December Public Meetings in Hopewell and Petersburg

All Residents are Invited to Attend Public Meetings to Identify Routes and Symbols for Neighborhood Access to the Appomattox River Trail


FOLAR is hosting three public community meetings to present the Appomattox River Trail (ART) Draft Master Plan and receive public input into recommendations for neighborhood access routes and signage.

The public is invited to all meeting dates, times and locations. There is particular interest in hearing from residents in the neighborhoods along the Appomattox Riverside.

Meeting Dates, Time, Locations:

December 13th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM at the Petersburg YMCA, 120 N Madison St, Petersburg, VA 23803

TUESDAY EVENING, December 13th, 5:30 – 7:30PM at Pathways, 1200 W. Washington St.  Petersburg, VA 23803

THURSDAY EVENING, December 15th, 5:00 – 7:00PM at the Hopewell Recreation & Parks, 100 W City Point Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860

You can provide your input about your neighborhood online at:

The neighborhoods along the river in the Cities of Hopewell and Petersburg are the focus of these meetings in order to help provide increased opportunities for residents to add more physical activity into their daily routines as part of a grant from the Crater Health District (CHD). The Crater Health District works to foster healthy communities through disease prevention & control, health promotion, environmental protection and emergency preparedness & response.

Two agencies, Land Planning & Design Associates and AB Design, will help facilitate the public meetings. These same two agencies have been working to develop the overall ART Master Plan since June of this year through funding from the Cameron Foundation. The neighborhood access information gathered at these community meetings will be integrated into the overall ART Master Plan.  The final planning document is scheduled for completion in January 2017.

The Draft Master Plan and logo/signage design is available at the FOLAR website,


Questions? Contact: Wendy Austin, FOLAR Executive Director at 804-543-0325 or