Denby Park, Monticello Village and Oakdale Farms designated as a Special Service District

September 12, 2008

A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Norfolk and Norfolk’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority was signed yesterday making Denby Park, Oakdale Farms and Monticello Village a Special Service District. These neighborhoods will now be eligible for grants that will help uplift these neighborhoods.

Pilot Online reports

On Thursday, city officials took a huge step toward ending that perception, and, they say, the deterioration. The Denby Park, Monticello Village and Oakdale Farms neighborhoods are now part of a community revitalization program. The effort will allow the city’s housing authority to offer grants and loans to homeowners to enlarge and repair their homes.

Norfolk has set aside $1 million for the project through June.

A debt of gratitude is owed to the members of the Mayors Wards Corner Task Force and especially to the City Council members and A.C.M. Marcus Jones for their persistance in designating these deserving neighborhoods.

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