The HRPDC is hosting a virtual public meeting on March 2, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for residents, stakeholders, and other interested parties to learn more about the Portsmouth-Chesapeake Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). The meeting will be held using the Zoom Webinar platform. Registration is required and can be accessed through the HRPDC’s website at https://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/joint-land-use-studies. This effort is sponsored by the HRPDC in partnership with the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake and is funded through a grant from the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, formerly known as the Office of Economic Adjustment and from in-kind contributions from the HRPDC and participating cities.
March 2, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting – Registration information at https://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/joint-land-use-studies
The primary goal of this JLUS is to provide a process for local staff from Portsmouth and Chesapeake to work with representatives from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and other installations in the participating jurisdictions to identify existing or potential conflicts between activities inside and outside installation boundaries. These discussions will allow the communities and installations to work together to identify potential strategies or policies that are mutually beneficial. Topics addressed through the study include flooding, sea level rise, parking, traffic, and other issues. These issues were identified through a series of discussions between city and Navy representatives as well as interviews with community stakeholders.
The project team is currently in the process of developing recommendations to address the challenges and potential conflicts identified during the study. Participants in the meeting will learn about the study’s goals and findings from the project team and will hear about the process for completing the study and moving forward with its recommendations. For more information about the study, visit the Portsmouth-Chesapeake Joint Land Use Study page on the HRPDC website at https://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/joint-land-use-studies/portsmouth-chesapeake-joint-land-use-study/.
For project information contact Ben McFarlane, Senior Regional Planner, at (757) 420-8300.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. The HRPDC will strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact Ms. Kendall Miller, Administrator, Office of Community Affairs and Civil Rights, at (757) 420-8300 for more information.