Hampton Roads planning fee holding public conferences to debate floodwater close to navy bases


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — You’ll be able to weigh in on a plan to stop floodwaters from chopping off navy bases at a public assembly on Monday.

The Hampton Roads Planning District Fee is holding a public assembly on the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study (JLUS).

The examine checked out how flooding and sea degree rise have an effect on neighborhood infrastructure.

Proposed initiatives embrace elevating sections of Hampton Boulevard and Nimmo Parkway, enhancing storm drains, constructing surge obstacles on the Lafayette River, in addition to a flood wall on the Willoughby Bay and a doable ferry service to Naval Station Norfolk.

10 On Your Facet spoke with the fee shortly after the study draft was launched again in March, which mentioned the navy is a vital a part of the local people.

Whitney Katchmark with the Hampton Roads Planning District Fee mentioned, “We realized there wasn’t as a lot communication as we preferred and the way sea degree rise and flooding generally may influence their navy readiness.”

The general public assembly is occurring on the Ted Fixed Convocation Middle within the Massive Blue Room from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. on Monday.

Should you can’t make it, there shall be one other public assembly on Tuesday night time on the Sandler Middle in Virginia Seashore.