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:


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

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February 2019 SACL General Meeting Minutes & Recap

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!





December 2015 edition of The Suburban is here…


In the December issue:

Minutes from last month’s meeting & neighborhood news and photos…

Wards Corner planning charette held for city comprehensive plan…

Starbucks applies for special exception, ABC beer & wine on premises permit…

Wards Corner Task Force meeting notes…

Suburban Acres Green, Dr. Brad’s Wellness column, events & announcements, and more.



The October, 2015 edition of The Suburban  is here in color for your enjoyment!

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Virginian Drive water main construction to begin…

Granby Park gateway sign installed…

Photos from Adopt-a-Spot cleanup…

And more neighborhood news!  Also:

Dr. Brad’s Wellness Column, Suburban Acres Green, Neighborhood Crime Stats, and more.



May 2015 SACL Newsletter

The May 2015 edition of The Suburban has arrived!

SBN_Frt_Pg_May15In this month’s issue…

Suburban Park Elementary plans year-end field day…

Great American Cleanup photos…

Wards Corner Gateway art installed…

Plus the EARNN (Environmental Awards for Recycling in Norfolk Neighborhoods) Report, Suburban Acres Green, Dr. Brad’s Wellness Column, Neighborhood Crime Stats, and more!

If you live in our neighborhood, The Suburban is on its way to your door!

October Edition of The Suburban

Please join us Monday evening October 13 for Suburban Acres Civic League general business meeting at Suburban Park Elementary School.  Doors open at 6 pm, the meeting starts at 6:30 pm.  Special refreshments this month with our fall-themed Crock Pot Cook-off, with prizes for the best crock pot cookery!  Our guest speaker is Suzanne Patrick, Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District election on November 4th.


Enjoy this month’s edition of The Suburban…



Voter information for the November 4th general election…

More Texas Streets properties bought by city, to be demolished…

Rear Admiral (retired) Fenton Priest was speaker at September SACL meeting…

Plus CrimeView crime status, Suburban Acres Green, Dr. Brad’s Wellness Column, and more neighborhood news and announcements.