Neighborhood Notes & Updates

Good Afternoon!

A couple of important announcements for you: If you planned on attending the Granby Street Bike Lane conversation, the meeting will be rescheduled to a later date.  The NBN Spring schedule has been released and we still have grant money that’s available to civic leagues! As always, please share this edition of Your Neighborhood Notes with your community and neighbors.

  • Granby Street Bike Lane Community Meeting Will Be RESCHEDULED The community meeting scheduled on February 11th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Pretlow Library to review the Granby Street Bike Lane project is canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Little Creek Business Association is Getting Off the Ground!  Interested in being a part of the NEW Little Creek Business Association? Plan to attend the first meeting that will kick off the initiative to create the association aimed at representing businesses along the Little Creek corridor. Bayview Community Pharmacy, 1846 E. Little Creek Rd.  Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8 am.   RSVP to See the attached postcard for more info and please share!
  • Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN) Academy. Attached is our Spring 2019 NBN Academy Schedule – this year’s theme is based off Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood theme “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The first class, “Working with Different Personalities” is on February 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church (2401 Ludlow Street). Come out and participate in these FREE leadership classes for residents. For the remainder of the courses, please see the attached schedule.
  • Block-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program Applications Deadline is March 1st! Thinking of a community project and in need of some money to make it happen? Apply for a grant and get those Spring/Summer projects done! Through the provision of matching grants, civic leagues/neighborhood organizations can receive up to $2500 to undertake a neighborhood improvement project. Applicants must match funding to at least 50% of the amount granted by the city. Eligible matches may be cash, quantifiable in-kind contributions, and volunteer time. Have a smaller project that just needs a little help? The city now has a mini Block-by-Block Grant. This is a full grant that provides up to $500 to a civic league or organization to fund a project or event that meets the program guidelines and requirements. A W-9 form must also be completed.  For more information, call 757-664-6770 or


Block By Block Grant Application Packet

Mini Grant Fillable form

Matching Grant Fillable form

  • Norfolk Emerging Leaders Summer Program. The Norfolk Emerging Leaders summer program is now accepting applications. This is a great opportunity for Norfolk youth to be involved in the City and have a tremendous learning and working experience over the summer. Know a teen that may benefit from the NEL program?  Make sure they apply!

ü  NEL – Executive Intern (must be a Norfolk resident and have attained at least a “junior-level” status while currently in attendance at a four-year college or university to apply; application deadline: February 15th

ü  NEL Lead Counselor (Norfolk residency not required; must have completed at least sophomore year in college; application deadline: February 15th

ü  Norfolk Emerging Leader (Norfolk residency not required; 16-19 year old’s may apply; application deadline: March 8th)

  • Norfolk Police Department Security Survey. The Norfolk Police Department is offering free security surveys for Norfolk residents and business owners to help protect their property and learn what steps residents and businesses can take to improve their security. Please see the attached NPD Security Survey sheets (front and back).

Also, make sure you protect your vehicles.  Although the temperatures are getting a little warmer, our Community Resource Officers stress to not keep your cars running and to always lock your doors.

  • The Attucks Theatre is Celebrating Its 100th Year.  This Friday, February 8th, there will be a free documentary screening of “The Historic Attucks Theatre:  The Apollo of the South”. See the attached flyer for more information.  Join the Attucks Theatre as they celebrate this historic achievement all year long.  Here’s a link to the events
  • Meet the Daughter of NASA “Hidden Figure” Katherine Johnson at Nauticus.  In celebration of Black History Month, take part in “And Still I Rise” and meet the daughter of Katherine Johnson—the gifted African-American NASA mathematician and computer scientist highlighted in the movie Hidden Figures.
    Katherine Goble Moore—who will share her mother’s story—will be among the day’s speakers, along with representatives from Hampton University, Roots for A-Stem and more. All programming throughout the day will focus on African-American leaders in the history, military, and science fields.  Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Discounted Admission for Locals.  Visit Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin between January 18 and February 28, and enjoy a special, limited-time offer!
    Residents with a 757 area code pay only $7.57 (plus tax) per adult or child, less than half the price of regular admission. In addition, family memberships are only $75.70! Proof of residency is required. No other discounts apply.


Yours in Service,


Ryan “Nikki” Southall

Neighborhood Development Specialist

Department of Neighborhood Development

401 Monticello Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23510

757-823-4217 office| 757-364-4172 cell

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