If you live in Ocean View, you’ll “definitely want to attend” this upcoming review of proposed changes to zoning ordinances in the neighborhood, according to Jeremy Sharp, principal planner for the city.
“We’re proposing a whole new zoning district for much of Ocean View that would give property owners an opportunity to build a little bit bigger or denser in exchange for stricter form and design controls,” said Sharp. “We’re hoping that might provide an incentive for the owners of some of the poorer-performing properties to invest and re-develop. We’ll have some other things to cover as well, but that is the big one.”
The meeting will take place Thursday, July 13th, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Ocean View Community Center (9520 20th Bay Street).
This is part of a larger process of re-visiting Norfolk’s Zoning Ordinance. A complete draft ordinance is now available for public review and input on the project website, ZoneNorfolk.com. What you will find at the site is a draft document; it is expected that it will be amended to address feedback at meetings like the one slated to happen in Ocean View.
If you would like to learn more about the zoning re-write process, check out this video: