Clean Eatz coming to Wards Corner?

February 22, 2019

A Instagram account ‘cleaneatznorfolkva’ was found and appears to indicate that the fast casual restaurant will be opening a location at the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.

According to the Instagram account they will open in Spring of 2019.

https://www.cleaneatz.com


Chipotle coming to Wards Corner

February 14, 2019

imagesFast casual restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill has inked a deal to open a new location at Wards Corner.  The restaurant, that specializes in tacos and mission-style burritos, will open in the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.

Chipotle will be located in a part of what used to be Uncle Louie’s.  No timeline has been announced.


Flooding Community Conversation And Info Session

October 12, 2018

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Neighbors Building Neighborhood Conference Saturday, June 23rd

May 30, 2018

Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Conference


Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!

May 15, 2018

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Subject: News Release: Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country! 

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Office: 757.628.3459

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Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!

U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold or bronze medal based on student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. This is the first year that graduation rates factored into the ranking system. Dr. Kipp Rogers, Chief Academic Officer, said, “we are pleased with the progress that NPS is making with respect to student achievement. This is a direct result of our district turnaround effort, #NPSRedesign, and an even truer testament to the exemplary and innovative work of our faculty and staff combined with the academic fortitude of our students.”

The district has benefited from stability in its leadership and a keen focus on leadership, literacy, and rigor, which has yielded significant gains in accreditation over the last two years. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone, was excited, but not surprised to find several of NPS’ high schools on the list, she stated, “The wheels of progress continue to turn, I am beaming with pride that our teachers, students and support staff can revel in this accomplishment. We look forward to all of our high schools being named the best in the country very soon!”

Of 28,813 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 20,548 schools met the established criteria to be ranked. Three Norfolk schools,  made this prestigious list in the Silver Award category out of 28,813 public schools. Maury High School ranked #24 in Virginia rankings and #1197 in the national rankings, Norview stands at #38 in Virginia and #2369 nationally and Granby High School is ranked #41 in and #2418 in Virginia and national rankings respectively.

To view the list of schools click here https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.  For more information on the U.S. News & World Report ranking system visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/rankings-faq.


Norfolk targets two neighborhoods for a multi-million dollar housing aid program

March 2, 2018

 

 

Great news for the Greater Wards Corner Area!! According to the Virginian-Pilot

The city plans to spend up to $8.7 million over five years to help strengthen two neighborhoods.

The Ingleside and the Monticello Village/Oakdale Farms areas will be the target of a pilot program where the city will give them special attention in hopes of improving housing conditions, bringing up property values and increasing homeownership.

The money would go toward programs including down payment assistance, improving rental housing and selling off unused city property to improve the availability of owner-occupied housing.

The funding would impact an estimated 22 houses, mostly through the city’s Renovate Norfolk program, which gives grants to homeowners for improvements such as facade work and structural repairs.

The program would focus first on bolstering blocks where property values are already strong and expand from there.

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Help develop a vision for the future of Wards Corner

December 14, 2017

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Norfolk is developing a new vision for the Wards Corner commercial area and wants to include your thoughts and ideas.  Please attend the Community Meeting on January 17, 2018 at 6pm at the Workforce Development Center.  More info can be found on the website: https://www.norfolk.gov/wardscornerstudy


Donate to help build the Meadowbrook Dog Park!

December 1, 2017

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Paypal link to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FEC8N9VR4HMR4


Wards Corner Festival rescheduled

July 10, 2017

As a result of rain, the Wards Corner Festival has been rescheduled for July 22, 2017 from noon until 5:00pm.  The location has changed to the Norfolk Masonic Temple and will be indoors!

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Small business meeting to be held near Wards Corner

June 21, 2017

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More retail coming to Wards Corner!

May 16, 2017

TidewaterPTLogoCity Councilman Martin Thomas, Jr. made the announcement last night at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting that Tidewater Physical Therapy will open a location this fall in the Midtown Shopping Center.

Tidewater Physical Therapy will occupy approximately 2000sq ft in Unit 154 between Cora’s Beauty Connection and Jackson Hewitt in the northeast corner of Wards Corner.

This announcement comes on the heels of Sentara’s recent announcement to expand their footprint at Wards Corner  and McDonald Garden Center opening their seasonal market at Wards Corner.

Stay tuned for more retail announcements as Martin Thomas Jr. and Norfolk’s Economic Development Department continue to work on attracting new life and activity to Wards Corner!


Sentara Expands at Wards Corner

April 13, 2017

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Sentara’s footprint at Wards Corner is expanding and a new facade is in the works for their building located at 7401 Granby St.

Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians is currently located at the intersection of Granby St and N Shore Road.  They are more than doubling their square footage and will open up a Sentara Physical Therapy location as a part of their expansion.

The lease has been signed and the expansion and facade work are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.


McDonald Garden Market Opening In Wards Corner

March 7, 2017

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McDonald Garden Center is opening a “McDonald Garden Market” at Wards Corner.  These Garden Markets provide quality plants and garden accessories from mid-March through July.

McDonald Garden Center has signed a seasonal lease to open the temporary garden center in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center at the Northeast Corner of Wards Corner.

The Center will begin to mobilize within the next week and will remain until July.
The Midtown Shopping Center is located at the northeast corner of Wards Corner and the Market will be located in the front parking lot.


Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center designated a comprehensive stroke center

January 11, 2017

The following article appeared in the Daily Press:

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a comprehensive stroke center, the health system announced.

“With stroke care, you must have not only the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act quickly and organizationally with exceptional efficiency because of the time-critical nature and complexity of a stroke,” said John R. Baker, M.D., medical director of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Neurovascular Center and the Neuroscience ICU. “This certification from DNV GL validates all the efforts we have put into our stroke care program in order to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

The certification is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and shows the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care from diagnosis and education to treatment and rehabilitation, according to a news release.

All Bon Secours’ Virginia hospitals are certified stroke centers with six primary stroke centers, a stroke-ready free-standing emergency department and two comprehensive stroke centers.


Latest City Of Norfolk Winter Storm Update

January 8, 2017

 

Good afternoon all.
It’s sunny and we know you probably want to venture outside.
First, we ask you to stay off the roads.  While many are plowed, the roads are icy.  Until it warms up, ice will remain in certain spots.  For your safety, unless you have to travel, please don’t.
As you know, Norfolk received a lot of snow.  In our efforts to clear the snow, plows pushed snow to edges of roadways which in some cases, blocks driveways and neighborhood streets.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you leaving your home or neighborhood.  Hopefully with Mother Nature’s help, the warmer temps in the coming days will help melt the piles.
If you need help,   Operation Blessing Snow Buddies program has volunteers to help eligible residents.  Call 757-274-8650.
As a reminder, the City is unable to plow neighborhood streets.  Our plow equipment is large.  Most of our neighborhoods streets are narrow and we do not want to damage your car or property.
Don’t forget, if you have a sidewalk in front of your home, it’s up to you to shovel the snow off.
If you have any questions, call Norfolk Care Call Center 757-664-6510. We’re taking calls until 5pm Sunday.
Please ensure that this information reaches the masses.  Have a warm evening.

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile

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www.norfolk.gov


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