Norfolk, VA: Possible Food Truck Locations Released

Courtesy City of Norfolk

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Courtesy City of Norfolk
Courtesy City of Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Food trucks could soon pop up in several locations throughout downtown Norfolk.

In a presentation Tuesday, Norfolk City Council was introduced to the several proposed locations for food trucks, as well as operating times and codes.

Currently, the city is recommending the following designated metered parking spaces be used for food trucks:

  • On Granby Street north of Brambleton Avenue – two spaces
  • At the intersection of Granby and Freemason Street – two spaces
  • Plume Street at MacArthur Square – one space
  • Bank Street near MacArthur Square – one space
  • Plume Street Fountain Park

If the food truck ordinance were to pass, pushcarts would be approved to use on sidewalk locations, the specifics of which have not been released.

The city is recommending food trucks operate between 8 a.m. and midnight Sundays, 6 a.m. and midnight Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday evenings and 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturdays.

Vendors would be required to work daily from a “commissary” where they would store food and be inspected by Fire Marshals and the Health Department.

The city has planned a special event at MacArthur Square this month to promote the trucks and will be scheduling an ordinance for an April city council meeting.