Hampton President William Harvey Receives Green Light for City Revitalization Plan
Hampton University President William Harvey today received approval from the Hampton City Council to develop the reconfiguration of the city’s downtown area. Dr. Harvey was selected to head the project, Hampton First, last fall, and has engaged a 24-member city-wide committee and consultant out of Boston with intentions to begin the downtown revamp this summer.
Dr. Harvey was selected to head the project last fall, and has engaged a 24-member committee and a consultant out of Boston with intentions to begin the downtown revamp this summer.
A report distributed by Harvey outlines Hampton First’s vision for downtown that includes opening the waterfront to the public by relocating buildings, developing an aquatic theme and hosting more water-based events such as sailing regattas and boat shows.
Public transportation could also take downtown visitors to neighboring communities such as Coliseum Central, Phoebus, Fort Monroe and Buckroe.
“We would like for Hampton to be an urban waterfront destination with a particular interest in weekend and summer activities,” wrote Harvey in a report.