Second Round of Public Meetings Planned for Hilltop SGA

Friday, February 10, 2012

The public is invited to the second round of meetings that are integral to developing a master plan for the Hilltop Strategic Growth Area, one of eight urban SGAs identified in the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  As part of a weeklong design charrette, the public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Laskin Road Annex, 1413 Laskin Road to view the work in progress and to talk with the design team as it explores various future urban design scenarios for the SGA. Use the front entrance.  Additional parking is located behind the facility.

Also, a public meeting to view the refined design principles and design alternatives developed during the design charrette is planned for Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the Laskin Road Annex.

In early January, the city held the first round of public meetings to receive broad public input on the SGA’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.  These meetings were facilitated by Urban Design Associates, the consultant team, and resulted in a draft set of design principles and potential boundary expansion for the Hilltop SGA.  The purpose of the March design charette is to refine these principles into future design alternatives for the SGA and obtain more specific public input.

For information on the Hilltop Strategic Growth Area Plan, contact Debbie Zywna in the Planning and Community Development Department at (757) 385-4621 or visit