Norfolk targets two neighborhoods for a multi-million dollar housing aid program

March 2, 2018



Great news for the Greater Wards Corner Area!! According to the Virginian-Pilot

The city plans to spend up to $8.7 million over five years to help strengthen two neighborhoods.

The Ingleside and the Monticello Village/Oakdale Farms areas will be the target of a pilot program where the city will give them special attention in hopes of improving housing conditions, bringing up property values and increasing homeownership.

The money would go toward programs including down payment assistance, improving rental housing and selling off unused city property to improve the availability of owner-occupied housing.

The funding would impact an estimated 22 houses, mostly through the city’s Renovate Norfolk program, which gives grants to homeowners for improvements such as facade work and structural repairs.

The program would focus first on bolstering blocks where property values are already strong and expand from there.

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Help develop a vision for the future of Wards Corner

December 14, 2017


Norfolk is developing a new vision for the Wards Corner commercial area and wants to include your thoughts and ideas.  Please attend the Community Meeting on January 17, 2018 at 6pm at the Workforce Development Center.  More info can be found on the website:

Donate to help build the Meadowbrook Dog Park!

December 1, 2017


Paypal link to donate:

Marco’s Pizza and Starbucks open in Greater Wards Corner

October 16, 2017

Marcos   Starbucks

Marco’s Pizza opened a new Greater Wards Corner location at 7721 Hampton Boulevard near Terminal Boulevard on Tuesday, October 10th and Starbucks has opened its second Greater Wards Corner location at 7620 Hampton Boulevard at the Little Creek Road intersection.

Marco’s Pizza offers Takeout and Delivery

Starbucks has a Drive-thru, Indoor and Outdoor seating.


Wards Corner Festival rescheduled

July 10, 2017

As a result of rain, the Wards Corner Festival has been rescheduled for July 22, 2017 from noon until 5:00pm.  The location has changed to the Norfolk Masonic Temple and will be indoors!


Small business meeting to be held near Wards Corner

June 21, 2017


More retail coming to Wards Corner!

May 16, 2017

TidewaterPTLogoCity Councilman Martin Thomas, Jr. made the announcement last night at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting that Tidewater Physical Therapy will open a location this fall in the Midtown Shopping Center.

Tidewater Physical Therapy will occupy approximately 2000sq ft in Unit 154 between Cora’s Beauty Connection and Jackson Hewitt in the northeast corner of Wards Corner.

This announcement comes on the heels of Sentara’s recent announcement to expand their footprint at Wards Corner  and McDonald Garden Center opening their seasonal market at Wards Corner.

Stay tuned for more retail announcements as Martin Thomas Jr. and Norfolk’s Economic Development Department continue to work on attracting new life and activity to Wards Corner!

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