Fox Hill Neighborhood Center
The former Cornerstone Church at 65 Hall Road was purchased by the city and will become the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center, replacing a recreation center in Grundland Creek Park that was destroyed by a tornado in 2014. Neighborhood centers are smaller than community centers and typically serve a smaller geographic area. In addition, the surrounding community and community groups are more involved in neighborhood center governance, programming and activities.
When will it open?
Renovations are needed first. Meetings are being held to refine the priorities of the neighborhood. Renovations will begin after those priorities are clear.
How was this site picked?
A community engagement process, including public meetings, was used to select a new site. The prevalence of wetlands in the Fox Hill area complicated the search, and land use analyses of several sites were conducted to determine the suitability for a new neighborhood center. Here is information on past reports and meetings:
- Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Check-In Meeting
On Jan. 28, 2019, the City of Hampton held a check-in meeting to allow citizens to view the proposed design changes to the building at 65 Hall Road. The city hired the architecture firm Waller, Todd, & Sadler to design the building. The architects used the feedback obtained from previous community meetings and surveys regarding Fox Hill residents' desired amenities and designed the building to reflect their comments. At the Jan. 28 meeting, residents had the opportunity to view proposed plans. The residents provided feedback regarding the proposed changes. The input generally fell into six categories: building design, site layout, programming, safety, surrounding areas and cost.
- Flyer for Jan. 28, 2019 community meeting
- A meeting on Nov. 27, 2018 at Asbury Elementary School updated residents about progress on the neighborhood center. It was also an opportunity for city staff to get citizen feedback. See description of Nov. 27, 2018 community meeting. The meeting included a presentation on proposed amenities, the budget for renovations, and a request for volunteers to serve on a planning work group. Members of the work group will keep the process moving forward by sharing their insight and helping to develop a framework for the center.
- March 8, 2017 summary of community input on locations for a new neighborhood center
- March 8, 2017 report of amenities residents want at new community center
- March 1, 2017 Community Development report on possible locations for a new neighborhood center
If you have questions about this project, contact Brian DeProfio, assistant city manager, at 727-6064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org