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Paradise Creek Industrial Corridor Concept Plan

The purpose of this project is to develop a common vision and Concept Plan to guide future use of the Paradise Creek Industrial Corridor.
Click here to download the kick-off presentation to Portsmouth City Council

This planning process is hosted by the City of Portsmouth, the Elizabeth River Project, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and EPA to develop a future use concept plan for the Paradise Creek industrial corridor. The process is facilitated by Skeo Solutions and aligns with the Destination Portsmouth planning process by integrating focus group working sessions with public comment and review.

Where We Are Now

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During 2012, the City of Portsmouth, the Elizabeth River Project, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened a focus group of key stakeholders to identify goals, strategies and a concept plan to guide cleanup activities and local investments.

Following the Destination Portsmouth planning model, the focus group met several times over the course of the year to articulate a vision for the Paradise Creek Industrial Corridor. See Past Materials below for more background information.

Ideas generated during working sessions and online public comment have been summarized into a draft future use plan available for download here. Please let us know your thoughts about the Draft Paradise Creek Industrial Corridor Future Use Plan! Please use the form below to submit comments by June 13, 2013.


Past Materials

July 12, 2012 Working Session: Local stakeholders convened in a working session to identify opportunities and challenges in the corridor. Click here to download the download the "Challenges" presentation which outlines considerations and questions related to the corridor.

October 25, 2012 Working Session: Ideas generated during the first working session and online public comment period were integrated into draft concept plan available for download here. Local stakeholders convened in a working session to review the draft plan and discuss recommendations and strategies for implementation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alisa Hefner at 434-975-6700 x235.

You may also want to contact Mr. Patrick Small, Director of Economic Development for the City of Portsmouth, at 757-393-8804 or the Planning Department at 757-393-8836.



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