Taking Down Obsolete Ocean View Apartment Building Will Raise the Neighborhood

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009

Norfolk, VA (April 9, 2009) – On Wednesday morning, April 15, an obsolete 16-unit apartment building at 9430 First View Street will be razed. In its place, three single-family homes will be built, bringing about a much needed change according to local residents and West Ocean View Civic League members.

To commemorate the event, Norfolk City Council, NRHA Board of Commissioners and West Ocean View Civic League will host a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the site, with brief remarks followed by the start of demolition.

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) purchased the property in July 2008 when 13 out of the 16 units were occupied.

The property will be divided into three lots for homes ranging from 1600 to 1800 square feet with projected price ranges of $175,000 to $250,000. An RFP process for the property will begin this summer with developers selected by early fall. Construction is expected to be complete for all three units by spring of 2010.

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Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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