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!
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:
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
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:
Community Information Meetings
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The Suburban Acres Civic League had a excellent, informative general meeting on February 11, 2019 at Suburban Park Elementary School. The Guest Speaker was Norfolk Police Chief, Larry Boone. Discussion with Chief Boone was lively and insightful. City Council member Courtney Doyle was in attendance as well. Janette Woodruff, SACL Vice President, also gave an update on happenings with the Wards Corner Business Association, which is working to generate continued momentum in our community for Wards Corner.
Thank you to Dave Moeller for providing the tasty food for the meeting! The SACL is always looking for volunteers to provide food for the meetings and reimburses those who sign up to volunteer to organize food for the meeting up to $40.
Formal minutes of the February 2019 general meeting are posted and can be found by going clicking here to go to the Meeting Minutes area of the SACL website. The minutes contain more detail on what was discussed so make sure to check them out, particularly if you are a member. Members vote to approve the minutes of prior meetings at each SACL general meeting.
Please also check out the SACL facebook page for more photos from the meeting!
The City of Norfolk has posted a survey in an attempt to gather feedback from citizens about their feelings about recycling, how much they do it, and how much they’d be willing to pay to make sure it continues. Please consider taking this survey to help the city with its decision making process regarding this important issue.
There is also a very interesting report posted on this website that the City will be presenting to City Council later this month. We also encourage our neighbors to sign up for Open City Hall so you can provide input on other surveys that the city posts in the future.
This is an key issue for our city to sort out with full feedback from all citizens. For further context, please read the below article published in the Virginian Pilot on February 14, 2019.
Getting excited for March Madness? Are you also passionate about helping the city with its budget and resource allocation? Then check out the City of Norfolk’s Budget Bracket Challenge at the below link! It’s a fun way to get involved in helping the city.
Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, February 11, 2019
Speaker: Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone (bring your questions for the City’s top law enforcement officer).
You can also submit questions for Chief Boone by clicking here and we will compile the answers.
More information on the Norfolk Police Department can be found here:
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. And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate. Hope to see you!
Attention SACL Members and Neighbors!! Please see the below announcement from The City of Norfolk with regards to the community information meeting for the Granby Street Bike Lanes Plan.
Here is the link referenced in the announcement below:
The civic league recognized Community Resource Officer, William Old III, for his service to our community at the October 2018 league meeting. A letter of commendation from the league to the Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone, was read by Board Director, Karen Mayne. President Louie Gabriel read the letter of appreciation the league received in response from Chief Boone. The league’s Board of Directors presented Officer Old with a gift card to Your Pie restaurant. (No gift card to Crispy Cream or Dunkin Donuts!)