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. Phase one of the project, the Ames & Brownley building (50,000 sf) on Granby Street, that includes a rooftop penthouse, central atrium, and iconic marquis, opened in May 2021. Phase two construction begins in 2023, restoring the Sears & Roebuck buildings along Freemason Street and Monticello Avenue and adding 53,000 sf to the Assembly campus.
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 broke ground in 2021 with completion expected 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 began in 2021 and is expected to be complete in 2023.
HeadWaters Resort & Casino
World-class gaming is coming to the Norfolk waterfront. HeadWaters Resort & Casino is a 300-room hotel, casino and entertainment venue from the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and Yarbrough Capital, LLC. The $500 million construction project on 13.4 acres near Harbor Park will include panoramic views of the Elizabeth River and first-class amenities and services. Gaming entertainment will be provided by 3,000 slot machines and 150 table games. W.M. Jordan and Suffolk construction companies break ground in 2022 with an estimated completion in 2024.