Award-winning Broad Creek development to hold citizen input sessions

For More Information: 

Kelly R. Williams
kwilliams@nrha.us
757.314.1645

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 02/05/2007

Norfolk, VA (February 5, 2007) – Do you live in or have an interest in Broad Creek? If so, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) invites you to attend a Northside Planning Workshop, scheduled over three consecutive days and evenings, February 5-7. The sessions will offer Broad Creek residents and other interested citizens the opportunity to hear updates on the progress of the final Northside phase, and future plans for this award-winning neighborhood. This is your opportunity to voice your comments and concerns directly to NRHA as well as city officials.

Broad Creek, which made its debut at Homearama 2005, takes pride in being the region's first mixed-use, mixed-income community. The development was recognized nationally in 2006 by the National Association of Homebuilders with an Award of Excellence, in partnership with the Tidewater Builders Association. It continues to set the standard for well-designed homes in an array of price ranges. A recent Inside Business editorial said, “All projects should be developed like Broad Creek with the housing for lower income residents alongside those of the wealthy.”

The last development phase located to the north of Princess Anne Road will include homeownership opportunities ranging from higher-end to lower/moderately priced units. Size, density, product type and price ranges will be examined during the planning workshop. Representatives from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) and Cox, Kliewer & Company – the firms selected as planning/design consultants will be on hand at the workshop sessions.

Workshop location and schedule:

Where:

Dreamkeepers Academy
2600 East Princess Anne Road
Norfolk, VA

Monday, February 5, 2007
General Planning Overview
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Input sessions
7 – 9 p.m.  Presentation to Broad Creek Civic Leaders

Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Development of Alternatives 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Input sessions 7 – 9 p.m.
Preliminary presentation of findings

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Preferred Alternatives 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Input sessions 7 – 9 p.m.

Final presentation For more information, call 757-553-0706.

About NRHA: 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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