What comes to mind when you think of Downtown Hopewell? It may not be the most euphoric or happy thought. The downtown Hopewell area has continued to stagnate. With its unique historical and cultural attributes, Hopewell has the potential to be a vibrant community.
The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) is an organization that will partner with local government, existing community and business organizations, as well as our richly diverse community at large, to develop and implement a program for a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous central downtown district. This program will entail new retail shopping, improvements to existing businesses, casual and fine dining restaurants, and entertainment for citizens of all ages.
The HDP will partner with the Virginia Main Street program which has a proven track record of successful downtown revitalizations in cities throughout Virginia.
We need community support to let our city council know that the citizens of Hopewell care about their downtown community and would like to see it brought back to life.
We have a special opportunity at this time to ask city council to approve in its budget, specific funding for an organization that will do just that. With the support of the Main Street foundation, our own community and government, we are confident that measurable positive changes can be made within our downtown community.
By signing this petition, you ask the Hopewell City Council to approve budgetary considerations for the Hopewell Downtown Partnership, an organization committed to downtown revitalization.
The Revitalize Downtown Hopewell petition to Hopewell City Council was written by Evan Kaufman and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.