Norfolk to receive $19 million in federal funding

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The city is receiving $19 million in federal funds to help build up different neighborhoods.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says Norfolk can use the money for projects designed to create jobs.

The funding will focus investments in 13 priority development areas including Broad Creek, Central Business Park, Church Street Triangle, Downtown, East Ocean View, Fort Norfolk, Hampton Boulevard, Little Creek, Military Circle, Newtown Road, Saint Paul’s Southside, Tidewater Drive South and Wards Corner, according to the City’s application to HUD.

Six priority commercial districts, Berkley South, Chelsea, Downtown Arts Area, Five Points, Ocean View Avenue and Park Place/35th Street will also be targeted.

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