NORFOLK, VA – On Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m., the public is invited to join Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson in a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on Five Points Civic Plaza Park at the intersection of Norview Avenue and Sewells Point Road. Remarks will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Plans for the new Five Points Civic Plaza Park include a green space for residents to gather, a tot lot for youth, a community garden, and improvements to the intersection to be made by the Department of Public Works. Construction is anticipated to begin in early winter 2021.
Councilwoman Johnson shares, “I am excited to officially break ground on Five Points Civic Plaza Park. This project is the result of several years of planning and partnership with residents and many city departments and adds to my vision of building healthy communities and healthy families.”
Five Points Civic Plaza Park is one of the projects and improvements planned for the area. In 2015, the City of Norfolk held a Better Block Build Plan for residents and business owners to hear comments and suggestions to revitalize the area. Following that, Imagine Five Points tested ideas from the charette. At the time, residents wished to see more landscaping and a venue for music and entertainment.
The program will include remarks from Director of Parks & Recreation Darrell Crittendon and elected representatives. Following the program, residents are welcome to participate in outdoor games and visit the Norfolk Public Library Treasure Truck and Norfolk Police Department “Copsicle.” Keep Norfolk Beautiful will provide free trees on a first-come, first-served basis.
All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. All guests will be required to wear face-coverings and physically distance.