Superblock Charrette

Superblock Charrette

Date: 24 Jan 2015
Category: Downtown

Building upon a successful initial gathering and brainstorming session in 2014, the City is moving forward with revitalization and planning efforts in Downtown Newport News. At the heart of these efforts is how best to utilize the Superblock space in the middle of the Downtown area. The City’s Planning Department is currently in the final stages of procuring a consultant to take the 2014 vision for Downtown and turn it into a more formalized plan for the area. Funding for Downtown revitalization efforts is provided in the City’s most recent Capital Improvement Plan. Moving into 2016, it is anticipated that work will begin on streetscape efforts along the heavily traveled Washington Avenue corridor from 32nd Street to 25th Street. Additional efforts are expected to focus on providing improvements to Christopher Newport Park, which overlooks the James River near the intersection of 26th Street and West Avenue.

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