The City is developing a plan that will guide land use decisions for the next 20 years. What would change about your neighborhood and what would you like to keep the same?
The City is asking Norfolk residents to weigh in on the City's next General Plan. Through community meetings, an online forum, facebook and other vehicles, the City will be asking for your help in creating plaNorfolk 2030, the new City of Norfolk General Plan. The plan is about what the City of Norfolk will look like in 20 years. It will involve many small steps and some big ones. Norfolk today is, in large part, determined by the policies and actions in previous plans. MacArthur Center, light rail, East Beach, Broad Creek, Norfolk Wellness and Fitness Center, restoration of wetlands and dune protection were all envisioned in previous plans, as were many other initiatives in the city. Planning guides how and when the City will fund projects, where we will encourage private sector development, where we will put public infrastructure, such as recreation centers, bike paths, and libraries. It guides zoning, land use and transportation decisions. Like all plans, PlaNorfolk 2030 will be updated as conditions change. But the decisions contained in this general plan will guide us for the next two decades.
PlaNorfolk 2030 will be the road map for where we go next. The City has developed a draft plan – based on previous plans and current and projected conditions. But, we need to hear from you. Are we on the right track? What have we left out? Help define the vision of Norfolk 2030 and the tools we will put in place today to help us get there.