How We Serve the Downtown Community

1. Attract Businesses that Accommodate Residential Needs- by focusing on a grocery store- by implementing the 2030 Plan for MacArthur Center and attracting neighborhood big-box retail (i.e. Target with a grocery store), medical services (UrgentCare), pet services (grooming/boarding, veterinarian, inclement weather indoor dog play area with extended evening hours), hardware store (subset ofTaylors/Lowes/Home Depot with rental tools), dry cleaner, farmer's market, and more green space. 

2.  Make Living Downtown Safe - By supporting Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi in his attempt to ensure a safer pedestrian experience for residents and visitors of Downtown Norfolk. Our district, known for its restaurants, entertainment venues, workplaces, museums, and frequented by cruise passengers, attracts people for its pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. Sometimes, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) or off-road motorcycles operating recklessly on Granby Street and at times, on sidewalks, can deter from the pedestrian nature of the downtown area at best, and at worst, may be a safety concern for some residents and visitors. We encourage our members to sign the petition to support the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's proposed legislation to make Downtown Norfolk a safer and quieter place for everyone.

3. Make Downtown Living Desirable - by enforcing laws for noise issue; for loading zone violations; for parking violations- by adding a loading zone in front of residential buildings that don't already have one- by continuing to keep our alleys clean and removing graffiti- by removing the litter along sidewalks, medians, alleys, etc.- by keeping the business fronts repaired and freshly painted- by implementing the NEON Streetscape Project            

4. Improve Downtown Outdoor Walking/Dining Experience - by maintaining the increased police presence late-night on Granby- by enforcing laws to slow down traffic on Granby  - by enforcing laws for scooter/ebike riding on sidewalks along Granby - by managing scooter/ebike litter - by closing businesses that continue to violate the rules of theirConditional Use Permit- by installing a traffic signaling system for pedestrians to safely cross Boush atBrooke- by replacing/repairing missing/damaged bricks on our sidewalks- by cleaning sidewalks regularly and more often near the alleyways 

5. Improve Downtown Driving and Visibility - by addressing the section of Freemason between Boush and Granby (proposal provided toTransit)- by addressing the intersections at Granby & Freemason and Granby & Tazewell- by repairing the big pothole on Tazewell between Boush and Granby