Grant will help redevelop, connect areas in Norfolk

Norfolk getting $200,000 grant from EPA

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk will get money to help redevelop portions of the city that sit along its waterfront and the downtown area.

A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help city staff members assess brownfield sites, which are former industrial sites that could contain hazardous substances or pollutants.

At one time, the locations had metal foundries, machine shops, rail yards, and steel facilities.

The city would focus on the planning and design of the Newton's Creek Watershed. That area includes Harbor Park and runs between Saint Paul's Boulevard, Tidewater Drive, and north into Huntersville. 

On Tuesday night, the city will accept the $200,000 grant which will help study those areas and improve connectivity, with the ultimate goal of revitalizing them.

City spokeswoman Lori Crouch said the city would not have to match the $200,000. 

Norfolk brownfields site cleanup grant

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