A Virginia city council has voted to pursue demolishing around half of the city's public housing for redevelopment. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk's 7-1 vote Tuesday advances the effort to replace the 200-acre (81-hectare) area that encompasses the Tidewater Gardens, Calvert... Read More
The City Council could vote tonight to support demolishing more than half of Norfolk's public housing and replacing it with new mixed-income communities. The resolution comes to the council after several months of outreach to residents of the Tidewater Gardens, Calvert Square and Young Terrace... Read More
Officials in Norfolk are trying to help residents of the Young Terrace apartments who lost water on Wednesday. The Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority in a Facebook post said they are working to fix a valve issue that has not allowed water to flow in the building... For more information... Read More
Months following the opening of The Main, the older hotel-conference center on the same street has sold to a real estate investment firm with major renovation plans... For more information visit Read More
What is the future for one of the largest sections of public housing in Norfolk? For the last few months the city held meetings with residents in the St. Paul’s section. That includes Tidewater Gardens, Young Terrace, and Calvert Square. The goal was to find out what residents want in a future... Read More
Better lighting. Job training. Free classes on personal finance and other skills. Even as three public housing communities east of downtown face likely demolition over the next decade, Norfolk wants to keep making improvements for their 4,200 residents... For more information visit Read More
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
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