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Nov 29

City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 8:41 AM by Communications Department

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Conditional Use Permit for Tilt Studio
At last night’s meeting, City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of Tilt Studio in Patrick Henry Mall. Tilt Studio is a family entertainment center that will feature party rooms, over 100 amusement games, a bobsled ride, bumper cars, and mini-bowling as well as a two-level laser tag course.

Property for the Newport News Green Foundation
City Council also voted to transfer a surplus, City-owned parcel at 5101 Huntington Avenue to the Newport News Green Foundation. The foundation will create and maintain the property as green space in perpetuity. The Newport News Green Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life by preserving, transforming, and promoting green spaces throughout the city. 

VDOT Urban Funds for Road Projects
Council approved a request to VDOT to reallocate $6,320,210 in residual Urban Funds from completed projects to six federally funded projects with funding shortfalls. VDOT Urban Funds require a 2% local match, which is $126,404.20. The six projects are: Chesapeake Avenue Bike Trail -- $500,000; Newport News Transportation Center -- $2,166,712; Fort Eustis Bridge -- $2,500,000; Oakland Sidewalks -- $100,000; Washington Avenue Bridge -- $553,498; and Oyster Point Access Improvements -- $500,000.

Other Actions
All items on last night’s regular City Council meeting agenda  were approved, and the entire Council meeting can be viewed on-demand.

Next Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Newport News City Council will be Tuesday, December 12. City Council typically meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue. Meetings are shown live on the City's Cable Channel NNTV (Cox Ch 48/Verizon Ch 19) and are streamed live on City Council meetings are also available to be watched on-demand the day following the meeting. Oftentimes City Council holds work sessions in the 10th floor conference room of City Hall in the afternoon before the regular meetings. Work sessions are open to the public. Agendas for work sessions and regular meetings are available online in the Agenda Center the Friday before the meeting.