Norfolk Collegiate to improve, rearrange athletic fields; asks city for rezoning

July 11, 2014

The below article is re-printed from the Suburban Acres Civic League newsletter, The Suburban.

Norfolk Collegiate School has applied to rezone residential lots it owns at 7307, 7309, 7311, 7315, 7317, and 7321 Woodfin Ave. from R-7 (single family) to IN-1 (institutional district).

The school plans to demolish the homes in order to expand and reorient athletic fields and tennis courts, making way for a new athletic building in the future.

Improvements include installing synthetic turf on the soccer/lacrosse/field hockey fields, and improved outdoor lighting. Collegiate officials say the lighting will be pointed downward, and will not be left on after events. The school does not plan any additional access points to the complex from Woodfin Ave.

The rezoning request is scheduled for a public hearing at the July 24th city Planning Commission meeting.
Headmaster Scott Kennedy and other Collegiate representatives will be at the July 14th Suburban Acres Civic League meeting to explain the project and show the school’s plans to the neighborhood.

The civic league previously endorsed the school’s request for the city to abandon a right of way on school property at the end of Midfield Street as part of this project. Abandonment of the right of way, originally planned as a traffic circle/turnaround, was sought due to the expense of installing synthetic turf over that area.
-The Suburban

 


Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts groundbreaking

November 8, 2011
Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts

Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts

Great news for Wards Corner.  Norfolk Collegiate has scheduled a groundbreaking for their Center for the Arts.  The groundbreaking will be on December 16, 2011 at 9:15am.

This 31,000 square foot fine arts center will have a 425 seat theater, an on-site student art gallery, classrooms, workshops and practice studios. The facility will be made available at night to the community for a slight charge for security and janitorial services.

The floor plan can be viewed here.


Norfolk Collegiate presents plans for its Fine Arts Center to the Mayor’s Wards Corner Task Force

May 8, 2008

Norfolk Collegiate Fine Arts Center

Will King, Headmaster of Norfolk Collegiate School, presented plans to the Mayor’s Wards Corner Task Force for a new Fine Arts Center to be located on the Campus of Norfolk Collegiate’s Upper School. This 31,000 square foot fine arts center will have a 425 seat theater, an on-site student art gallery, classrooms, workshops and practice studios. The facility will be made available at night to the community for a slight charge for security and janitorial services. This is a great addition to the Greater Wards Corner Partnership area. There is a 20 million dollar capital campaign in progress. For information on how to donate to the campaign, contact Norfolk Collegiate’s Director of Development at 757-480-2348.


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