Norfolk’s Urban Renewal Project Gets Underway


A resolution recently approved by Norfolk City Council could launch one of the largest modern urban renewal projects on the East Coast.

According to city officials, the resolution authorizes  the Norfolk’s City Manager to seek permission from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to  demolish three mostly Black public housing communities where over  4,000 low income and working class families and 2,200 children live. The cleared sites of Tidewater Gardens, Young Terrace and Calvert Square would then be replaced and redeveloped...

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