Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) represents the area's 17 local governments.
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Happy  ! Here's what we have coming up!
01/08/2024

Happy ! Here's what we have coming up!

Today, the HRPDC facilitated the Hampton Roads Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Violence Prevention Roundtable Wor...
01/05/2024

Today, the HRPDC facilitated the Hampton Roads Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Violence Prevention Roundtable Work Session. The focus of today's work session was violence interrupter programs, where representatives from Ketchmore Kids, League of Advocates, and Let Our Voices Empower shared more about the work they do and ways that it impacts the community. This was a tremendously impactful meeting, and these groups are doing amazing work in the community to help provide strong foundations for our youth. Please, consider following their pages and learning more about what they do and how you can get involved.

We had an excellent Hampton Roads Chief Administrative Officers meeting today in the City of Poquoson at the Poquoson Co...
01/03/2024

We had an excellent Hampton Roads Chief Administrative Officers meeting today in the City of Poquoson at the Poquoson Community Center, which was originally the first library building in Poquoson. The meeting included robust discussion, and one of the highlights was a presentation from City of Suffolk, VA - Municipal Government on the success of their Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup event!

Happy New Year! Here's what we have coming up for the beginning of the month, our first   (on a Tuesday!).
01/02/2024

Happy New Year! Here's what we have coming up for the beginning of the month, our first (on a Tuesday!).

12/21/2023

Happy holidays from the HRPDC and HRTPO team!

Please note that we will be closed on December 22 and 25, and will reopen on Tuesday, December 26.

Our friends with Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation are conducting a survey to determine if there are...
12/20/2023

Our friends with Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation are conducting a survey to determine if there are unmet needs for intercity bus service in our area. The Virginia DRPT currently operates Virginia Breeze Bus Lines and current routes include:
Valley Flyer: Blacksburg to Washington, D.C. via I-81 and I-66
Highlands Rhythm: Bristol to Washington, D.C. via I-81 and I-66
Piedmont Express: Danville to Washington, D.C. via U.S. 29
Capitol Connector: Martinsville to Richmond and Washington, D.C.
Please consider taking the survey and sharing whether you would be interested in expanding Virginia Breeze service to our area!

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

On Thursday, the Community Advisory Committee met at the River Room of the Elizabeth River Project. Attendees received a...
12/19/2023

On Thursday, the Community Advisory Committee met at the River Room of the Elizabeth River Project. Attendees received a tour of the facility, and learned about Coastal Resiliency from HRPDC Chief Resilience Officer Ben McFarlane!

Here's your   for the week. Take a look at what we have coming up in early 2024!
12/18/2023

Here's your for the week. Take a look at what we have coming up in early 2024!

The PDC and TPO team celebrated the holidays with our 70s themed get together this afternoon. Huge thanks to all who att...
12/15/2023

The PDC and TPO team celebrated the holidays with our 70s themed get together this afternoon. Huge thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to the team who planned it! It was a groovy time!!!

Each year, the HRPDC and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization creates a list of key topic areas that the r...
12/13/2023

Each year, the HRPDC and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization creates a list of key topic areas that the region's local governments unanimously endorse as priorities for the region ahead of the upcoming legislative session. This year's list includes topics like recurrent flooding, support for Jefferson Lab, support for offshore wind development, support for expanded passenger rail service, support for transit funding, and more. Learn about all of our legislative priorities, as well as position statements, in this year's edition: https://online.fliphtml5.com/ruevh/eqwa/?1702502440 =1

Take a look at November's Economic Monthly from HRPDC Regional Economist Nikki Johnson. The story of the housing market ...
12/08/2023

Take a look at November's Economic Monthly from HRPDC Regional Economist Nikki Johnson.

The story of the housing market over the last few years has been one of rapid change and unexpected turns. In 2020 and 2021, while the broader economy was suffering a historic contraction, housing activity was booming. Nationally, mortgage originations reached record levels. In Hampton Roads, seasonally adjusted home sales outpaced sales during the housing boom of the early 2000s. The surge in demand caused home prices to soar in the first two years of the pandemic, rising 20% between February 2020 and February 2022.

The combination of high mortgage rates, elevated home prices, and limited inventories has led to a historic deterioration in affordability. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Housing Affordability Index shows affordability has fallen to its lowest level on record as monthly payments from both higher home prices and mortgage rate payments are causing housing costs to rise faster than incomes.

The recent changes in the housing market will continue to have a lasting impact in the years to come. While a further substantial rise in mortgage rates seems unlikely, the Federal Reserve signaling a “higher for longer” interest rate environment suggests we won’t be returning to rates below 3% in the short term. To ease the persistent upward pressure on home prices, a significant increase in housing inventories will be essential.

ICYMI: The Hampton Roads Help to Others Program, which helps Hampton Roads families and individuals in danger of losing ...
12/06/2023

ICYMI: The Hampton Roads Help to Others Program, which helps Hampton Roads families and individuals in danger of losing residential water service due to crises beyond their control, received a $25,000 donation from Ferguson through the company’s community engagement program! Thank you, Ferguson, for this wonderful donation to the H2O program!

