Collins Proposal continued; will NOT be heard on August 26

"No New Apartments" signs are available in protest Collins Enterprises LLC's request to build apartments rather than condos as originally promised

"No New Apartments" signs are available in protest Collins Enterprises LLC's request to build apartments rather than condos as originally promised

Collins Enterprises LLC has not turned in information and documentation requested by the Planning Department and the Planning Commission.

Therefore, their request has been continued and will NOT be heard on August 26.  Updates will be forthcoming.

Update:  The Collins application has been continued indefinitely noting that they need time to work with the neighborhoods.

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One Response to Collins Proposal continued; will NOT be heard on August 26

  1. Jennifer Taylor says:

    We do not need more apartments in Wards Corner and Talbot Park for the following ten reasons:

    (1) It is inconsistent with the community approved vision for the neighborhoods.

    (2) There are already a high number of apartments in the area.

    (3) There are no four story residential buildings in neighborhood.

    (4) If approved, it will set a precedent for other low rise apartments to be redeveloped into high density multi-story rentals.

    (5) The Collins’ changes to the plan do not attract more families to the neighborhood with mostly 1 and 2 bedroom rentals.

    (6) The Civic Leagues pushed for decreased traffic on Newport Avenue with stop signs and parking areas delineated – not just to add significantly more traffic to the quiet, residential street.

    (7) We just demolished at taxpayer expense apartments in Titusville – only to possibly put more up?

    (8) The U.S. Navy is possibly closing JFCOM, sending a carrier to Florida, and just recently completed single sailor apartment housing between Terminal Blvd. and 564, which will significantly decrease the demand for apartments at all levels of income in Norfolk.

    (9) The developer asked the residents what they wanted, did not listen to very vocal and opposed residents who offered viable alternative development ideas, and then moved ahead with a rental apartment plan.

    (10) It is in direct opposition with the Developer’s own statement to the Planning Commission in which he said unequivocally that “under no circumstances would the condo development plan convert to apartments.”

    WOW, here we are two years later with a rental apartment plan.

    This must stop now.

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