NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Moton Circle Apartments in Norfolk were demolished on Wednesday to make way for further broadening of the Broad Creek community.
The 58-year-old development on Jamaica Avenue was determined obsolete and not suitable for people to live in, according to a news release from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA).
In its place, the city will build affordable units for people of mixed incomes.
"It's not about buildings. It's the people. It's about giving them opportunity for self sufficiency. It's about giving them opportunity to rise up and move on," said Shepp Miller with NRHA.
The new building will have up to 130 units.
After giving money to a landowner for a new construction project, VDOT says the amount it paid wasn't right. They are now asking a Virginia Beach couple to cough up $160,000.
Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe spent part of Wednesday in Hampton Roads, talking about the future of the region.
A man is facing attempted abduction charges after police said he tried to grab two juvenile girls and exposed himself.