Downtown Norfolk Construction Updates
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.
The information we gather is promptly shared through our Street Smart Traffic Alerts.
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:
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery
201 Granby Street
The Glass Light is a historic reuse of the famed Royster Building, constructed in 1912 as one of Norfolk’s first mid-rise buildings. The premier 117-room hotel is a part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, with a unique glass art theme and on site art gallery. Slated to open in 2019, the $27 million investment property sits in the heart of Downtown at the corner of Granby Street and City Hall Avenue.
TCC Center for Visual & Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
701 Monticello Avenue
Tidewater Community College will relocate its Visual Arts Center into Norfolk’s NEON District. The college is redeveloping the site of the Greyhound bus station on the corner of West Brambleton and Monticello Avenues to establish a hospitality and restaurant management school, as well as the culinary arts program. The three entities together will create the 47,000-square-foot, two-story Patricia & Douglas Perry TCC Center for Visual & Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Additionally, Glass Wheel Studio on Olney Road will become the newly named TCC Patricia and Douglas Perry Glass Wheel Arts Center @ NEON, home to the glassblowing program, glass-fusing program, ceramics, sculpture and public exhibition space. Planned for completion in 2021.