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Public workshops were held to explain existing conditions and what is proposed in the Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27, and
4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27
Chesapeake Central Library Meeting Room
The workshops will be identical and anyone may attend any time during the allotted hours.
Please submit any comments or suggestions by Jan. 31, 2020.
Please submit any comments or suggestions by Jan. 31, 2020:
Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District
City Council adopted the Great Bridge Village Design Guidelines in December 2008 as an amendment to the 2026 Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the Guidelines is to guide future development and redevelopment in a unified fashion that preserves the area’s historic significance and identity.
On November 19, 2019, City Council passed a resolution requesting the Planning Commission/Planning Department to study and consider the designation of the Great Bridge Historic Gateway District as an Overlay District within the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance. Creation of the Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District would facilitate implementation of the Guidelines by establishing appropriate boundaries, regulations, and procedural and architectural guidelines. A draft report, PLN-TXT-2019-011 Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District, has been issued by the Planning Department and includes a summary of past studies and planning efforts, existing conditions, a description of the proposed study area, demographics of the area, environmental constraints, transportation plans, recommendations, and specific development standards for the four character districts.
Public workshops to explain existing conditions and what is proposed in the Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District were held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Chesapeake Central Library Meeting Room, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exhibits and public comments from both the morning and evening public workshops are available for review. Additional comments will be accepted through January 31, 2020.
This map illustrates the boundaries of the Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District, with the district divided into four smaller character districts. The four character districts are the Causeway Character District, Historic Battlefield Character District, Great Bridge Business Character District, and South Gateway Character District.