Assessing Housing and Redevelopment Strategies, Portsmouth, Virginia

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Virginia Center for Housing Research


The main report consists of two components 1) Housing and Redevelopment Opportunities and 2) Housing Redevelopment Strategies. The third component is a special analysis completed by Dr. Ted Koebel's graduate level planning studio class at Virginia Tech. This stand alone student report provides valuable information that will benefit the City's future planning efforts, particularly in the area of vacant land reclamation. This report shows that overall, Portsmouth offers strong, stable neighborhoods and a variety of housing options. However, the challenge for Portsmouth is how to attract and retain more middle to high income residents while continuing to serve the needs of all its citizens.



redevelopment strategies, housing needs, housing affordability, Portsmouth


Casey J. Dawkins, Theodore C. Koebel, Marylin S. Cavell, Patricia L. Renneckar, and Joseph M. Schilling. "Assessing Housing and Redevelopment Strategies, Portsmouth, Virginia," Virginia Center for Housing Research Blacksburg, VA 24061, Jul. 2007.