Newport Ave traffic calming

November 15, 2007

Newport Ave Traffic Proposal SmallNorfolk city transportation engineer, Guzin Akan, has been working with the Talbot Park Civic League on measures to either slow or divert traffic on Newport Ave. The current proposed plan is not finalized, but Ms. Akan was nice enough to send along a copy of the proposed traffic calming measures that she presented to the Wards Corner Task Force on November 8, 2007.

The plan includes adding wider than normal parking spaces, medians, and small traffic circles along Newport Ave between North Shore Road and Kingsley Lane.

The Newport Ave Traffic Proposal (PDF).


Reminder: Greater Wards Corner Partnership Meeting

November 15, 2007

Where: The Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007

Time: 8:30 AM


1. Pace Report

2. Committee Reports
A. Economic Development
B. Beautification
C. Infrastructure
D. Codes
E. Business Association

3. Mayor’s Greater Wards Corner Task Force Report

4. Unfinished Business

5. New Business

6. Adjourn

Next Meeting: Saturday, December 15, 2007

Please bring a breakfast food item, paper product or beverage to share.

Our condolences to Ardith Pugh of the Meadowbrook Civic League on the loss of Jordan, her beloved husband.

City of Norfolk reverses, now supports smaller DePaul

November 15, 2007

A decision is still pending from the state health commissioner, but Bon Secours DePaul hospital cleared a hurdle last night when the City of Norfolk changed their position on a smaller DePaul hospital and now support Bon Secours’ efforts.

Earlier this year, Bon Secours, a nonprofit Catholic health system, proposed replacing the 238-bed DePaul with a new hospital that would have 54 beds.

After meeting with the City, Mayor Paul Fraim and Richard A. Hanson, CEO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, signed an agreement that the City would support the smaller DePaul if certain conditions were met.

DePaul agreed to increase the number of beds at the new hospital from 54 to 64. The 10 extra beds are to be designated for childbirth services. The agreement also included:

The emergency room will be staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians round the clock.

DePaul will have six beds for intensive care and will continue cancer treatment with a linear accelerator plus a CT simulator. The midwifery center would be maintained.

For more information, see the Virginian-Pilot article: Bon Secours, Norfolk reach agreement on smaller DePaul

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