New Development to Mean New Options, Jobs for Norfolk

NORFOLK – Developers say dozens of new jobs and new development are on the horizon for a busy Norfolk intersection.

The Norfolk City Council Monday approved a redevelopment plan with an Omaha-based real estate firm. The plan calls for the use of tax increment financing for Access Commercial to redevelop the northwest corner of the intersection of 13th Street and Omaha Avenue, with plans for two medical offices and a new restaurant part of the design.

City officials say Monday’s approval brings the project one step closer to reality.

“It’s a pretty straight-forward plan,” said city economic development director Andy Colvin. “I believe the redevelopers next step is to look at putting a redevelopment agreement together which would then go to the Community Development Agency for approval.”

Officials at Access Commercial have not commented on the record about what specifically will be put in, but an online listing shows plans for a Rsising Cane’s restaurant, as well as an Aspen Dental office and a Med Express.

Documents submitted to the city estimate an addition of almost 40 permanent jobs once the new businesses open.

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