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City Kicks Off Transformation of Denbigh

Denbigh Transformation

To launch the “Transforming Denbigh” initiative, citizens were invited to tag or paint the exterior walls of the former Kmart at Warwick Boulevard and Oriana Road before a demolition ceremony. Mayor McKinley L. Price operated an excavator to take the first “bite” out of the building, and local food trucks added to the festivities. Free activities included a “touch-a-truck” with City vehicles, construction-themed inflatable games, chalk art, giveaways and a DJ.

The building had been vacant since 2014 and was purchased by the Newport News Economic Development Authority in 2019. There are no
definitive plans for the 22-acre site at this point, but the recently adopted Denbigh-Warwick Area Plan suggests a potential redevelopment option that includes a town green for festivals, concerts, and farmers markets, surrounded by shops, homes and businesses.