(Charleston, W. Va.) – The Charleston Land Reuse Agency (CLRA), a public agency created by the City of Charleston, announced it will host two community input events in February – a Developer Roundtable on February 21 at 3 p.m. at the City Service Center (915 Quarrier Street, Suite 6) which will provide real estate and development professionals the opportunity to learn about new incentive programs and share their perspectives on needs and barriers to housing redevelopment, and a Public Input Session on February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Community Center gym (502 Ruffner Ave.) which will provide residents the opportunity to share their priorities for their neighborhoods and the City as a whole.

The Developer Roundtable, scheduled for February 21 at 3 p.m. at the City Service Center, will include a presentation by Bowen National Research regarding a regional housing study commissioned by Advantage Valley—with focus on Kanawha County, along with preliminary data and trends for the City of Charleston.  The roundtable will provide Bowen National Research and the CLRA the opportunity to gather essential feedback on housing needs from the development community in support of application for designation as a BUILD WV - Housing Development Tax Credit District.  Designation under this statewide program would allow for new construction and redevelopment tax incentives to stimulate investment in the Capital City. The CLRA, during this roundtable, will also introduce its New Construction Incentive Program which offers between $35,000 and $50,000 in cash incentives for new, middle-income single-family housing and will in turn bring much needed new and affordable housing to the community. 

The Public Input Session, scheduled for February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Community Center, will provide community members the opportunity to learn about the current work of the CLRA – specifically related to housing, redevelopment, and conservation; and provide input regarding their priorities for their neighborhoods. The CLRA will also introduce its new Side Lot Program, designed to grant next-door vacant lots to existing property owners to help them increase the value and equity in what may be their most valuable asset – their home.

The Developer Roundtable and Public Input Session are open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided. For more information, email   

BACKGROUND: Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin spearheaded the development of a comprehensive strategy to address dilapidated structures and the creation of the Charleston Land Reuse Agency which was established by City Council on August 19, 2019, with the goal of promoting the productive use of property by identifying available properties suitable for public space, conservation, housing, and commercial use; and pursuing the acquisition, management, inventory, and disposition of those properties. Read more >>>