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:

400 Granby Street
Assembly is a historic adaptive reuse project, which will restore three buildings to their original beauty while giving them new life as a modern office and community hub, all connected together inside. Assembly is purpose-built to host a curated community of like-minded professionals, leading creative and technology companies, aspiring startups, and talented freelancers all sharing energy, inspiration, and resources. The towering ceilings, massive windows, and original architectural details will all be rediscovered in the construction process. The project will be completed in two phases: first, the Ames & Brownley building (50,000 sf) on Granby Street, including a rooftop penthouse, central atrium, and iconic marquis. In phase two, the Sears buildings (53,000 sf) along Freemason Street and Monticello Avenue will be completed. Opening in May 2021.

Gravity 400
400 Waterside Drive
The sister development to the Icon residential tower, Gravity 400 is a six-story luxury building along Waterside Drive. The first of two large multifamily complexes from Marathon Development, Gravity is expected to break ground in 2021 with completion in 2023. The 273-unit building features extensive amenities and greenspace for residents in a prime downtown corridor close to the waterfront, Elizabeth River Trail and Main Street shops and businesses. Estimated at $50 million, the development will activate one of the central gateways into Downtown Norfolk.

Fusion @ NEON
225 W. Olney Road
Fusion @ NEON is a five-story residential complex with ground floor parking, walk-up townhouse-style apartments and coworking space on the first floor and one, two and three bedroom apartments on floors two through five. The multifamily dwelling is at the crossroads of the NEON District, a block from Granby Street and steps away from cultural institutions Chrysler Museum of Art and d'Art Center. A $50 million investment by Marathon Development, construction is slated to begin 2021 and complete in 2023.