Most of Norfolk’s Public Housing Could be Gone in a Decade Under Ambitious New Plan

July 18, 2017

The vision is ambitious: Demolish more than 1,600 units of aging public housing clustered east of downtown Norfolk over the course of a decade.

Bit by bit, rebuild the area – sometimes called “St. Paul’s” – into mixed-income neighborhoods, where parks, gardens, shops and offices join 1,800 to 2,000 new homes, about a third of them set aside for people who get rental assistance. The overhaul could involve $1 billion in new private and public investment…

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Plans Underway to Redevelop Norfolk’s Saint Paul Area

July 17, 2017

Dorothy Fentress has lived in Young Terrace in downtown Norfolk for nearly two decades.

She’s ready for the brick buildings and window air conditioners to be gone.

“I think it definitely need to be torn down,” Fentress said. “I would like to be able to see beautiful yards and children playing and no guns. Just a nice neighborhood.”

That could soon be the case…

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