Newport News Transportation Center

Newport News Transportation Center

Through a collaborative effort between City departments, the EDA and the State, a master plan and transportation-oriented development study were produced to evaluate the impact and benefit of a multimodal station at the proposed site along Bland Boulevard. The Newport News Transportation Center will serve as an invaluable hub for local and regional transportation networks that will aid residents in their travels and draw new visitors to the area.

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Middle Ground Boulevard/City Center Boulevard

Middle Ground Boulevard/City Center Boulevard

The long-awaited and highly-anticipated extension of Middle Ground Boulevard is scheduled for completion in February 2015. With the completion of this eastwest traffic corridor between Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, at last there will be much easier connectivity to the Greater Oyster Point area and to City Center at Oyster Point, the acknowledged central business district for the entire Virginia Peninsula. The roadway is named City Center Boulevard, and runs from Warwick Boulevard to Rock Landing Drive. City Council took action in November to re-name the original Middle Ground Boulevard portion of the roadway (from Jefferson Avenue to Rock Landing […]

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Business Community Involvement

Business Community Involvement

Maintaining contact with the various businesses throughout the City is the crux of business retention efforts. One of the major components of the City’s efforts along these lines is involvement at community events such as roundtable discussions and attendance at business association meetings. Staff has continued to be involved with both the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association and the Denbigh Warwick Business Association, providing business updates and information on upcoming events during their monthly meetings. We have also remained involved with the Copeland Industrial Park Business Association in their efforts to share information with the companies within one […]

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US Airways Magazine Feature

US Airways Magazine Feature

The City received widespread acclaim and national publicity in a 43-page feature in US Airways magazine. The August 2014 issue showcased Newport News as an exciting place to live, work and play through a series of articles highlighting business and quality of life around the City. A variety of prominent companies (including Riverside Health System, Ferguson, ICG and Newport News Shipbuilding), business partners, educational institutions, attractions and City departments contributed to the highly anticipated edition, seen by six million travelers. In addition to funding assistance, the EDA provided extensive editorial support to the feature. It serves not only as a […]

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