City has no plans to buy land in Wards Corner

May 17, 2009
The following was in the Sunday, May 17, 2009 edition of the Compass (Virginian-Pilot):
MOST CITY LAND ACQUIRED WAS IN DOWNTOWN

by HARRY MINIUM

City Councilwoman Theresa Whibley represents the city’s affluent west side, including much of downtown, but you can’t say she’s not interested in other parts of the city.

Commenting on the city’s land acquisition revolving fund, from which the city has spent nearly $13 million in recent years acquiring 13 properties, Whibley said:

“It disturbed me that all of the acquisitions are in the downtown area.  None of them are in Ocean View or Wards Corner. It’s frustrating that we can’t do more at Wards Corner.”

From the former St. Mary’s Infant Home to the Red Carpet Inn side on Tidewater Drive, 12 of the 13 properties were indeed in or near downtown. Another was a tire store on Hampton Boulevard near Old Dominion University.

Purchases from the revolving fund are paid for by land sales, such as the recently authorized sale of $2.9 million of city land around a Norfolk reservoir in Virginia Beach to the Beach. Once the check from the Beach clears, the fund will have a balance of $4.8 million.

City officials said they have no current plans to buy more land in Wards Corner or anywhere else.


Reward offered for info in murder of Lt. Cox

May 7, 2009

toddcox“A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the person who shot and killed a Navy lieutenant as he strolled along a Norfolk street with his fiancee last year.”

More can be read at the Virginian-Pilot: $10,000 reward offered for information in 2008 slaying of Navy lieutenant


Robbery and Shooting in Denby Park

May 6, 2009

Beverly Sexton, resident of Denby Park, wrote in notifying us of another shooting in Denby Park.  The shooting and robbery occurred in the 300 block of E. Little Creek Road today, Wednesday, May 6th, during the mid-morning hours.  One person was taken to the hospital for treatment.  It is believed he was shot in the shoulder or arm.


Denby Park Project Focus May Newsletter

May 6, 2009
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