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Old 03-12-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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Whats with rumors of basically making Denbigh the new East End? I've heard by 2010 a project is supposed to begin with mass knockdown of East End section 8 housing in favor of building condos and businesses along the water..Ive even heard Donald Trump was investing into Downtown and East End Newport News..And the Denbigh area was supposed to be throwing up section 8 and mixed-income housing to house most of these former east end tenants..If this is true, the crime rate will skyrocket in the city...And Denbigh will basically be undesirable to anyone who can afford to get out..
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Is Huntington Pointe The Denbigh Development you are referring to ?
North of Denbigh Boulevard the proposed Huntington Pointe development, will offer 2,550 single-family homes, town houses, condominiums and apartments to the area. The mixed-use development will also include retail stores, offices and an about four-mile nature trail and numerous neighborhoods parks.

A key feature of Huntington Pointe is the developer’s promise to build and pay for a $7 million, four-lane connector road, called Independence Boulevard, between Denbigh and Fort Eustis boulevards to ease traffic on Route 17 and Jefferson Avenue. A pedestrian and bike trail will run parallel to the road, The development, which will take about 20 years to build out, follows the planning concept of new urbanism, which is similar to Port Warwick, New Town and High Street. The concept calls for a mixed-use community of homes and businesses, and developers pattern the neighborhoods after small towns and cities before World War II.Huntington Pointe will include a four-mile trail and numerous neighborhood parks.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Is this the east End Project ?
The Newport News Economic Development Authority has selected a firm headed by acclaimed NFL quarterback, Aaron Brooks, to develop the Southeast Commerce Center, a 14-acre tract located in the Southeastern Part of Newport News. Brooks, a Newport News native, returns to his community with a dramatic vision for its revitalization that includes townhomes and new commercial development, including a grocery store. The site is located off Interstate 664 along Jefferson Avenue.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I believe that those are the two projects that are in the planning/works stage. Personally, I think both projects are indeed great for the revitalization of the city. In fact, Newport News is that much better than Virginia Beach. Whereas Virginia Beach is putting all of their money into a downtown area that nobody will use, Newport News is effectively using their money to make the city better.

Low income does not always mean bad people.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Newport News is effectively using their money to make the city better.
Oh how I wish every city did that.
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