Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

The city is planning to replace a recreation center in Fox Hill destroyed by a tornado in 2014. A neighborhood center is much smaller than a community center and could be approximately 18,000 square feet; however, exact footprint will depend on the site selected and the architect's design work.  The Hampton City Council has set aside up to $3.5 million to construct a new neighborhood center in Fox Hill.  

After in-person meetings and online input, the City is currently exploring the feasibility of the Cornerstone Church. Since this is an existing building, renovations would be the priority as opposed to major expansion.

Land use analyses of several sites were conducted to determine the suitability of constructing a neighborhood center.

A community meeting was held to discuss the Fox Hill Neighborhood Center on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30PM at Asbury School on 14 Beach Road. Attendees were able to rank their preferred site amongst the top five sites that were deemed most feasible. Those five sites include (in no particular order): 

  • Jones Middle School – 1819 Nickerson Boulevard (Only a portion of the site will be used, the school is NOT being demolished.)
  • Cornerstone Church – 65 Hall Road 
  • Hampton Soccer Complex – Intersection of Old Buckroe Rd & Andrews Blvd (A portion of an existing field would be used for the center)
  • Willow Oaks Shopping Center – 223 Fox Hill Road, Suites A & B
  • Gosnold’s Hope Park – 901 E Little Back River (front portion of the park)
If you have questions or concerns about this project, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Fitzpatrick, Assistant City Manager (lafitzpatrick@hampton.gov or 727-6392).