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I dont want to seem stupid, for asking after so long but are there any actual plans to expand the courthouse yet? That patch of grass has been sitting there giving the centre of our city some farmland. A city like Norfolk should never have fresh grass like that unless it was a valuable park but that grass is far from valuable or even needed. I bet developers would flock to that land to build something if the fed would open it up.

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19 minutes ago, Norf Native said:

I hope the city is actively trying to get that land back.  The piles are already driven so maybe Granby Tower can resume at some point (I know, that's wishful thinking).

Oh they never took them out?

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5 hours ago, Norf Native said:

They were not removed.  They are under all that grass.

Now thats great news.

How ever what do you guys think? Should Norfolk try to buy back the land or trade out the land? And if they ever do should it be split into two development sites or stay one single site.

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I think the Federal Government should build a new, modern, secure courthouse on the Granby Tower site. Seems a better option that trying to retrofit/upgrade the existing courthouse. If they do and it meets their current requirements they should sell the land the current courthouse is on for development.

 

If they just sit on it I would love to see it become a real park of some sort.

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13 hours ago, carolinaboy said:

I think the Federal Government should build a new, modern, secure courthouse on the Granby Tower site. Seems a better option that trying to retrofit/upgrade the existing courthouse. If they do and it meets their current requirements they should sell the land the current courthouse is on for development.

 

If they just sit on it I would love to see it become a real park of some sort.

That is a nationally listed building.  That building is not going anywhere.  It might be a candidate for an office or mixed-use conversion at some point, but it’s not getting torn down.
 

https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildings/walter-e-hoffman-us-courthouse-norfolk-va

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_E._Hoffman_United_States_Courthouse

 

 

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10 hours ago, baobabs727 said:

That is a nationally listed building.  That building is not going anywhere.  It might be a candidate for an office or mixed-use conversion at some point, but it’s not getting torn down.
 

https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildings/walter-e-hoffman-us-courthouse-norfolk-va

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_E._Hoffman_United_States_Courthouse

 

 

Thanks for the information.

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