“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:
- Algonquin Park/North Shore Point Civic League
- Belvedere Civic League
- Bollingbrook Civic League
- Concerned Citizens of Titustown, The
- Cottage Road Park Civic League
- Cromwell Farms/Ellsworth Civic League
- Glenwood Park Civic Club
- Lochhaven Civic League
- Meadowbrook Civic League
- Monticello Village Civic League
- North Meadowbrook Civic League
- Northside Civic League
- Oakdale Farms/Denby Park
- Riverfront Civic League
- Riverpoint Civic League
- Suburban Acres Civic League
- Talbot Park Civic League
- Wards Corner Civic League
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).