Our Planning department assisted the County in the development of a Disaster Mitigation Recovery Plan. The firm worked with community stakeholders and the County to identify major obstacles and opportunities and to develop strategies and goals for flood recovery. All work products were considered in relation to the availability of state and federal funds. A recovery program was developed that included flood relief/mitigation, housing, recreation, and conservation. Since 2005, the plan has used both Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant funds and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist in the construction of new homes as well as the elevation of over 100 homes out of the floodway.
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.