About

“The Positive Change for Wards Corner”

Wards Corner Now is  a consortium of Civic Leagues, Businesses , Churches, Schools and the City with the objective and common goal  of improving the Greater Wards Corner area.  For years Wards Corner Now generally held meetings at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center (7300 Newport Ave).  The meetings were held in a round-table style in which participants discuss and exchange views.  Everyone was welcomed and encouraged to participate in these meetings.  Civic League Presidents are often looked to for guidance on issues.

Now, Wards Corner Now does not have regular meetings anymore.  Much of the work that is done to improve the Greater Wards Corner Area is covered at the Wards Corner Taskforce meetings (see below).  Information is posted on wardscornernow.com and everyone is encouraged to comment and discuss.

Wards Corner Now is not a civic league but will, from time to time, assist civic leagues in particular matters.  Wards Corner Now is a separate entity from the Wards Corner Civic League.  Wards Corner Now reports on, includes, and represents residents, churches, and businesses in the Greater Wards Corner Area which is generally described as being bordered on the north by Bayview Boulevard, on the south by the Granby Street Bridge at the Lafayette River, on the west by Hampton Boulevard and on the east by Southern Shopping Center.  That area includes the following civic leagues:

Wards Corner Now area Civic Leagues

Wards Corner Now area Civic Leagues

This area is recognized as the Gateway to Norfolk with an important exit (Exit 276) from Interstate 64 leading to downtown Norfolk by way of Granby Street.  Wards Corner Now aims to bring together neighborhoods, places of worship, schools, police, and businesses. Demographics for the 3-mile radius around the Wards Corner business district indicate both a high average income as well as a high educational level.   The Greater Wards Corner Area, however, has a wide range of economic, educational and racial diversity.

The Wards Corner Taskforce is a meeting between our elected City Council representatives, City Representatives, and concerned residents of the Greater Wards Corner Area.  The Greater Wards Corner Area is represented by five members of City Council:  Ward 1, Ward 2, Superward 6, Superward 7, and the Mayor.  Wards Corner Now members/attendees often attend the Taskforce meeting and present their issues in a positive manner to their representatives.

The Taskforce generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30am at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center (7300 Newport Ave).

7 Responses to About

  1. Brian Shea says:

    wow! Great looking website!

  2. You have been added to the Hampton Roads section of BlogNetNews.com

    Scott
    HR Editor

  3. Melisa says:

    I just learned about the website this morning and i think it’s a great idea! I wouldn’t mind seeing something on the site though that relates to the military population of the community. I’m active duty military and even though i’m not originally from Virginia, i have lived, shopped, volunteered and worshipped in the Ward’s Corner area for many years now, (beginning even before i enlisted in the military)–everytime i return from overseas, there’s only one area in Hampton Roads that makes me feel at home!

  4. I am writing as the Chair of the Norfolk Mayor’s Commission of Persons With Disabilities. I would like to introduce myself and our Commission to your group, and see how we can work together on issues that relate to the citizens with disabilities, including access, transportation, and education. When and where would it be possible to do so. I see that you meet at various times and locations.
    Please advise.
    Thank You.
    Shirley Confino-Rehder

  5. I am writing as the Chair of the Norfolk Mayor’s Commission of Persons With Disabilities. I would like to introduce myself and our Commission to your group, and see how we can work together on issues that relate to the citizens with disabilities, including access, transportation, and education. When and where would it be possible to do so? I see that you meet at various times and locations.
    Please advise.
    Thank You.
    Shirley Confino-Rehder

  6. DAvid Paine says:

    I’m just a young adult who plays in an indie rock band in ocean view and I rind it shocking that this area of Norfolk has no real music venues for young adults and even kids. The only places bands can play at are bars, most of which require people to be 21, and none are indie/punk rock friendly. There’s alot of young adults in the area who I believe could find a positive outlet through music, and I myself have seen some real musical talent in this city, but they only play for bands that play other cities. I believe a venue by the railroAd tracks would be ideal. I firmly believe it would be in the Norfolk and wards corner tradition to bring a good injection of youth culture.

  7. James Spiker Sr says:

    I live in Orlando Area. There still fooling around with lite rail. I think they should get off square one and get it built. I lived in Norfolk for a lot of years and
    would like an update on when it will run, and from from where to where. I will drive from Orlando to Norfolk just to enjoy the train ride. I was formerly a Traffic Analyst with the Virginia Port Authority several years ago.
    Thnak you
    Jim SPiker

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