We need your input!

Please take time to participate in the following three activities for Build One Portsmouth.

Activity 1: Values and Vision
DRAFT Value and Vision statements have been drafted using the input heard during the Focus on the Future workshop and online activities. Please review and provide your input.

Activity 2: Opportunity Mapping Ideas
Please review the targeted areas on the map and provide ideas for what you think should happen in these areas to make them even better in the future.

Activity 3: Trends and Forces
Please review the Community Trends and Forces report and submit any questions or comments.

Activity 1A: Values

Instructions:

  1. Indicate how strongly you agree with each of the draft value statements below on a scale from 1-5 with 1 being “I do not support” and 5 being “I fully support”.
  2. Provide any comments, edits or questions about each statement in the space provided below each statement.
Value Statements

Value Statement 1

Our Pride - Our city has a profound sense of civic pride. We value the love that we have for Portsmouth—an emotional attachment to this place that promotes a life-long commitment to engagement and improvement.

1= I do not support, 5 = I fully support

Value Statement 2

Our People - Our diversity, history, and friendliness create a strong small-town feel. We value our unique and close-knit neighborhoods that make Portsmouth a great place to live.

1= I do not support, 5 = I fully support

Value Statement 3

Our Places - Our architecture, diverse urban and suburban form, historic context, and waterfront environment combine to create the city we love. We value our built and natural landscapes as part of our cultural heritage and identity.

1= I do not support, 5 = I fully support

Value Statement 4

Our Position - Our position within Hampton Roads provides easy access and connections to neighboring cities, economic opportunities, and unique natural features of this region. We value our city’s location on the water and position in the region as a strength and source of unique opportunities.

1= I do not support, 5 = I fully support
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Activity 1B: Vision Statement Options

Please carefully review each of the four different draft Vision Statements below and then pick which statement you like the best. Choose the statement that most closely represents your views and most resonates with you and your hope for the future of Portsmouth.

Option 1
With the foundation of our rich history, our people and economy will

  • thrive as we promote vibrant, healthy neighborhoods that reflect our identities;
  • develop resilient structures and systems that bolster Portsmouth’s future potential;
  • evolve by responding positively to emerging opportunities; and
  • cultivate equitable communities that meet the needs of all.

Option 2
As we build one Portsmouth, we will:

  • Thrive on the firm foundation of our rich history and diverse traditions as we promote healthy communities, sustainable neighborhoods with strong identities, local economies, and regional collaboration;
  • Be resilient by thoughtfully creating adaptable structures, systems, and practices to prepare for opportunities as they arise and to meet challenges to bolsters Portsmouth’s potential for long-term prosperity;
  • Evolve by responding positively to emerging opportunities while taking care of the people and places that matter to us through innovative practices in preservation, redevelopment, transit, and our economy to become the best Portsmouth we can be; and
  • Cultivate a vibrant city where equity is evident as we meet the needs of all of our citizens in ways that are meaningful and empowering.

Option 3
One Portsmouth will be thriving, resilient, prosperous, and equitable.

  • We will thrive as a community of healthy individuals in vibrant neighborhoods with strong identities.
  • We will prosper as an essential regional destination for employment and entertainment.
  • We will engage in a collaborative way as a regional player to position the city for success.
  • We will build on the firm foundation of our rich history and diverse traditions to enhance our future potential.
  • We will advance by thoughtfully creating resilient, sustainable and adaptable structures, systems, and practices to respond to our opportunities and challenges.
  • We will evolve by responding positively and proactively to changing needs while taking care of the people and places we love through innovative practices in development, transit, and our economy to become the best Portsmouth we can be.
  • We will work together in our efforts, and successes will be shared equitably among our neighborhoods and citizens, raising us all to our highest potential.

Option 4
The City of Portsmouth, Virginia is…

  • THRIVING. We draw from our rich history to promote healthy individuals, thriving neighborhoods with strong identities, local economies, and regional collaboration.
  • RESILIENT. We prepare for long-term prosperity by thoughtfully creating adaptable structures, systems, and practices to prepare for opportunities as they arise and to meet challenges.
  • EVOLVING. We embrace the future and respond positively to emerging opportunities to care for the people and places we love through historic preservation, and thoughtful reinvestment and redevelopment.
  • EQUITABLE. We cultivate a vibrant city where equality is evident as we meet the needs of all of our citizens in ways that are fair, meaningful, and empowering.

Vision Statement Options
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Activity 2: Opportunity Mapping Ideas

The areas circled on the adjacent map were identified through the Focus on the Future Workshops as opportunity areas for improvement. Navigate the map to see the opportunities for each area. Click the map within one of the areas to submit a specific idea to improve that area.

The areas are classified into three types:

Neighborhood Enhancement

Employment / Business Growth

Retail & Amenity Enhancement

Please describe your idea for this place.

Please complete all required form fields before clicking the submit button.

Activity 3: Trends and Forces Report

Please carefully review the information provided in the Trends and Forces report. Use the comment box to share any specific thoughts or questions about the information presented.

Trends and Forces comments
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