The City of Newport News has begun the process of updating the Hilton Area Neighborhood Plan. Through a robust planning process, which includes a significant amount of community involvement, the city will create the new Greater Hilton Area Plan (GHAP). The GHAP will highlight the successes achieved since the original plan was adopted in 1998, identify opportunities for improvement, evaluate potential redevelopment opportunities and encourage neighborhood and commercial stabilization. Through the process, the city’s goal is to develop a community driven, guiding policy document that defines the community’s aspirations and strategies for achievement over the next 20 years.
To kick-off the planning process, the city is hosting a virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will air on the Newport News Facebook Page, NNTV (Cox 48 and Verizon 19) and www.nnva.gov/nntv. After a presentation on the GHAP, the panel will respond to questions and comments received on the Facebook feed or via email. To submit questions in advance, email Toluwalase Ibikunle at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 25.
The GHAP process is being led and managed by the Newport News Department of Planning. The planning process will take up to 24-months and includes numerous public engagement opportunities for those wishing to participate. For more information, visit the GHAP webpage.