Denby Park property purchase completes revitalization plan

Photo credit: City of Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The city of Norfolk says it’s bought the last seven properties as part of a revitalization plan in the Denby Park neighborhood.

Mayor Paul Fraim and city council members celebrated the final purchase Tuesday.

The final acquisition involves seven properties with 88 vacant apartments along San Antonio Boulevard, surrounding the Kaboom playground and West Glen Road.

In August 2011, the City acquired 68 apartment. These units were demolished in April 2012. In January 2013, the City purchased seven properties located in the 300 blocks of Fort Worth Avenue and East Little Creek Road. The agreements included the acquisition of 37 apartments on seven properties.

Fraim says part of the money for the last acquisition came from a federal grant aimed at reducing gun violence. Other money came from the attorney general’s office.

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