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Old Today, 09:02 AM
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Originally Posted by AlexandriaVa11 View Post
Here's an article from 2012 that speaks to this issue:

But the area IS unattractive because of flooding. So I don't know what the assistant city manager was on about. There are LOCALS here that do not want to live in Norfolk because of the flooding. The people that Norfolk is attractive to are indifferent to the flooding and old timers that never left the city because so many generations have been here. No different than people in Florida that refuse to leave when the hurricanes come through.

And they should demolish Spartan Village. That area isn't that great to begin with. Doubtful that Norfolk State would move but the newer buildings on that campus are getting higher and higher. It makes you wonder. If anything the city would rather buy out Spartan Village and turn it into a lake if that will save NSU than to do anything to help out the citizens there.

That is the problem with Norfolk. They need to get ahead of this flooding issue before it figures things out for them. Like I said earlier, large swaths of Norfolk need to be returned to whatever swamp or wetlands the city was hundreds of years ago and the city needs to build around it. If people want homes, they can do so towards the CENTER of the city, like Little Creek or something and allow downtown and Ocean View to return to what it once was. They allow all of these homes out in Ocean View and those should be apartments down there because those homes get flooded out routinely, twice a year. The stilts are good but even those need to be replaced from time to time.

Flooding is more than just hurricane season. It is sinkholes, infrastructure damage, etc.
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