Sunday, November 27, 2022

Norfolk is going even greener with this new infrastructure plan

NORFOLK — A new strategic approach, the Green Infrastructure Plan, will be helping this city go greener and cleaner.

It was approved by Norfolk City Council on July 10. The plan aims to improve the shoreline, focus on Norfolk’s existing planted tree canopy, and more.

It’s going to focus solely on two fundamental themes: Land and water, according to a news release from the city.

The Green Infrastructure Plan will focus on increasing the amount of constructed and natural green infrastructure by guaranteeing adequate open space and enlarging the tree canopy.

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Water improvements include prioritizing wetland restorations at 46th Street and Colley Bay.

According to the city, the Green Infrastructure Plan has been in development for the past two years, funded by a total grant of $4.6 million, which was received in 2015 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Fish and Wildlife Service.

The money will also go toward eight neighborhood shoreline projects.

Residents can expect to see work along the Villa Circle and Beach Avenue.

Click here to read the full Green Infrastructure Plan.

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