Big things are scheduled to happen in South Norfolk in 2018, and you should be ready!

Starting in January, the city begins an $18M project to replace the 22nd Street Bridge and realign the new bridge to flow directly into Poindexter Street.

That might stir up a little dust, but the commerce will be welcome in South Norfolk. Businesses would be wise to get ready. For more information on this project, visit this page on the city’s website.

Later this month, ForKids, Virginia’s largest provider of services to homeless children, will plant the “Coming Soon” sign on their property — site of the old library just east of the Gateway Building — where they will begin construction on a new $11+M headquarters building in 2018.

ForKids recognized the Community of South Norfolk as its 2017 Children’s Champion at a recent Phoenix Awards presentation. CLICK HERE to read more about ForKids’ 2017 Phoenix Awards.

The South Norfolk Civic League Board will meet this week to set their goals and expectations for 2018.

Nischelle Buffalow will be recognized Feb. 10 as the 2017 Woman of the Year by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Woman’s Division. Nischelle is a former city employee and South Norfolk native, who gave up her city job to serve others. Her last charitable event served about 400 with coats, clothes, food, and fun.

In late spring, the food truck events will begin again at Elizabeth River Park, 1400 Elizabeth River Way. These events were popular with locals, so the city and the South Norfolk Civic League will be working together again to present more of the same.

Before you know it, we’ll be getting ready for the 2018 July 4th Parade and Picnic in the Park, so be sure you follow this page and don’t miss any important news. If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll get a tweet with every new post. 🙂