PRESS RELEASE
MAY
'19
May 30, 2019

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2019
 
Contact:
CONTACT:
Ben McFarlane
Senior Regional Planner
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
757-420-8300
HAMPTON ROADS REGION – NORFOLK AND VIRGINIA BEACH JOINT LAND USE STUDY AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
 
CHESAPEAKE, VA (MAY 30, 2019) – The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) has issued the draft Hampton Roads Region – Norfolk and Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for public review and comment. The public review period will be open through June 28, 2019. Public meetings are being scheduled for mid-June, with announcements to be made once they have been scheduled.
 
The Norfolk and Virginia Beach JLUS is the result of a cooperative planning process between Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and four U.S. Navy Installations in Hampton Roads: Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Air Station Oceana, Naval Station Norfolk, and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. The study specifically considers how flooding and sea level rise affect community assets and infrastructure and how those effects impact military operations and readiness in Hampton Roads. The study identifies several projects and policies that the cities can pursue to mitigate the adverse impacts of flooding and sea level rise on Navy operations.
 
The draft study is available for download via the HRPDC’s website at https://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/joint-land-use-studies/norfolk-va-beach-joint-land-use-study/. The public is invited to provide comments by June 28, 2019. Comments should be sent to bmcfarlane@hrpdcva.gov . For more information of if you need special assistance, please contact 757-420-8300.
 
The Hampton Roads Region – Norfolk and Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study was prepared under contract with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the HRPDC and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.
 
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. HRPDC’s website, www.hrpdcva.gov , may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. HRPDC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Requests made within seven days will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by HRPDC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with HRPDC’s Title VI Administrator and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on HRPDC’s Title VI program, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please call (757) 420-8300 or email kmiller@hrpdcva.gov .
About the HRPDC: The HRPDC is a regional organization established to encourage and facilitate cooperation among local, state and federal governments and agencies to address, on a regional basis, problems or issues that transcend jurisdictional boundaries. Comprised of local elected officials and administration officials, this organization serve the 1.7 million residents and the 17 jurisdictions of the Hampton Roads region regarding topics such as, Economics, Emergency Management, Housing, Planning, and Water Resources.
KENDALL L. MILLER
Principal, Office of Community
Affairs and Civil Rights

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We strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in public involvement opportunities.For further information or questions about information contained in this update, please contact Kendall Miller, Principal, Office of Community Affairs and Civil Rights, at (757) 420-8300