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NFK2050 (or Norfolk2050) is the process to create a new Comprehensive Plan for Norfolk, replacing the existing Comprehensive Plan, planNorfolk2030. NFK2050 will create a framework for how our city will grow and evolve over the next 25 years and will include numerous opportunities for residents and stakeholders to provide input on the future of our city.
Sometimes also referred to as a master plan or a general plan, it is the foundational document of long-term planning, land use planning, zoning, and growth management in the United States and enables local government officials and citizens to anticipate and deal constructively with changes occurring within the community. It is a broad effort to address a wide range of community issues and concerns, and to understand the important relationships between each part of a community.
Once adopted, NFK2050 will be used to guide the City’s decisions on many topics that affect the daily lives of residents and stakeholders, including (but not limited to): Housing, Arts and Culture, Transportation & Mobility, Economic Development, Natural/Built Environment, Land Use Policies, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, Historic Preservation.
There are many ways of being involved with NFK2050! Participate in the upcoming Public Workshops, NFK2050 Pop-up events, tell us your Norfolk story to be featured in the Plan, or join the NFK2050 Champions program!
This Plan will be meaningless without the community having a consistent and equal voice. We need your voice to create an equitable and resilient Norfolk by 2050!
Visit our Speak Up! page to find more information about next events!
We will have multiple in-person events and online engagement for you to give input throughout this two-year process. The Team will conduct extensive outreach when events or online opportunities are happening. You will find information closer to the events through flyers and posters at your libraries, schools, civic leagues, and other organizations in your neighborhood, in addition to the City of Norfolk official social media channels
The NFK2050 Comprehensive Plan is a two-year process. The project publicly launched in October 2023. We will keep you updated of our progress through the NFK2050 website, quarterly newsletters, and through the Public Workshops. Sign up to keep up to date about last news, progress, and opportunities to engage in NFK2050 throughout these two years!
Any civic league, civic organization, etc. may request an update on the NFK2050 process at any time. To request an update on NFK2050 from City Planning staff, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Team is formed by partnerships with the City of Norfolk, the consultant team, project stakeholders, and diverse resident voices, blending the Team expertise with the real lived experience of our community partners.
You can learn more about the consultant team here, or you can sign up to be a NFK2050 Champion and be involved in the process!
For any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
We anticipate the Plan being officially adopted by the City in summer 2025. But we don't have to wait until then to start implementing some of the ideas: depending on the scale and partnerships in place, some of the emerging recommendations may be able to kick off while the Plan is still being drafted.
Some of the Plan recommendations will be longer-term and take more time, energy, and partnerships to implement.
We'll be working with Norfolk residents and stakeholders across the planning process to identify main priorities and determine the appropriate timeline to get actions underway!