The next GNL membership meeting is Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:30pm at The Williams School, 419 Colonial Ave. (note: change of location)  Enter through the playground door.


Bike Lane on Colley Ave.

From the City of Norfolk





We Are Helping you Clean up after Hermine.

No need to request bulk yard waste pickups throughout the month of September. Public Works crews will collect bulk waste on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day.

If we don’t pick it up, leave it out. We’ve got a lot to pick up and may not get to yours right away.

You can help us by doing the following:

Put items for pick up at the curb, not the street

Keep bulk waste items away from fire hydrants and power lines

Separate your piles:

1. Household trash in green cans. If it doesn’t fit, bag trash in black, plastic trash bags
2. Recycling in blue cans
3. Storm-related debris, furniture and related materials
4. Appliances

Got Yard Debris?
Leaves and grass clippings must be in clear plastic bags.

Individual branches must be less than 12 inches in diameter and no longer than eight feet in length.

Groups of branches must be tied and bundled and not exceed 18 inches in diameter.


Electronics Recycling/ HHW
The E-waste/HHW facility is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday. The facility is located at 1176 Pineridge Road in Norfolk Industrial Park.

Call Norfolk Cares 664-6510 or email us at healthyneighborhoods@norfolk.gov

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VDOT meeting

From the City of Norfolk:

August 30, 2016

You are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Granby High School, 7101 Granby St., to learn about the new harbor crossing project that is being studied by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). City leaders and staff will lead the meeting, explain the VDOT study and answer questions.

Four project options are being considered by VDOT, but only alternatives C and D provide for a new route across the water. These alternatives are essential for an enhanced regional economy, a reliable and accessible transportation network and improved evacuation routes.

The City of Norfolk analyzed all four alternatives and recommends Alternative D.

“Alternative D addresses several major transportation projects and offers the greatest benefit to our infrastructure,” states Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander. “It is important Norfolk residents weigh in on this study. This is a critical decision for our city and our economy that will affect generations to come.”

Weighing in on the VDOT study is easy but there is not much time left. Hampton Roads residents and business owners have until September 19, 2016 to voice their opinion to VDOT about which alternative is most favorable.

VDOT is hosting two sessions to provide information on the project and collect input.

September 7, from 5 – 7 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., in Hampton

September 8, from 5 – 7 pm at the Quality Suites (Lake Wright), 6820 Northampton Blvd., in Norfolk

Also, you can submit your feedback online or by mail. Visit www.norfolk.gov/hrcrossing for more information about the harbor crossing project, the alternatives being considered by VDOT and how to share your opinion.

Contact Norfolk Strategic Transportation Planner Thelma Drake at 757-664-4313 or thelma.drake@norfolk.gov with any questions.

No GNL meeting this month, Oh My! What’s an engaged citizen to do?

How about checking out the progress-to-date on Norfolk’s Vision 2100. It’s said that the “process will result in a new chapter in the city’s Comprehensive Plan, plaNorfolk2030, that will establish a very-long term vision for the city and a strategy for decision-making that will guide the city towards that vision.”  A 1-page flyer on the project is here: Vision 2100 Handout 1 pgVision 2100 Handout First Page.   For even more info. on Vision 2100:   Vision 2100.

So here’s your chance to see into the future along with your fellow citizens.  Just think, … you’ll really be “the talk of the town”!    Incredibly cool.  

Tomorrow’s Vision Meeting #3, the Draft Plan Review, will be at 6:00 p.m. at Attucks Theatre (1010 Church Street).  See the Visioning meeting flyer here:  Vision2100_Meeting_Flyer