2018 Norfolk Water Quality Report is Out

The City of Norfolk has posted the 2018 Water Quality Report.

You can view the report by going here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46054

For more information on Norfolk Water, you can check out their website, here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/index.aspx?NID=528

The City of Norfolk has also posted this helpful video about how water gets from source to tap:

[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

Update from the City of Norfolk on Household Hazardous Waste

FYI, the below was posted on Nextdoor.com on May 1, 2019 by the City of Norfolk…

HHW Will Remain at Waste Management until June 30

Due to the continuation of facility upgrades at SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station, Waste Management will continue to accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through June 30. Residents may drop-off items at 1176 Pineridge Road between 10am-2pm, Monday through Saturday. The Towing and Recovery facility will continue to accept electronics and paper shredding 24 hours, 7 days a week. They are located at 1188-A Lance Road.

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

Granby Street Bridge Renovation [City Update]

The City of Norfolk has recently posted information about upcoming renovation and rehabilitation of the Granby Street Bridge.  Please see the information below about community information meetings the City has scheduled to keep residents informed on the project and the local impact.

More detailed information about the project can be found by clicking on these links:

Project Information

Community Information Meetings

Granby Bridge Renovation