Updated: Dec 31st, 2008
This plan will put forth a long-range vision for the future of Downtown
Hopewell as the heart of a vibrant city and the destination for the
The Downtown plan includes shopping, dining, theater, arts, and office space.
With nothing short of a Downtown Renaissance proposed as the outcome
from the Downtown Plan, it seemed rather fitting to select this as a
name for communicating the achievements made toward the plans full
implementation. Now that the plan has been laid out, the
important information is about its progress. The Department of
Development has created the Downtown Renaissance Newsletter
and Webpage to give Citizens and City Council more of a behind
the scenes look into how the various steps are progressing. We
hope to continue to build enthusiasm for individual projects, and bring
an awareness to what's going on in the district, even outside of City
driven projects. We hope you find this information to be informative,
accessible, and uplifting.
Downtown Plan is Published!
The final Revitalization Plan for Downtown Hopewell has been published
and is now available to the public via the internet beginning September
2003 (see resulting project data below for links). This final
plan includes the Economic Enhancement Strategy and Transportation
Evaluation published together within a Supplementary Document.
The Downtown Revitalization Plan received an Award of Excellence in the
Downtown Public Improvement and Planning category from the Virginia
Downtown Development Association at their 19th annual conference.
Additionally, a Downtown Hopewell Vision poster has been unveiled to
the public, marking the beginning of marketing these future plans and
Project Events To Date
Focus Groups and Interviews
During the week of May 6th - 10th, 2002
Hyett - Palma conducted a series of interviews and focus groups, which
culminated in a community visioning session to gather input from the
general public regarding downtown.
Community Meeting - Analysis
On July 25, 2002 another community meeting was held at which
Davis·Carter·Scott presented the results of the physical analysis of
downtown and a vision of the future.
Community Meeting - Final Draft
A third community meeting was held on Thursday, September 19, 2002 to
present the final draft of the downtown plan to the citizens of
Hopewell and other downtown stakeholders. The City's consultant team
presented a conceptual plan
Council Adopts Downtown Plan
The City of Hopewell has adopted a Revitalization Plan for Downtown
Hopewell on Tuesday January 14, 2003. City Council conducted a
public hearing to consider the adoption of the Downtown Revitalization
Plan. Davis·Carter·Scott presented the proposed plan to the
community and Council. After considerable discussion and input
from citizens, City Council adopted the plan as presented.
This plan was completed through input from the community and the
Downtown Plan Process Committee. Citizens provided valuable input
during the process to help shape the vision for downtown. A third
community meeting was held on Thursday, September 19, 2002 to present
the final draft of the downtown plan to the citizens of Hopewell and
other downtown stakeholders. The City's consultant team presented a
The City has engaged the services of a team of consultants experienced
in downtown planning, design, economic and market analysis, and
The team is lead by:
Davis·Carter·Scott of McLean, VA,
and includes the firms of :
Hyett - Palma of Alexandria, VA,
Lewis·Scully·Gionet of McLean, VA,
Wells & Associates of McLean, VA.
Resulting Project Data (links)
The following documents are formatted in the Adobe PDF format. To view PDF files, you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer.
Draft Concept Plan
Downtown Hopewell Vision Poster