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The Plot

The Plot

The Plot is a temporary public park located in the NEON District at 776 Granby Street at the corner of Granby Street and Olney Road.

This is the second location for this unique urban recreation area that repurposes reclaimed materials in innovative ways to best utilize previously unused spaces, turning them into attractive gathering spots. The park-like space includes shipping containers used as vertical gardens and public art, a life size chess game and an area dedicated to performance art.

The Plot can also be used for organized special events, which may require a special permit. Applications can be made to the Downtown Norfolk Council six weeks in advance of the event. Guidelines for use can be found here.

Stop by, bring your lunch, meet a friend or just relax and people watch!

About the Plot

Since June 2012, The Plot has provided Downtowners and visitors with an attractive temporary space awaiting future development. The original location of The Plot was the corner of Granby Street and Main Street, and it was created with the help of hundreds of volunteers that installed donated cobblestones, planted flowers and created signs to fashion the common space, complete with an amphitheater and seating areas.

In May 2014, the original Plot was taken down because of the beginning of construction for the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center. This provided an opportunity to transform another site into an urban park for the community and The Plot was relocated to its new location in Norfolk's arts district, NEON.