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.


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