National Parks

April 27 Letters: City Farm, Relay for Life, Dominion Power

Strategy for action The Newport News City Council should take decisive actions on the fate of the public park land that includes the City Farm, Riverview Farm Park and the marina portion of Riverview Farm Park. The original plan was to develop this land as a public park. It is zoned Park. However, pressure from business interests to develop much of the park land residentially and commercially has denied the public full use. A proposed 2008 development plan included destroying the Gymnastics Center and barn and using the City Farm and part of Riverview Farm Park to build 10-story residential towers, five and six-story residential towers, garages and more. The marina land would have a...