Meeting Thursday, 10/20/16

Please mark your calendars for the next Ghent Neighborhood League general membership meeting.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

6:30pm at The Chrysler Museum of Art

It is time for a membership vote!  Parks and Recreation will give a presentation on a kayak launch in the Hague.  They want membership support from the GNL in order to continue pursuing the project.



Project Review Committee meeting Wednesday, 10/12/2016 at 7:00pm at The Williams School, 419 Colonial Ave.

The agenda is being finalized.  For now, some possible agenda items are:

–          22nd Street – AW Shucks

–          114 W. 20th – Urban Castaways

–          2219 Colonial – Monument Development

–          Tattoo shop on Granby and Virginia Beach Boulevard

–          339 Fairfax – proposed demolition

–          616 Graydon – Weast proposed demolition.

FEMA maps are being updated

From the City of Norfolk:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating their flood maps and the changes will impact your property.  You have several opportunities to learn more before the maps go into effect February 17, 2017

Planning staff is available to answer your questions on October 17th 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Elementary School:  8021 Old Ocean View Road

Other opportunities to view the maps and ask questions include:

  • Visit the Department of Planning office located at City Hall 810 Union Street Suite 508
  • Mail your questions to 500 C Street SW, Washington D.C. 20472

The City of Norfolk Planning Commission will vote to adopt the FEMA flood maps on November 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.  810 Union Street, 11th floor City Council chambers.

Additional information can be found at www.norfolk.gov/FIRMupdate

Post-Matthew communication

From the City of Norfolk



A communication from the City of Norfolk

The Department of Neighborhood Development is rolling out a series of courses through its Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN) Academy. Designed in partnership with local residents, the Academy is offered as a multi-level educational program to enhance the capacity of Norfolk residents to be engaged, responsible neighbors and community leaders. Some of the courses are stand alone; others are designed to build on one another like our three- part Leadership Development series which will include conflict resolution, consensus building, and facilitation skill building.


Upcoming courses include:


Saturday, October 1st – “An Interactive Introduction to the Principles of Neighbors Building Neighborhoods,” 10 am-noon at the Norfolk Workforce Development Center. The guiding principles and vision of NBN will be shared in a common sense and visual format. Norfolk Councilmembers Mamie Johnson and Thomas Smigiel will be on hand to provide guidance for how to effectively partner with the City. *** Please See Flyer Attached***


Thursday, October 13th – “A Live Asset Mapping Exercise with Cross Roads Civic League,” 6 – 8 pm at Colonial Heights Church, 833 Marvin Avenue. Asset mapping is a great tool for neighborhoods to use to identify community strengths and resources – the people, places, things and events that make neighborhoods socially and physically better. Come join in the discovery!


Saturday, October 15th – “Generational Changer: Is That You?” for youth 14-18, 10 am –noon at the Norfolk Workforce Development Center. This event is the kick-off for the launch of the youth track of the Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Academy. The course will enlighten participants on the importance of community service and civic engagement as well as the incidental benefits of service hours and letter of recommendations.


All NBN Academy courses will be offered at the Norfolk Workforce Development Center, 201 East Little Creek Road, unless otherwise noted.


There are three ways to register for NBN Academy courses:

  1. Register online – http://NBNAcademy.eventbrite.com
  2. Email – neighborhoodengage@norfolk.gov
  3. Telephone – 757-664-4080