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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Chesapeake 2045 - Community Input

There are many opportunities to make your voice heard to help create the next Comprehensive Plan, the guiding document for growth and preservation in Chesapeake. The Comprehensive Plan, "Chesapeake 2045", is the overarching guide for the entire City and there are also smaller plans that hone in on more specific sections and interests (rural areas, trails and open spaces, South Norfolk, Greenbrier, etc.). Your thoughts are critical to this process and the time to get involved is now. 

Keep an eye on this page or text "Ches2045" to 888777 to receive text updates about input opportunities. Are you a member of a civic league, faith organization, or community group that might be interested to learn more? Contact the Planning Department to request a presentation.

Chesapeake 2045 Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a City’s guide to how it will move into the future, whether that be with new growth and development, or protection and preservation of the things we have. It provides the City with policies and recommendations on a range of topics from economic development to environmental sustainability and resilience to transportation to placemaking and design. This plan helps us visualize where new roads and infrastructure may be needed in the future, and valuable natural resources and assets that must be protected. 

Open Houses (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.):

Trails & Connectivity Plan

The Trails and Connectivity Plan (TConn) is focused on developing a rich network of open spaces, trails, recreational waterways, and more. This plan will expand upon the Comprehensive Plan. Attend the open house on Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum, take this survey, or contribute to the interactive map.Sept.

Rural Area Listening

Sign up to be part of the Planning Department's Rural Area Listening sessions. These small groups are ideal opportunities for those who live in and care about Chesapeake's rural areas to make their voices heard. Information gathered from these meetings will be shared with City Council to help inform policy decisions. You must sign up ahead of time to get your seat at the table by contacting the Planning Department at 757-382-6176 or

Small Groups by appointment only (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.)

South Norfolk Design Guidelines

You can provide input to guide updates to the South Norfolk Design Guidelines. Mark your calendars for the Open House on September 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at  Truitt Intermediate School.

Greenbrier Area Plan

Work on this exciting plan continues with another open house on November 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Greenbrier Middle School. The Greenbrier Area Plan will guide future development, help maintain the area’s economic advantage in the marketplace, and attract new businesses and residents too by improving the qualities that make Greenbrier unique. 

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