Community asked to weigh in on the future of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Over 100 Portsmouth residents expressed their opinions at two public workshops in the city last week.

The participants worked in groups of up to eight people and placed red and green dots on maps of Portsmouth to highlight their praises for areas of the city.

The City of Portsmouth’s planning staff and their consultant team will analyze their input to begin “crafting a vision” for an updated city plan, officials said in a news release.

If you missed the workshops, you can still weigh in online, on Twitter @portsvaevents, or on Facebook.

Follow up public meetings will be held in February 2017. The dates of those meetings has not yet been announced.