Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 145

Full Length Research Paper

The Broad Creek Renaissance Plan: A case analysis

Shantya Plater*
  • Shantya Plater*
  • Elizabeth City State University, United States.
  • Google Scholar
Damon Wade
  • Damon Wade
  • Elizabeth City State University, United States.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 03 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 09 December 2014
  •  Published: 29 December 2014


Mixed-income developments are becoming a common mechanism to transform public housing in urban communities.  Housing authorities use this new form of housing to change the demographic profile of deteriorating inner city neighborhoods. The purpose of this study was to examine the conversion of public housing to mixed-income/mixed-use communities through a case analysis of the Broad Creek Renaissance Plan in Norfolk, Virginia. The researcher analyzed Broad Creek’s land-use patterns and socioeconomic factors to determine if the HOPE VI initiative is meeting its goals and objectives. The results of this study revealed that through revitalization the Broad Creek Renaissance neighborhood’s demographic profile was slightly changed from the pre-existing community to include individuals of different economic status, age ranges, and ethnic backgrounds.

Key words: Mixed-use, mixed-income developments, HOPE VI, Broad Creek Renaissance, public policy, public administration.