Norfolk Council approves downtown site for new bus transfer station

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by Philip Townend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 8 at 7:50 AM

NORFOLK---Norfolk City Council agreed with city planners that the Downtown Plaza near St. Paul's Boulevard is the best location for a new bus transfer station.

Council voted to make the move at Tuesday night's council meeting.

Planners said it was  the cheapest and quickest option  to move the station from Cedar Grove.
 
Neighbors near the site, however, were worried about an increase in crime and a drop in property values with the move to the Downtown Plaza.
 
"Here we thought we were moving forward, but that seems like a major step back," said Norfolk resident Karen Carter.
 
Some council members prefer a location at Harbor Park, but planners say that would cost upwards of $20 million, compared to the $4 million already budgeted for the Downtown Plaza site.

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