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Showing posts from January, 2024


As Chesapeake continues to be an attractive place to live, more and more people will move into our City. The City population, currently at 255,000, is projected to grow to just shy of 300,000 by 2045. The number of households will grow from about 95,000 to over 113,000. How do we build homes for another 18,000 families while planting more trees? How do we connect 45,000 more people with the commercial, institutional, and recreational facilities they’ll use without creating traffic choked streets? How do we improve the quality of life for all residents while dealing with the effects of hotter summers, more intense storms, and worsening flood risks? These are answers we need to see incorporated into the City's updated Comprehensive Plan. Building more compactly rather than creating sprawl needs to be part of the answer. Take this survey to give your feedback on how the density of housing fits into the picture -

Trails and Connectivity Plan Open House

The Chesapeake Planning Department will be hosting a second community meeting to share their progress on the planning effort for the new Trails and Connectivity Plan and receive feedback on our proposed network. Come out and advocate for creating a backbone network of multiuse trails, bikeways, and sidewalks to connect different parts of Chesapeake. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at Grassfield High School from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Please see the attached flyer or visit our website for more information: