Newport News Green Foundation acquires 21st property/seeks public input

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Newport News Green Foundation recently acquired its 21st property located at 5101 Huntington Ave. This .11 acre parcel is located at the corner of 51st Street and Huntington Ave. Originally a parking lot for the Newport News General and Non-Sectarian Hospital (later known as Riverside Hospital), the parcel was transferred from the city to foundation in March 2018.
“This parcel is our first presence in the Huntington Heights section of the city,” said J.Scruggs, property committee chair. “We are excited to work with the community to turn it into an asset for their neighborhood.”
The foundation is seeking public input on what they would like to see happen at the property. “The property could be a passive green space like many we have throughout the city,” Sharyn Fox, the foundation’s board president remarked, “or it could be a useful space for the community to have picnics or small gatherings.”
Interested community members can give input by filling out a short online survey, located at Responses will be collected until August 1, 2018.
An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable organization, The Newport News Green Foundation works to enhance the quality of life in Newport News by preserving, transforming, and promoting green spaces throughout the city. For more information on the Newport News Green Foundation please visit

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