River Point District in downtown Norfolk

River Point District

Welcome to the River Point District in downtown Norfolk. Whether you are looking for living, shopping, dining, entertainment, or services, the River Point District has something unique to offer.

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  • November 29, 2023
    City of Norfolk Awarded Grant Funding

    The City of Norfolk was recently awarded $435,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist with commercial rehabilitation activities in downtown Norfolk in the form of façade improvements through the Nebraska Department of Economic… Read More

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The City of Norfolk works alongside the Offstreet Vehicle Parking District (VPD) #1, a special taxing district encompassing the downtown Norfolk area. The VPD was created for the purpose of providing and maintaining off-street parking lots for employees customers of the downtown businesses, promoting the downtown district through various marketing and events, and encouraging beautification throughout the district.

Recent investments include River Point Square, a centrally located community gathering place at 3rd & Norfolk Avenue in downtown Norfolk. This park adds another dimension to our growing and evolving downtown by providing a gathering space that can be used for markets and festivals.

The City of Norfolk is also working alongside state and local partners on the North Fork Development Project. This project is comprised of three main attributes including the North Fork River restoration with white water rapid integration, Johnson Park revitalization efforts to include an amphitheater and new playground equipment, and the First Street Bridge replacement and roundabout integration which includes an underpass trail. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

The City of Norfolk recently completed the restructuring and beautification of Braasch Avenue from First Street to Fifth Street. The improvements to Braasch Avenue enhance the connectivity from downtown Norfolk to the North Fork River and Johnson Park, provide extensive landscaping to provide a cohesive sense of beauty for the area, and ensure that the street will equitably serve the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobiles. This project was completed with the assistance of a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

In 2019, the City of Norfolk worked alongside the business community to create and adopt code that allows outdoor patio seating on public walkways within the downtown district. Today, restaurant and tap room customers spill onto the street front, adding to the dynamic and lively atmosphere has been cultivated throughout the entire downtown.

We invite to you visit downtown Norfolk soon!