NORFOLK, Va. - City council members voted Tuesday night to support a plan to start the process of demolishing three public housing projects.
The proposal passed 7-1.
The plan would require demolishing Tidewater Gardens, Young Terrace, and Calvert Square, according to the city council agenda. Those neighborhoods contain about 1700 units. In its place, mixed-income housing would be built.
Now that it has been approved, city staff members will be directed to work with families and residents on a case-by-case basis to determine their best options.
The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority says the neighborhoods are very old and suffer from flooding.