The new Envision Hampton Roads website was unveiled at the July meeting of the Envision Hampton Roads (EHR) stakeholders. The website was donated to the regional planning effort by Insercorp , a website design shop in Franklin, whose President, Tim Bradshaw, is among the EHR stakeholders. Insercorp staff worked with Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) staff to develop the site, www.envisionhamptonroads.org .
The site is dedicated to the regional strategic planning process that the HRPDC embarked on in 2013. EHR seeks to develop Hampton Roads’ first Community-based Regional Strategic Plan through building upon the Urban Land Institute’s Reality Check Hampton Roads and several other past conversations regarding regional planning. EHR’s innovative approach to planning gives the residents of Hampton Roads the opportunity to set the course for their community’s future. The goal of EHR is to engage residents to participate in the establishment of a shared Regional Vision that ultimately creates a blueprint for the Region’s future that leads to Hampton Roads being a great place to live, work, play, learn, and visit. In developing Envision Hampton Roads, the HRPDC will be following a seven step Community Based Planning approach. The first step involved listening sessions and a survey of residents to establish Community Values. The Visioning phase is currently underway. From there, the process includes: Strategy, Plan, Fund, Build, and Achieve.
The new website is a repository for all things EHR. Using the new website, residents will be able to follow the EHR planning process through the seven step Community Based Planning approach, watch stakeholders meetings, and learn about upcoming opportunities for involvement.