The Town of Irvington has retained a flavor of its earlier water-related history both in the structures and the uses that continue into the present. Because of its presence on the water and small-town ambiance, the Town has found itself encountering rapid growth advancing from the north and east. Summit prepared a Comprehensive Plan to address these issues in cooperation with community leaders. Working closely with members of the Planning Commission, Town Council, and Town staff, existing conditions were analyzed, goals and objectives identified, and recommendations developed for the future. The plan focused on intelligent utilization of the land in a manner that meets the needs of the population while at the same time protecting and preserving Irvington’s historic quality and character.
The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) and City identified a set of diverse neighborhoods within the City that experienced various levels of disinvestment. Summit conducted field surveys of each of the neighborhoods to assess housing conditions and infrastructure deficiencies. Demographic and real estate data was analyzed for each area. In addition, interviews were conducted with local builders, developers and real estate agents to understand the nuances of the local market.
The Kersey Bottom / Case Knife Road Neighborhood Revitalization Project was designed to address unmet needs of low to moderate income families with housing rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements in the Town’s southwest corner following completion of the Tornado Recovery Projects. The proposed improvement plan focused on the rehabilitation of houses in conjunction with water, stormwater drainage, and street improvements. Abandoned properties were targeted for acquisition, demolition, construction of new infill housing, and home ownership creation to preserve the neighborhood.