Hilltop Strategic Growth Area Vision Drafted

City Invites Input on Phase Three – Deciding the Future

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

On Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. the public is invited to the Linkhorn Park Elementary School cafeteria, 977 First Colonial Road, for the third and final phase of the Hilltop Strategic Growth Area (SGA) planning process.  This phase, Deciding the Future, presents the initial draft, preferred development alternatives and the long-range vision for the Hilltop SGA.   Please join us for this important occasion.  Weigh in on development alternatives, offer input and ideas, and help create a plan that contributes to the community’s lasting value. 

The city’s Comprehensive Plan designates eight SGAs to accommodate and absorb the city’s future urban-type growth.  Beginning in January, the city held the first round of public meetings for input on the Hilltop SGA plan.  During these meetings, civic leaders, business owners, property owners, residents and student leaders identified positive features of the Hilltop SGA and clarified what should be improved in the future.  This resulted in a set of community-derived design principles for the SGA.  Based on those principles, a week-long design workshop was held in mid-March to sketch initial future concepts for the SGA and to obtain more specific public input.  The result is a proposed new vision for the Hilltop SGA.

For information on the Hilltop SGA Master Plan, contact Debbie Zywna in the Planning Department at 385-4621 or visit www.VBgov.com/hilltopplan.

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