Park Place

 

APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL-1973/UPDATED-1986/1988/1988/1994
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PLAN OBJECTIVES
·         Inspection of structures for compliance with rehabilitation standards
·         Provision of technical and financial help to property owners for rehabilitation activities
·         Acquisition, demolition, and disposition of properties not feasible for rehabilitation- Amendment #4 included the establishment of a redevelopment area and cited 224 properties for potential acquisition
·         Acquisition of properties deemed necessary for public use, such as a post office
·         Encourage new construction of vacant properties
·         Relocation of persons displaced by project actions
·         Installation of streetlights and street plantings
·         Development of new owner-occupied single family housing
·         Develop mid-rise apartment complex for the elderly adjacent to the Park Place Multi-Purpose Center
·         Expand the Monroe School site while maintaining church parking facilities and establishing a sit e for and early childhood development center
·         Develop a gateway entrance to the area across from the Norfolk, Zoological Park
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTON OF IMPLEMENTED ACTIVITIES
·         Acquired 299 properties
·         Relocated 350 displaced residents and businesses
·         Provided 616 loans for property rehabilitation
·         Demolished of 162 properties
·         Disposed of 158 properties for new development
·         Provided 107 loans for purchase of new homes through the HOME and CHDO programs
·         Provided 12 Commercial Aesthetic Improvement Grants Approved for $70,000
·         Completed Newport Avenue Gateway-including median, pedestrian lights, and  streetscape improvements
·         Completed parking lot at 35th Street and Newport Avenue
·         Constructed medians along Debree Avenue between 32nd and 35th Streets, renovated and/or replaced sidewalks, curbs, gutters, handicap ramps, street trees, and street lights
·         Developed 4 infill housing units (3 Park Place, 1 Villa Heights)
·         Completed Architectural Review of 530-532 35th Street (Cauthen Project)
·         Completed Historical Report and Structural Analysis of Newport Theater
·         Development of 62 condominium homeownership units in partnership with private developers through the Development Incentive Grant Program. Leveraged investment totals $8,000,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE ASSESSMENT
           

Condition
# of Structures
Percentage
Good
1201
72
Fair
372
22
Poor
107
6
TOTAL
1680
100

 
 
 
CURRENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES
  • Study Church Street Triangle Area to redevelop NRHA/City property between 29th and 26th Streets
  • Dispose of land for 12 unit condominium building on Colonial Avenue
  • Rezone GEM lots of 34th Street to develop or renovate 6 single family homes
  • Acquire 8 GEM lots from the City to combine with NRHA lots for new single-family infill housing
  • Develop park at LLewelleyn and 33rd Street
  • Develop open space at Broadway and Granby Street (former Robo Wash site)
  • Continue to provide grants and loans to homeowners for home rehabilitation
  • Dispose of remaining properties for new development or renovation
  • Continue to acquire and demolish blighted properties
  • Implement purchase rehabilitation program
  • Dispose of Newport Theater
 
 
 
TOTAL AMOUNT OF INVESTMENTS THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2008
 

CDBG
$14,559,982
CIP
$8,192,749
HOME
$6,874,564
RLF
$1,783,286
OTHER
$395,956
TOTAL
$31,806,537

 
 
 
PLAN STATUS/RECOMMENDATIONS AND ANTICIPATED EXIT DATE
The objectives included in the original plan and the first three amendments have been accomplished. The Current and Planned Activities section above lists the remaining objectives of Amendment 4. At this point, the Park Place Civic League and Commissioner Jordan have put the remaining objectives on hold until they have a consulting firm undergo a “visioning” plan for the community. An RFP is expected, but not posted yet. 
 

Infield development and rehab efforts are ongoing.

Conservation Area
Active Project

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