NRHA's first project - 1951

The nation's first redevelopment project was designated in Norfolk in 1951 on what are now segments of Tidewater Dr., Brambleton Ave. and Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority's first project got underway Dec. 11, 1951, when a blighted structure at 755 Smith St. (located in what is now Young Terrace) was demolished. As the first city in the U.S. to begin the redevelopment process, the event drew national media attention and a crowd of 2,000. Over the next five years, the project cleared 127 acres of slums for new commercial, institutional and residential development, including Young Terrace.



Tribute to departing Chairman W. Sheppard Miller, III


NRHA 2013 Annual Meeting


Miracle on the Chesapeake



50 Years of Progress


Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Norfolk City Council Work Session on March 20, 2012


NRHA Meets with City Council

NRHA 2010 Video


2008 Achievements Video and Mayor Paul Fraim

What is Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)? - Norfolk Perspectives

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