Transformation of Tidewater Gardens Begins with New Pump Station

December 04, 2020

NORFOLK, VA – The transformation of Tidewater Gardens will start next week as preparations are made to demolish a six-unit building located at the corner of Fenchurch and Wood streets. The building demolition makes way for a new pump station that will support new homes in the St. Paul’s Area.

Public housing residents in Norfolk, Newport News could get help a little easier under new program

November 05, 2020

A federal program aimed at helping public housing residents become self-sufficient will boost efforts linking low-income families to much-needed services in Norfolk and Newport News, officials announced Monday.

​Called “EnVision Centers,” the new designation paves the way for additional resources and gives both cities a leg up on getting federal money to fund programs. For more information visit

190 new apartments planned in one of the first steps in Norfolk’s St. Paul’s overhaul

February 11, 2020

Norfolk’s City Council has taken the first step toward approving a developer’s plan to build a pair of four-story apartment buildings in St. Paul’s as part of the planned massive redevelopment of the area.

​Two city-owned parking lots on Wood Street, between St. Paul’s Boulevard and Fenchurch Street, are expected to become apartment buildings with a mix of subsidized and market-rate units. For more information visit

Lawsuit seeks to block Norfolk’s plan to move people out of public housing in St. Paul’s

January 14, 2020

Residents are asking a federal judge to block Norfolk’s St. Paul’s area redevelopment plan, which they say would further segregate and disadvantage black residents and thus violate federal law.

The lawsuit, which names four St. Paul’s residents and two community groups as the plaintiffs, was filed Monday. In a 51-page complaint, they argue that the city of Norfolk and its housing authority have failed to provide the bulk of residents that will be moved out of St. Paul’s with appropriate housing, and that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is complicit by signing off on the plan. For more information visit