NORFOLK, Va. — The City of Norfolk unveiled its new "vision" for a two-phase redevelopment plan that will replace where the former Greenies used to stand in Ocean View.
The restaurant -- once located at 196 W. Ocean View Avenue -- was a popular go-to place for locals until the city purchased it in 2018.
The building was demolished and plans are in place for phase 1 to bring that area back to public use with a new beach access point and parking lot.
In addition, phase 1 will also:
- establish a dune line to provide coastal protection and reduce flooding
- extend the walkway at Ocean View Park and make it ADA accessible
- a space for food trucks will be added connecting to the new parking lot
- a proposed turf area will be installed that can be programmed later (if desired by the community)
Phase 2 is divided into two options. The reason why it has two options is to give flexibility to the community for future needs in that area, the city said.
This plan would be built to the west of 1st View Street and build off the redevelopment established in phase 1.
Phase 2, option 1: a one-story waterfront restaurant with outdoor and rooftop dining.
Phase 2, option 2: A waterfront restaurant with outdoor dining but with a bigger footprint.
The city would still like to hear from residents on these proposed plans.
If you would like to provide feedback, contact the Department of City Planning at 757-664-4752 or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.