Downtown Norfolk Construction Planning
The Downtown Norfolk Council works closely with the City to gather information on road and sidewalk construction that may impact our Downtown community and visitors. The most active construction projects with advisories can be found on our Street Smarts page with additional safety information.
We also invite you to take advantage of our Snap Map, an interactive map providing up-to-date information on street, sidewalk and lane closures associated with construction. The map also provides information on where to park, in addition to information about street-level business in the Downtown area and much more.
On the Horizon:
Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk's world class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will be a regional destination for the very best in entertainment and dining. A $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk's iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts in an atmosphere that melds the energetic city and beautiful waterfront. Being developed by The Cordish Company of Baltimore, MD, the refurbished complex is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The Main is a world-class, $147 million, mixed-use entertainment, meeting, dining and hotel destination at the corner of Main Street and Granby Street. Currently under construction by developer Gold Key | PHR, The Main will bring a 41,000 square foot conference center called The Exchange to Downtown, as well as 300 luxury Hilton hotel rooms. Visitors entering a vast glass-walled lobby can dine at seafood restaurant Saltine or take the escalator up to the second floor to lounge at wine and piano bar Varia. For a more casual experience, Grain's roof garden on the fifth floor will offer an exclusive bar and spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. The Main is scheduled to open the first quarter of 2017.
One and Two Commercial Place office buildings are being transformed by Marathon Development into CityWalk, a residential and office mixed-use development encompassing 5.5 acres across three historic city blocks. The former 24-story Bank of America building will become the Icon at CityWalk, a 275 unit, luxury residence. The adjacent building will be converted into the Atlantic, 286,000 square feet of Class A office space with state of the art facilities and an attached 7-story parking garage. The Atlantic will be move in ready in 2016 with the Icon following in 2017.