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Posted on: December 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Transformation of Tidewater Gardens Begins with New Pump Station

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. Construction on the new pump station will start in the beginning of the new year. The pump station is necessary before construction can begin on the new multi-family and senior homes across the street.

Beginning next week, asbestos abatement will start in the vacant building and should take 2-3 days to complete. Demolition will start afterwards and should be complete before the end of December.

Residents who lived in the building were relocated to new housing of their choice with the help of People First, empowered by USI.

The St. Paul’s Area Transformation project in Norfolk, VA is led by the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The St. Paul’s Area is roughly 200 acres located just outside downtown Norfolk and is currently undergoing a massive transformation from blighted homes, flooding, crime and poverty to resilient neighborhoods, with affordable, assisted and market rate housing, green spaces, economic development opportunities and a place where any resident will be proud to call home. For more information visit

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