Mayor Alexander at Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019

Speaker:       Mayor Kenneth Alexander, City of Norfolk

When:           6:30 pm, Monday, June 10, 2019

Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing

Where:         Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

We invite nearby civic leagues to join us for our special speaker this month.  If you have a question or comment for Mayor Alexander, please write it down and bring it with you.  He would like to know what is on your mind.

Please check out events page on facebook to keep up with our events!

SACL Events

May 2019 General Meeting Minutes Posted

The minutes for the May 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League General Meeting are posted and available at the meeting minutes area of our website.

Meeting highlights include:

  • Comments and Q&A with State Delegate Robert Bloxom
  • Best native plants for shady, wet or sun-loving areas with Denise Gruccio of Eggleston Garden Center
  • Membership vote on the proposed location of the Thole Street speed sign.

See you all at the next meeting on June 10!

 

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, May 13, 2019

Speaker:  Denise Gruccio from the Eggleston Garden Center.  Learn about the best plants for our area and Eggleston’s gardening and landscaping services.

We also will hear from special guest, Delegate Robert (Rob) Bloxom, our delegate for the 100th District of the Virginia Legislature.  He will update us on what’s happening in the legislature and listen to your issues.

The league will vote on the City of Norfolk’s offer to install a dynamic speed sign at westbound 536/544 Thole Street to reduce speeding.

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will give updates.  And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate.  Hope to see you!

Make sure to check out our Events page on Facebook to keep up with meetings and other group events!

[Update] Dynamic Speed Sign for Thole Street

The Suburban Acres Civic League requested that the City of Norfolk install dynamic speed signs in both directions on Thole Street to deter speeders.  It appears the City is ready to install the westbound sign; the eastbound sign will be installed later.

The Board of Directors of the Civic League recommends that the westbound sign (heading towards Granby Street) be located along the curb at 536/544 Thole Street, based on the City of Norfolk’s Division of Transportation analysis of optimum sites for this solar-powered sign.

A link to Google Maps shows the location of the proposed sign on westbound Thole Street:  https://goo.gl/maps/wk55XrX2DiV7XxLL7

Below is a picture of what the sign will look like – this picture was taken on Lakewood Drive.

The civic league General Membership will discuss and vote on the approval of the westbound dynamic speed sign at its general meeting on May 13, 2019.  Please come!

speed sign example

April 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting Recap and Minutes

The minutes of the April 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League General Meeting are published and posted to the Meeting Minutes area of our website.  Please check out the minutes for a full recap of topics and discussion.

Guest speaker for the meeting was City Council member Courtney Doyle.  Topics ranged from school funding, St. Paul’s Project, to Pedestrian signals and street speed signs along Thole.

Thank you to Mary Ann Grogan, Diane Ruhl, Karen Mayne and Nathaniel Kinnison for providing the food, refreshments and sweets for the meeting!

We look forward to seeing neighbors at the next meeting in May!

Wards Corner Draft Plan Synopsis

In an effort to help our members, Board Member Karen Mayne put together the below synopsis of the recent Wards Corner Draft Plan put out by the city.  We handed this out at the most recent SACL general meeting on April 8, 2019.

It’s a concise and straightforward presentation of the main takeaways and an excellent way to get up to speed on what to expect in terms of next steps from the city in planning and developing the Wards Corner area.

We hope the synopsis is helpful!  Bring your discussion items to the next general meeting.  We will also remind members and re-post the synopsis closer to the next meeting.

Thinking about the future of Wards Corner is exciting stuff for our area!

Thank you Karen for putting this together!

Wards Corner Plan Synopsis (Click Here for PDF)

Wards Corner Draft Vision & Plan is Out!

The City of Norfolk has posted a draft of “A Vision for Wards Corner: Urban Development Area Plan”.

For more information and to view the plan, please go to:

www.norfolk.gov/wardscornerstudy

The City has announced the following tentative public hearings in relation to the plan:

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Public hearing at City Planning Commission on May 23rd
  • Public hearing at City Council on June 25th

wards corner