Wards Corner Partnership meeting notice- mark your calendars

July 17, 2008

Greater Wards Corner Partnership

201 E. Little Creek Road (next to Kroger)   7:00 p.m.

Rooms 202 & 204

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Roberts Rules of Order will be followed

Agenda

 

1.  Introductions: Please stand and give your name and Civic League.

 

2.  P.A.C.E. Reports

 

3.  Guest Speakers:   Ted Lamb from the Craddock neighborhood of Portsmouth to talk with us about the Crime Watch program he help start. Scheduled to speak with Ted is Lt. Cherry with the Community Enforcement Unit of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s office who helped to set up the watch program in Portsmouth.

 

This meeting will be very informative and will show what happens to crime in a neighborhood when residents and law enforcement work together to reduce crime. Lt Cherry will explain how the program started and the actions from the law enforcement side to help reduce criminal activity. Mr. Lamb will discuss what the residents are doing for their part to reduce criminal activity and how it can work for us also.

 

Please plan to attend this meeting. As a community, we are the ones responsible for the future of Wards Corner. If we chose to do nothing to help fight crime in Wards Corner and its neighborhoods then we can only blame ourselves for this area’s decline.

 

4.  Mayor’s Taskforce Update

 

5.  Committee Reports

                A.  Codes and Public Safety

                B.  Development Committee

                C.  City Connection Committee

6.  Audience Topics for Discussion/ Questions & Answers

7.  Meeting Adjourned


Committee formed to support the City’s plan for a 134 bed Depaul Hospital

July 2, 2008

The DePaul Emergency 134 Committee has been formed to support Norfolk’s plan for a 134 bed new Depaul Hospital. They have established a website, www.depaulemergency134.org to promote their contention that Bon Secours plan for a 56 bed DePaul would not serve the public’s needs. The Greater Wards Corner Partnership has been involved in this issue from the very outset. The Partnership’s position is DePaul maintain a hospital in its present location with services that will sufficiently serve the health needs of Norfolk’s Citizens.


Instant cities and design retrofits

July 1, 2008

Harvard Design Magazine in its Spring/Summer 2008 Magazine has a must read article on Retrofitting Suburbs 

The article describes retrofitted suburbs as

urban nodes within a new poly-centric metropolis that simultaneously complement the core city’s downtown and serve a predominantly suburban population. They reflect both centeredness and decentralization.

Read this article and your vision for the future Greater Wards Corner Partnership area will be enhanced and expanded beyond  your wildest dreams.

Click Here


Partnership makes electing an advocate to Council their number one goal

June 27, 2008

Last night at the monthly meeting of the Greater Wards Corner Partnership, the membership made it clear their number one priority was to set in motion a plan to elect to City Council in 2010 an advocate for the Greater Wards Corner Partnership Area. Other goals agreed to be achieved in 2008-2009 were to assure that Depaul Hospital maintains an acceptable presence in its present location, the second phase of Norfolk’s Light Rail includes a rail station for Wards Corner, after-school children programs be expanded in our schools and religious institutions and the creation of a Community Development Corporation to work with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority in applying for grants for the Denby Park, Monticello Village, Oakdale Farm Neighborhoods.


Greater Wards Corner Partnership Meeting this Thursday

June 24, 2008

Greater Wards Corner Partnership

201 E. Little Creek Road (next to Kroger)   7:00 p.m.

Rooms 202 & 204

June 26, 2008

Agenda

1.  Introductions

2.  Pace Report

3.  Guest Speaker:   Tim Smith

        Citizens Patrol (Taking back our streets)

        We would like to encourage everyone to come to this meeting to hear how you can be part of the effort to take back our streets.  It’s time to stop talking about it and time to start doing something about it.

4.  New Partnership Goals

5.  Taskforce Update

6.  Committee Reports

A.  Codes and Public Safety

B.  Development Committee

C.  Beautification Committee

D.  Public Infrastructure Committee

E.  Public Relations Committee

F.  City Connection Committee

7.  New Business

8.  Adjournment

 

 

 

 


Partnership Executive Committee set goals for 2008-2009

June 23, 2008

The Greater Wards Corner Partnership Executive Committee will be recommending the following goals for the 2008-2009 fiscal year at our June 26th Partnership meeting :

  1. Create a Community Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  2. Ensure the continuation of medical services at De Paul Hospital.
  3. Support a Light Rail Station at Wards Corner
  4. Assist in partnering with schools, churches, businesses and civic leagues to improve programs for our children.

The Partnership will meet this Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the Norfolk Workforce Development Center (201 E. Little Creek Road, next to Kroger)  to discuss and vote on these and any additional goals that may be brought from the membership.


State Senator Ralph Northam to be guest speaker at Thursday’s Partnership meeting

May 21, 2008
Greater Wards Corner Partnership
201 E. Little Creek Road (next to Kroger)   7:00 p.m.
Rooms 202 & 204
May 22, 2008
Agenda
1.  Introduction
2.  Pace Report
3.  Guest Speaker:   State Senator Ralph S. Northam
                                  6th District
4.  How Norfolk Assesses Real Estate
      (Appx. 10 minute DVD)
5.  Taskforce Update
6.  Committee Reports
A.  Codes and Public Safety
B.  Development Committee
C.  Beautification Committee
D.  Public Infrastructure Committee
E.  Public Relations Committee
F.  City Connection Committee
7.  New Business
8.  Meeting Adjourned

Greater Wards Corner Partnership meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, February 26th at 7 pm

February 25, 2008

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Norfolk Workforce Development Center, 201 E. Little Creek Road (next to Kroger)

 Agenda:

1.  Introduction

2.  Pace Report

3.  Announcements

  A. Discussion of the Citizen Letter sent to City Council

  B. CVS Pharmacy negotiating to buy the BP Gas Station and a portion of the Midtown Shopping Center

4. Vote on changing meeting night from 4th Tuesday to 4th Thursday

5. Explanation of Committees:  (Chairman will give a synopsis of their committee)

  A.  Development Committee

  B.  Codes and Public Safety

  C.  Beautification Committee

  D.  Public Infrastructure Committee

  E.  Public Relations Committee

  F.  City Connection Committee

6. Break into committees to work on the following:

  A. Choose Chairman

  B.   Choose Co-Chairman

  C.   Set meeting schedule

  D.   Set meeting time

  E.    Set meeting place

  F.    Establish three goals

 G.    Establish time-line

 H.    Have one meeting before next months meeting and be prepared to report back to the group at next meeting.

7. Adjourn


S.L. Nusbaum starts construction of apartments in Denby Park

February 23, 2008

S.L. Nusbaum has commenced construction on a 15 million dollar affordable-housing apartment complex on the site of the old Casterton Trailer Park behind Southern Shopping Center in Denby Park. The 4.2 acre trailer park was purchased in June of 2007 for $2,325,000. The project to be named SouthWind Apartments will consist of 5 apartment buildings, a clubhouse, swimming pool and fitness center. Pilot Online reports:

Rents for the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are likely to range from $650 to $975, said Richard Counselman of Nusbaum Realty.

This is the first major private investment in the Greater Wards Corner Partnership area since the inception of the Mayor’s Wards Corner Task Force.


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