NRHA Helps Another Neighborhood by Taking Down Obsolete Apartment Building

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Fri, 03/05/2010

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) is hoping the luck of the Irish will be in Willoughby on Saint Patrick’s Day morning, when an obsolete 15-unit apartment building will be razed.
The old Ocean Dream apartments, originally a hotel converted to efficiency apartments, at 1128 Little Bay Avenue had become a source of problems the neighborhood. At the request of the Willoughby Civic League, NRHA acquired the property for $600,000.
To commemorate the event, Norfolk City Council, NRHA Board of Commissioners and the Willoughby Civic League will host a St. Patrick’s Day themed continental breakfast at 9:30AM at the site, followed by brief remarks and the start of demolition.
There are no plans for the parcel at this time. Approximately $655,000 has been spent in the Willoughby conservation area to date.
Last spring, a 16-unit apartment building was demolished on First View Street. The property was divided into three lots for single-family homes, which are expected to be under construction this spring.

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