houses Backwoods Country & Buchanan Florist on the main floor and The Dogroom Groomers on the lower level. The owner will consider selling or leasing the building as well as selling the Backwoods Country & Buchanan Florist business.
For information call James River Realty at 540-254- 2117. This building is on the National Register as a contributing structure to the Town’s Historic District making it eligible for Historic Tax Credits for qualified renovations.
For information contact Kathy Caldwell at the Bank of Botetourt 540-591-5038. Grocery Store with Gas Pumps on 1 acre land. Zoned Trade.
19318 Main St – Brick and block buildings with 14-15 foot ceilings, dock loading, drive-in door, sprinkled, separate office building. Zoned Manufacturing.
Great opportunity to rezone for creative use such as condominiums with mixed use. On National Register Eligible for Historic Tax Credits for qualified renovation. Call John Lipscomb at 540-266-8613 for info.
68 Parkway Drive – For rent. One story building featuring 256 square foot office with full kitchen and full bath as well as an attached 2 bay garage. This property is zoned Trade.
For information, contact Judy Imhoff Mundy – 540-473-3108
19746 Main Street – For Sale, or, Lease. Two story historic brick building with first floor storefront, second story apartment and attached one story addition. This property is zoned T – Trade.
Constructed in 1815, this is the oldest commercial building on Main Street and is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks as a contributing structure to the Town’s Historic District making it eligible for rehabilitation tax credits for qualified restoration. For purchase, or, rental information, contact owner Ray Burton at 540-397-4248.
Welcome to the Town of Buchanan, Virginia
Water, Sewer and Garbage Collection – Buchanan Town Hall 254 – 1212: 19753 Main Street
Town Building Permit & Zoning – Buchanan Town Hall 254 – 1212: 19753 Main Street
Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program – 254 – 1212; Town Hall 19753 Main Street
Dominion Virginia Electric Service – 1 – 888 – 667 – 3000
Verizon Phone Service – 1-866-382-8182
Mail Services – U.S. Post Office – 254 – 2178: 19698 Main Street
Cable Television – Shentel – 1 – 877 – 743 – 8538
Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad - 9 – 1- 1 non – emergency number 254 – 1331
Botetourt Resource Center-254 – 1468; 33 Lowe St.
Town of Buchanan Fees – Due by December 5th
Personal Property Taxes $0.32 per $100.00
Real Estate Taxes $0.19 per $100.00
Tools and Machinery $0.10 per $100.00
Business and Professional Operators License
License – $25.00 minimum, based on gross receipts.
Due February 15th. License obtained from the Buchanan Town Hall. Please get a Sign Permit from Buchanan Town Hall before placing any signs.
Meals Tax & Occupancy Tax – 4% Due on the 20th of each month. Forms may be acquired from the Buchanan Town Hall.
Permits & Utility Fees – From Buchanan Town Hall
Town Zoning/Building Permit $50.00
Sign Permit No Fee
Public Hearing for Zoning Request $600.00
Renter’s Water Deposit $200.00
Water Hook Up $2,200.00
Sewer Hook Up $2,500.00
Water, Sewer & Garbage Fees – Bills due by the 15th of each month
Renter’s Deposit – $200.00
Property Owner Deposit – $0.00
Water, Sewer and Garbage customers are billed monthly for services. Residential Customers are charged $43.25 for the first 4,000 gallons of water, $26.25 for sewer, and $18.00 for garbage pickup. Commercial customers are charged $43.25 for the first 4,000 gallons of water, $26.25 for sewer and $26.00 for garbage. Water and sewer usage over 4,000 gallons per month are charged additional fees.
Dumpsters to be located and screened as per Town Zoning.
Botetourt County Offices
County Switchboard – 473 – 8220
Treasurer’s Office – 473 – 8254
Commissioner of Revenue – 473 – 8270
Sheriff’s Department – 473 – 8230
Clerk of Circuit Court – 473 – 8274
Museum – 473 – 8394
Recreation Dept. 473 – 8326
Building Department – 473 – 8248
Zoning Office – 473 – 8320
Tourism Office – 474 – 1167
State Business Tax Forms
Virginia Department of Taxation – www.tax.virginia.gov
Virginia Government Business One Stop – www.bos.virginia.gov