Huntington ,a New Urbanism housing development in the Denbigh section of Newport News, is moving forward, though a bit behind schedule. Huntington has an Independence Boulevard entrance off the 900 block of Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News.
Newport News-based Westmoreland Corp. started the first phase of the development, in a wooded area north of Denbigh Boulevard and just east of Colony Pines, which the company also developed. Builders will include HH Hunt and Quality Homes of Currituck, N.C. and Wayne Harbin Builder.
HHHunt is building smaller cottage-style houses and three-story town houses , adding more affordable homes of the latest design to the local market. Town houses there will start in the $200,000s while single-family houses ranging from about 1,600 to 2,200 square feet will start around $300,000
A mixture of single-family homes, condos and apartments are planned, in the New Urbanism-style similar to Port Warwick.
Plans for the development include a 5.5 mile walking trail, a park with green spaces, ponds, loft apartments over retail shops, and houses mixed in with apartments, with a similar old-style feel of Ghent in Norfolk and Hilton Village in Newport News.
A total of 2,500 units are planned including apartments, condos and single-family homes, though that won’t likely happen for another 10 years.
A main four-lane throughway will cut across the development and connect two major City roadways, Denbigh Boulevard and Ft. Eustis Boulevard. Connector roads feature roundabouts to provide focal points and traffic calming measures. Four regional ponds will provide stormwater runoff areas, and numerous small parks serve as focal points throughout the development.
Huntington Pointe’s New-Urbanism concept of design, which shows influences of design standards that were prominent until the rise of the automobile in the mid-20th century, is so new, that the City of Newport News is using the “neo-traditional” zoning ordinance for only the second time since it was created in the early 2000s. Once completed, Huntington Pointe will be the largest new neighborhood built in the City since the 1980s.
The first phase, which will include the land between Denbigh Boulevard and the pond, is about 85 acres. In future phases, the development will extend to the north, toward Richneck Road.
The company, led by Lewis McMurran, has developed other projects from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg and has a division in Raleigh, N.C.
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