Denby Park demolitions expected to be done by first week in April

Denby Park properties to be purchased by City of Norfolk. YELLOW highlighted properties are to be purchased in 2014. RED highlighted properties were purchased in 2013. BLUE highlighted properties were purchased in 2011.

Denby Park properties to be purchased by City of Norfolk. YELLOW highlighted properties were purchased in 2014. RED highlighted properties were purchased in 2013. BLUE highlighted properties were purchased in 2011.

I received the following update on the demolitions in Denby Park:

The subject properties which represent 88 units were officially turned over to the City for demolition by Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment Authority (NHRA) on December 16, 2014 once the Right of Entry was signed by the City. Since the buildings were going to be demolished by the City of Norfolk, we began the bid process in preparation for demolition. The bids were sent to the contractors on January 14, 2015, with a scheduled walk through the week of January 20th.

The bids from the contractors were received on January 29th at 4:30pm and were opened on Friday, January 30th 2015. After evaluating the bids, the “Award Notices” were sent out to three winning contractors on February 5, 2015.

The remaining timeline for the demolition is as follows:

1. Expect contractors to sign their contracts the week of February 9th. Staff will then hand carry contracts through the signing process to expedite.

2. Expect contracts to be signed by Finance, Legal, Administration and Clerks Office by February 20th.

3. Expect contractors to be given “Notice to Process” by February 28th, which gives them 30 days to complete the Demolition.

4. Our expectation, barring any unforeseen glitches, is that the buildings will be demolished by the first week in April.

The City will continue to ensure the buildings are secured and trash and debris are removed.

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