Location change for January 21st meeting
January 13, 2016 by Admin
Instead of the regular Ghent Neighborhood League meeting at the Chrysler, the GNL Board of Directors encourages members to attend a community meeting for Norfolk’s westside neighborhoods.
The next meeting will be:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
First Baptist Lambert’s Point, 1268 West 38th Street, Norfolk.
The City of Norfolk rolled out an important initiative called Norfolk Vision 2100, and the City needs input from residents. Please take the time to visit the website, http://norfolk.gov/vision2100, and to think about your input and vision for Ghent’s future and for Norfolk’s as a whole.
Members of the Planning Department, the Resiliency Office and the Department of Neighborhood Development will give a presentation and solicit feedback.
Please bring your neighbors, spread the word and speak up at the meeting. The GNL will not meet at the Chrysler Museum in January. Our next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Chrysler Museum.
What is it?
In the fall of 2015, as a part of its overall resiliency efforts, the City of Norfolk is beginning a planning process, called Vision 2100. This process will result in a new chapter in the city’s Comprehensive Plan, plaNorfolk2030, that will establish a very-long term vision for the city and a strategy for decision-making that will guide the city towards that vision. To view a video introducing the project, click here.
Why plan for 2100 now?
Norfolk, like all cities, must plan for its future. Given some of its unique long-term challenges, such as sea level rise, Norfolk is beginning to think about its long-term future today. Vision 2100 will result from this thinking.What should Vision 2100 tell us?
Vision 2100 is all about how we make our decisions. Whether it’s the city’s infrastructure investments or its response to development proposals, Vision 2100 will aim to ensure that resources are used efficiently, with an eye towards the future.
How does this relate to other efforts? Vision 2100 is integrally linked to the city’s efforts as part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative as well as the city’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods initiative. The input collected as part of the Vision 2100 planning process will inform those efforts and the strategies developed for each will be reflected in the other.
Asset Mapping Survey
Vision 2100 Introduction Video
Asset Mapping Community Meeting Schedule
The city will be hosting a series of asset mapping meetings in the winter of 2016, at the dates and locations below. The goal of those meetings will be to collect input on the key assets that we should be protecting, building on, and replicating into the future.
1st Community Meeting – Westside Neighborhoods
Thursday, January 21st – 5:30-7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Lambert’s Point