Beach Road Waterline Replacement Project
At last night’s meeting, the Newport News City Council approved $3.6 million for the construction of a new 12-inch waterline along Beach Road in Hampton. Part of the Capital Improvements Plan for the Waterworks Department, this project involves replacing an existing eight-inch cast iron pipe originally installed in 1938 and will provide additional water flow to the Fox Hill area of Hampton. The installation of the new pipe will also allow for the dismantling and removal of the obsolete elevated water storage tank on Beach Road. Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider that serves over 400,000 customers in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County and part of James City County.
Southeast Community Redevelopment Initiatives
City Council approved $1.5 million for a number of redevelopment projects in the Southeast Community. The South Police Precinct and Jim’s Local Market are operational in the Brooks Crossing Project, and these funds will allow for the implementation of the third and final phase of infrastructure improvements – utility upgrading, relocation and undergrounding, and the installation of light poles. Additionally, the funds will aid in Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority initiatives in the Jefferson Park area as well as provide support for activities in connection with the 2016 Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning grant the City recently received.
Parks & Recreation Improvements
Also as part of the Capital Improvements Plan, the Council approved $850,000 to fund facility repair and replacement projects at our parks and recreation facilities. The projects include: dredging of the boat channels leading from Huntington Park and Anderson Park (Peterson’s Yacht Basin) and refurbishing the tennis courts at King-Lincoln Park and other City courts. These project will address public safety, usability and access issues at those locations.
The item on last night’s agenda
regarding Ivy Towers (item G3) was withdrawn by the applicant. All other agenda items were approved by City Council and the entire Council meeting can be viewed on-demand