South Hampton Roads Legislation
Chesapeake – Belharbour Station at SoNo, a proposed mixed use development containing 350 condos, 230 apartments and 150,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, received the approval of the city’s Planning Commission this week. The project will require City Council approval later this month or early next month. If approved, Belharbour Station at SoNo will be developed on a piece of property on the Elizabeth River near I-464 and the Norfolk city line.
Norfolk – The city has released detailed information regarding their real estate tax relief program. Details are available at http://www.norfolk.gov/ on the main page. Also, City Council has elected Councilman Paul Riddick as the city’s new Vice Mayor.
Suffolk – Suffolk City Council fired their City Manager, Steve Herbert, this week. City Council appointed Assistant City Manager of Operations Jim Vacalis the interim city manager pending a national search.
Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach became the first locality in south Hampton Roads to move its City Council elections from May to November. Therefore, the May 2008 elections will now be held in November 2008.
Virginia Real Estate Board – The Real Estate Board has officially updated the real estate disclosure and disclaimer statements to reflect changes made during the 2006 General Assembly Session and will post the new versions on their website in the next few days.
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