Planning for West Ocean View
Conceptually, Granby Street is bookended by Downtown Norfolk at the south and West Ocean View to the north, making it ripe for long-term mixed-use development that is vibrant, walkable, and bikeable. As such, adding vibrancy and activity to the area should be the overarching goal of future planning efforts.
Part of the West Ocean View area includes the recently acquired former Greenie's site, of approximately 1.1 acres, located along W. Ocean View Avenue at the terminus of 1st View Street. The City recognized the strategic value of these parcels when purchasing them in 2018, with the intent to redevelop the site in a manner that complimented Ocean View Beach Park and help implement actions within plaNorfolk2030 to increase public access to the water and open space along the Chesapeake Bay. Through a series of well-attended meetings, the City and surrounding community arrived at a vision for the site, as well as for the larger area. Thank you to all who have taken the time to provide input on the potential re-use of this site and greater area. Below are the most recent changes to the West Ocean View Area within plaNorfolk2030, a vision for the redevelopment of the former Greenie's site, as well as a summary of the public outreach thus far.
- GeneralPlan Amendment to the West Ocean View Area - July 20, 2021 (PDF)
- Video - Vision and proposed redevelopment of former Greenie's site (video link)
- Presentation to the Ocean View Advisory Committee -- March 11, 2021 (PDF)
- March 11, 2019, Community Conversation:
If you have any comments regarding the vision of West Ocean View, please feel free to contact the Department of City Planning.
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