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Dividing Lines: How Norfolk remains deeply segregated, in 8 maps

Dividing Lines: How Norfolk remains deeply segregated, in 8 maps

NORFOLK — Norfolk’s segregation isn’t hard to see. The city is close to half Black and half white, according to the most recent Census data. But there aren’t a lot of neighborhoods where you see that kind of split. By and large, there are Black neighborhoods and there are white neighborhoods, especially in the older core of Norfolk. Decisions made 60, 80 or 100 years ago segregated neighborhoods by race and deprived Black residents of economic and educational resources afforded to those in white neighborhoods. Advertisement Many Black residents were left trapped in crumbling communities...

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A casino in a tent? Norfolk zoning rules could allow it.

A casino in a tent? Norfolk zoning rules could allow it.

NORFOLK — Voters already have started deciding whether to approve a new waterfront casino downtown. If approved, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and its partners expect to start construction on the lot next to Harbor Park in 2021 and wrap up sometime in 2023. Advertisement But in the meantime, could the tribe host gambling on the lot — perhaps in a tent or trailer — even as the $500 million project is going up? That was a question raised by one Norfolk planning commissioner earlier this month, during a discussion about adding a new designation for casinos in the city’s zoning ordinance....

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