Plans are prepared for specific areas of the Newport News to guide growth, development, redevelopment, and/or revitalization efforts. These specific plans provide a framework for investment and include strategies and specific actions to address challenges and opportunities within a defined area.
The City of Newport News has a long history with comprehensive planning, including smaller area and neighborhood plans. These smaller plans are intended to provide more detailed analysis of existing conditions than the citywide comprehensive plan, and propose specific actions for areas that have the potential to experience significant change. Each plan reflects and responds to the unique characteristics and planning context of the specific area for which it is prepared.