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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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Apr 07

Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Plaza at Jefferson Land Use and Zoning Changes

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 10:19 AM by Communications Department

The Newport News Planning Commission at their semi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, voted to recommend that the City Council approve an amendment to the 3-29 brick kiln_SC2030 Framework for the Future Comprehensive Plan that would support a rezoning of the property for a commercial development. The Peninsula Airport Commission on behalf of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is asking for a change to the comprehensive plan land use map in order to support a shopping center near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Brick Kiln Boulevard.

 The Planning Commission also recommended that City Council approve a change of zoning for approximately 33 acres of Peninsula Airport Commission (Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport) property from Light Industrial to Retail Commercial so the property can be used for commercial development. The potential developer is seeking to anchor the development with a major grocery store. The land use change and rezoning will now go to the City Council for action.