A massive collaboration between city staff and citizens has resulted in Vision 2100, a strategic, long-range vision.
This 50-page document lays out the steps to ensure Norfolk is a great 22nd Century City – the “Coastal Community of the Future.”
“Norfolk continues to lead the region and the country in how we think and strategize around the impacts of sea level rise,” said George Homewood, Director of Planning. “We know Norfolk will look very different 100 years from now. The decisions we make today should lead us on a path that creates a city that is the most liveable, resilient coastal community for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vision 2100 will help us achieve this goal.”
The Vision 2100 process began more than a year ago and involved the Departments of Planning, Resilience and Neighborhoods. Throughout 2016, the City hosted nine public meetings where residents identified places, events and thingsin their neighborhoods that make Norfolk strong and a great place to live, work and play. Then residents working with city staff took that information and folded into Vision 2100.
The Norfolk Planning Commission unanimously approved the draft Vision 2100 in October. Following Council’s adoption, Vision 2100 will become part of plaNorfolk2030, a guide to decision-making for development and public infrastructure.
For more information on Vision 2100, go here.