March 1996: Newport News, Virginia Department of Planning and Development Adult Uses Report
This report identifies the need for an ordinance that would regulate Adult Uses in Newport News. Research in other cities on the impact of adult uses found that crime rates were higher and property values lower near adult uses. This report summarizes the findings of that research.
This report also identifies the adult uses in the Newport News. The report gives the police calls for service for incidents that would concern adjoining areas. It also provides opinions from the Board of Directors and Governmental Affairs Committee of the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors about the impact of adult uses on the value of nearby properties.