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Indian River/Military Highway Corridor Study
The full public hearing document of the Indian River Planning Area Study and Redevelopment Strategy is available for viewing! The draft public hearing document will be presented at the September 8, 2021, Planning Commission public hearing. At the public hearing, Planning Commission will be considering the plan as an amendment to the City's 2035 Comprehensive Plan and will make a recommendation of approval or denial for City Council's consideration. Planning Commission may also choose to continue this item to a later date for further evaluation before making a recommendation. City Council will have the final vote for approval or denial at a future public hearing once Planning Commission has taken action.
You are invited to attend the September 8, 2021, Planning Commission public hearing and offer your thoughts on this exciting project! At the public hearing, you will have an opportunity to comment publicly on the Plan and directly address Planning Commission.
One this project webpage you will find a video presentation delivered by City staff to City Council and Planning Commission in January 2021, as well as the virtual public input meeting presentations from May 2020, November 2020, and May 2021.
Virtual Community Meeting #3 Presentation Video (May 2021)
Work Session Presentation Video (January 2021)
Virtual Community Meeting #2 Presentation Video (November 2020)
Virtual Community Meeting - Project Kickoff Presentation Video
The Indian River Planning Area Study will evaluate current conditions along the Indian River Road and Military Highway corridors, as well as in surrounding areas to create a strategic plan that will embrace the City’s Comprehensive Plan and its three cornerstones: responsible growth, infrastructure, and quality of life.
The plan will highlight the significance of both Indian River Road and Military Highway as important gateways that can help the City achieve its vision of being a place known for its well-connected communities and vibrant commercial areas. At the same time, the study will explore ways to enhance overall quality of life in the area and to accommodate a broad range of future mobility options.
This study will also support the City's adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which identifies the Indian River Road and North Military Highway corridors as a contiguous planning area needing further study. Examples of past planning studies can be found in the Planning Department's Planning Library.
Please submit your comments on the Indian River/Military Highway Corridor Study to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Chesapeake Planning Department
Attn: Benjamin Camras
306 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Thank you for your participation!