Obsolete Moton Circle Apartments to make way for future residences

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LaRhesa Christmas

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 04/28/2011

The long-awaited demolition of Norfolk’s “obsolete” Moton Circle Apartments will come to fruition at 11 a.m., Weds., April 27, making way for the further broadening of the vibrant Broad Creek mixed-use and income community.
In celebration of the occasion, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Board of Commissioners will host a picnic lunch for invited guests following remarks by Mayor Paul Fraim, Vice-Mayor Anthony Burfoot, State Senator Yvonne Miller, as well as U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) representatives, U.S. Congressional staff and former residents.

HUD approved the NRHA’s application to demolish the 58-year old assisted-rental complex in May 2010. The application was made in August 2009, after NRHA had determined that “the development was obsolete as to physical condition, location or other factors, making it unsuitable for housing purposes, and no reasonable program of modification was cost-effective to return the public housing project(s) or portion of the project to useful life.”

Following demolition, site planning and obtaining financial commitments, NRHA will construct affordable rental units as well as affordable and market-rate homeownership residences. These new dwellings will accommodate displaced residents who want to return to the community and who meet the criteria for re-occupancy.

NRHA has requested $1 million for planning and services for site development and infrastructure for 70 market rate residences. The preliminary site plan calls for a total of 110-130 rental and homeownership units at final build-out.



Apartment demolition in Norfolk: wavy.com

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