The students drove in, some from Virginia Beach, for their weekly steel-drum practice at the Attucks Theatre. But the door was locked, and no one was around...   Continue reading at Read More
Norfolk Waterside Marriott is slated to change ownership to a Richmond-based company, and the city of Norfolk plans a large investment in upgrades to the property... For more information visit Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- More than 4,000 residents in the St. Pauls area are left in limbo as City Council decides if it wants to approve a housing plan... To read more visit Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — In the next 10 years, the landscape of downtown Norfolk could change drastically. The city rolled out a plan this year to replace three of Norfolk’s public housing communities with mixed income housing. Young Terrace, Tidewater Gardens and Calvert Square would be the... Read More
The gnarled live oak tree had stood for close to 200 years, Brent James figures – through hurricanes, nor’easters and whatever else nature could bring. On Thursday, it came down along with 7 acres of its neighbors to make way for a development of 40 homes south of East Ocean View Avenue.... For... Read More
NORFOLK, Va. – Flooding remains to be a concern for people in Norfolk, especially for those living in Chesterfield Heights and Grandy Village. City officials held a public forum on Saturday to get the word out about the Ohio Creek Watershed project.... For more information visit Read More
The City of Norfolk is held the first of six public meetings Tuesday to discuss the future of public housing in the St. Paul's area near downtown. The meeting comes on the heels of Norfolk City Council's July decision to delay a vote on a vision that would see the demolition of homes in Young... Read More
City leaders held the first of several scheduled community meetings aimed at improving quality of life for public housing residents. “We need all of your input,” Mayor Kenny Alexander told a crowded room at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday... For more information... Read More
THE NORFOLK City Council on Tuesday made the prudent, if frustrating, decision to delay launching the massive redevelopment effort in St. Paul’s Quadrant, a parcel of about 200 acres near the heart of downtown. Prudent, because residents from the affected area voiced criticism at the meeting that... Read More
Norfolk City Council voted to delay voting on a proposed plan to replace much of Norfolk’s public housing with mixed-use development... For more information visit Read More
The vision is ambitious: Demolish more than 1,600 units of aging public housing clustered east of downtown Norfolk over the course of a decade. Bit by bit, rebuild the area – sometimes called “St. Paul’s” – into mixed-income neighborhoods, where parks, gardens, shops and offices join 1,800 to 2,000... Read More
For 15 years, T-Mobile has operated a cellphone tower on a back corner of a residential lot just north of Interstate 264. Nine antennas are clustered 115 feet above the ground. And over the years, the company has upgraded the site, adding third- and fourth-generation technology and new fiber-optic... Read More
NORFOLK, Va. - Dorothy Fentress has lived in Young Terrace in downtown Norfolk for nearly two decades. She’s ready for the brick buildings and window air conditioners to be gone. “I think it definitely need to be torn down,” Fentress said. “I would like to be able to see beautiful yards and... Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk City Council will decide next week whether to enter a cooperation agreement with the Redevelopment and Housing Authority that would affect 1,700 public housing units... For more information visit Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the city are working together to improve housing and services to area of Norfolk stricken by poverty. considering a plan that would demolish three public housing communities near Downtown Norfolk. The NRHA unanimously... Read More
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