Editorial: For St. Paul’s Plan to Work, Norfolk Must do Better

Published July 23, 2017

THE NORFOLK City Council on Tuesday made the prudent, if frustrating, decision to delay launching the massive redevelopment effort in St. Paul’s Quadrant, a parcel of about 200 acres near the heart of downtown.

Prudent, because residents from the affected area voiced criticism at the meeting that the city has not done an effective job of spelling out what will happen when public housing is demolished and new construction begins.

And frustrating because those same concerns reflect a failure by public officials to advance a project that, as has been said here and elsewhere, presents the greatest redevelopment opportunity in any major American city…

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