Triangle Service Station Revitalization
The sound of heavy construction equipment and crumbling cement were heard on West Main Street as an old landmark site in Radford was demolished this week. The “Triangle Service Station” property, which serviced the automotive needs of Radford citizens for over 7 decades, has now become the site of a revitalization and improvement initiative for the City of Radford.
The Economic Development Authority purchased the property earlier this month. Plans for the space will be to support the needs and goals of a community open space. The project will include additional parking, sidewalk improvements, a paver surface area, lighting improvements, landscaping, ADA accessibility, a possible statue/artwork location and some seating and eating areas.
“This is a significant improvement for our West Main Street Business District, as well as our overall community redevelopment initiative,” David Ridpath, City Manager said. “The EDA’s overall plan for the site will be an asset to the Radford community and one we will all be very proud of.”
The EDA is working quickly to get some enhancements in place before the beginning of winter weather. Other additional improvements will be completed by spring of 2020.
David Horton, Radford Mayor said, “The improvements to West Main Street by converting the old Triangle Service Station into public open space will be fantastic. A new vista on the outstanding businesses that are located in that district combined with a place to gather and enjoy time with friends will greatly enhance our community. “Thank you to Ralph and Jonathan Stewart who recently owned the property for entertaining the desire of the Radford EDA to improve this property. Once completed, the new space will be an asset for the entire City.”