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Upcoming Events

The Planning Department is holding the next round of public Community Open Houses:

  • May 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m, Jolliff Middle School
  • June 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Great Bridge Town Meeting (Information Table) @ Great Bridge Intermediate School
  • June 10 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center
  • June 13 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Fire Station #7, 3329 South Battlefield Blvd.
  • June 17 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Chesapeake Lifestyle Center

See for more info

Tuesday, June 11 - City Council Meeting - (Single Member Voting Districts & Recycling Referendums) - Regular City Council Meeting, Jun 11, 2024

Wednesday, June 12 - Planning Commission Meeting - Planning Commission Meeting Agendas (

Thursday, July 11 - Poindexter Street Sidewalk Extension Project | Chesapeake, VA ( Public Meeting - This project constructs a new sidewalk on the I-464 overpass to connect from existing sidewalks at Bainbridge Blvd to the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge and Elizabeth River Park. 

Past Events

June 3 - Trails and Connectivity Plan is planning its final open house for early June, date and place yet to be announced.  

Saturday, June 1 - Clean the Bay Day - Chesapeake Bay Foundation (

Tuesday, May 28, 6 - 8 pm  - Green Drinks Chesapeake @ YNot Italian in Greenbrier 

Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 to 8:00 pm - Greenbrier Area Plan - The Planning Department is having a FINAL Community Open House on  at the Greenbrier Middle School.

Saturday, May 11, 1 - 2:30 pm - free solar workshop led by Ruth Amundsen, a local solar advocate, at Elizabeth River Project's Ryan Resilience Lab -

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 pm - City Council Public Hearing on 2025 City Budget, City Hall Council Chamber, 306 Cedar Road - learn more at Budget Department | Chesapeake, VA (

Saturday, April 20, 12 pm to 4 pm - Earth Day Festival @ Campostella Square Park, 2019 Windy Rd, Chesapeake, VA - Earth Day Festival 2024 (

Tuesday, March 26, 6 pm to 8 pm - Green Drinks Chesapeake @ YNot Italian in Greenbrier

Tuesday, February 27, 6 pm to 8 pm - Green Drinks Chesapeake @ YNot Italian in Greenbrier - (1) Green Drinks Chesapeake - February | Facebook

Wednesday, January 31, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Trails and Connectivity Plan Open House @ Grassfield High School - Trails and Connectivity Plan Open House (

Thursday, January 25, 6 pm to 8 pm - Community Meeting on Climate Pollution Reduction Grant @ DEQ Tidewater Regional Office, 5636 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach - Climate Pollution Reduction Grant | Virginia DEQ

Wednesday, January 24, 7 pm - Happy Hour Social with Climate Action Hampton Roads @ Black Pelican Restaurant - RSVP at Hampton Roads Happy Hour · Virginia League of Conservation Voters ( 


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