September 2014 message and meeting info

The September 2014 Wards Corner Civic League meeting will be held on the 15th at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center on Newport Ave.

Invited speakers include Suburban Management, Virginia Natural Gas, and Richard Broad, the Director of Public Works to talk about city sidewalks.

The president’s message:

 

Dear Neighbors,

Welcome back to the last half of this civic league year. The summer of 2014 is now almost in the history books as it has once again sped by very rapidly. I hope your summer was enjoyable and relaxing. Mine sure was and I actually slowed down from my normal hectic work pace and was able to spend a lot of time at my summer home in Maine. I hope you are now ready to begin the fall activities. With fall fast approaching, school is in session and the Wards Corner Civic League will begin holding its regular meetings again.  Our first meeting will be held at 645PM on September 15th  at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center.

Over the summer we continued to see several major projects keep moving forward. For once in many months, I don’t have to report a vacant Wards Corner Shopping Center parking lot. Fire House Subs has opened and there are two other stores being prepared for opening there- they are Liberty Tax Service and the Original Mattress Factory. This is good news. Also the land previously occupied by the BP station is now being prepared for construction of other stores. Business is picking up. The Rite Aid has been completely remodeled inside and has reopened.  The new beautiful Town Bank opened in June in the K & K Square shopping center of Wards Corner. All of these will add more positive visibility to the revitalization of Wards Corner that impacts all of us. Other projects that we have been following include but are not necessarily limited to: 

  • DePaul Hospital renovation
  • Norfolk Collegiate athletic field improvements, rearrangements.
  • Perry Property additions
  • Dalis Property additions
  • Denby Park demolitions 

We will be discussing these projects as well as others over the course of the next several months. We will also have informative speakers on timely city topics for you to hear. Therefore, I want to welcome you back to another year of good productive civic league meetings. If you regularly attend our meetings please bring a neighbor. If you have never been to a meeting or you are new to the area please join us. A strong active civic league like ours gives us good and continued political clout, which we have built with our council representatives for this area. The Wards Corner Civic League is recognized as one of the strongest civic leagues in Norfolk.

We have a great fall program lined up and we hope to see you at the meetings.

Please enjoy this newsletter. Please join your civic league. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the 15th of September at 645PM at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. 

Sincerely,

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