The H2O program is administered by the HRPDC and HRSD in partnership with The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command. Families or individuals in danger of losing residential water service due to a crisis can receive one-time financial assistance of up to $500 to pay their local water and wastewater bills.

People can donate to H2O through PayPal; by check; or by adding a one-time donation to their HRSD/HRUBS online payment. H2O is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, making all program donations tax deductible. In addition, 100% of contributions are applied directly to the water or wastewater bill of someone in need in the local area. Donations are never used to cover the administrative costs of the program.

Today, the PDC and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization team were able to visit Fort Monroe National Monum...
11/30/2023

Today, the PDC and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization team were able to visit Fort Monroe National Monument and Fort Monroe at Old Point Comfort to learn more about the history of the site, its status as a National Monument, and what leaders have planned for the future. It was an incredible opportunity to look critically at our history and learn more about an area that has been relevant (if not instrumental) to the history of this land for hundreds of years.

If you have not heard, see our post below about the Broadband Equity, Access, and Diversity grant program- this importan...
11/28/2023

If you have not heard, see our post below about the Broadband Equity, Access, and Diversity grant program- this important opportunity ends soon. But check out today’s The Virginian-Pilot editorial, which outlined further information on how it can help.

To receive its fair share of federal broadband internet funding, Virginia needs residents to participate by conducting an at-home internet speed test.

Happy  ! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. As we get back into the work week, here's what we have coming up.
11/27/2023

Happy ! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. As we get back into the work week, here's what we have coming up.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. As we think about this past year, we have so much to be thankful for in this region. From t...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. As we think about this past year, we have so much to be thankful for in this region. From the progress of the HRBT tunnel boring machine, to the recent announcement about the Jefferson Lab High Performance Data Facility, the new WAZE flooding sensor program to the exciting progress of the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, this has been a wonderful year for our region. Thank you, friends, for being with us on through all of it!

Thinking of our City of Chesapeake friends today.
11/22/2023

Thinking of our City of Chesapeake friends today.

Today, we remember the precious lives lost on November 22, 2022. We send love to their family and friends. We send love to those who were hurt – physically and emotionally – by this senseless act. We send gratitude to the first responders who ran toward the danger. We send appreciation to the teams of support service providers who continue to this day to help those affected.

If you or someone you know needs help coping with the weight of this tragedy, help is available. Please call Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare at 757-547-9334 during office hours or call 757-548-7000 for 24/7 emergency services.

Are you a resident of Hampton Roads? If so, please consider taking the Broadband Equity, Access, and Diversity (BEAD) Sp...
11/21/2023

Are you a resident of Hampton Roads? If so, please consider taking the Broadband Equity, Access, and Diversity (BEAD) Speed Test. This test, taken over three consecutive days, will measure the speed and reliability of internet access for our residents. It is part of a $1.48 billion federal funding initiative, and could result in improved internet access or service across the region.

But please hurry- this closes on November 30, 2023. See the image for more information on how to access the test!

Happy   on a holiday week!
11/20/2023

Happy on a holiday week!

On Monday, representatives from the HRTPO and HRPDC were invited to an incredibly exciting event: the groundbreaking for...
11/17/2023

On Monday, representatives from the HRTPO and HRPDC were invited to an incredibly exciting event: the groundbreaking for the first phase of the I-64 widening project in New Kent County. This widening will create a full three travel lane experience from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Thank you to our friends with Virginia Department of Transportation for having us, and to all of the partners, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Central Virginia Transportation Authority, and more who helped make this happen!

11/16/2023

The November 16, 2023 meeting of the HRPDC

Happy GIS Day! If you stop by our offices tomorrow for the HRPDC or HRTPO meetings, please check out our digital display...
11/15/2023

Happy GIS Day! If you stop by our offices tomorrow for the HRPDC or HRTPO meetings, please check out our digital displays, showcasing a selection of maps that our talented GIS team members from the PDC and TPO created!

As you get ready for the holidays, here are some great tips for sustainable party planning from our friends with askhrgr...
11/14/2023

As you get ready for the holidays, here are some great tips for sustainable party planning from our friends with askhrgreen.org and HRSD!

As the holidays approach, we all have so much planning to do! Presents, costumes, dinner parties, brunches, and birthday parties. While the season can be a whirlwind, we also want to make sure we’re doing our part by making choices for our event with the environment in mind. Whether you are planni...

Happy  ! Here's what we've got coming up.
11/13/2023

Happy ! Here's what we've got coming up.

From a grateful nation, thank you, veterans, for your service.
11/11/2023

From a grateful nation, thank you, veterans, for your service.

11/09/2023

Check out this cool event happening in James City County on November 18! Help recycle and keep repairable items out of our landfills!

Happy  ! Here's what we have coming up.
11/06/2023

Happy ! Here's what we have coming up.

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723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA
23320

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+17574208300

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