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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 12

Upcoming Meetings Seek Public Input on Plan for Future

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 8:19 AM by Communications Department

One City, One Future Comprehensive Plan draft available for review

The Code of Virginia mandates all localities prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan for the physical development of land within its jurisdiction. One City One Future_SCNewport News Department of Planning staff have been working with the Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee to update the city’s current plan, and over the next few weeks, a series of public meetings are scheduled to present the draft plan and initial recommendations. The public is invited to attend one of the three meetings to learn more and provide feedback about the recommendations for the future of Newport News.

• Monday, July 17, 6-8 p.m., Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue
• Tuesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m., Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard
• Thursday, July 27, 6-8 p.m., Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive

 The One City, One Future Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide for capital improvements and presents the strategy to manage the community and physical development in a responsible and sustainable manner in Newport News for the next 20 years. The plan contains the city’s official policies on land use, urban design, transportation, housing, public facilities and services, environment, and economic development. The plan also includes assessments of existing conditions, growth trends, and the future needs of the community. While a living document designed to accommodate change, the purpose pf the comprehensive plan is to provide a strong and constant vision for the future.

Newport News’ vision for 2040 is not just what the city hopes to achieve, but rather a dream that can be brought to fruition, a legacy for future generations, and the solid foundation of this comprehensive plan. The One City, One Future Comprehensive Plan is available for review in Newport News public libraries and in the Department of Planning in City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue, and beginning Monday, July 17 at Contact the Department of Planning with questions at 757-926-8761 or