Signature Development Sought Along Norfolk, VA Chesapeake Bay Front

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2008

Norfolk, VA (March 7, 2008) – Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) invites successful residential/mixed-use developers to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the opportunity to purchase assembled parcels totaling 3.67 acres, and create a signature development along the Norfolk, Virginia Chesapeake Bay front known as Ocean View.

As the nation’s largest estuary, the Bay offers unmatched leisure and recreational opportunities. Just outside the Ocean View neighborhood lie

Norfolk ’s amenities as the business and cultural center of the Hampton Roads region (1.6 million population).

This project would continue Ocean View’s remarkable resurgence where developable land is scarce and complement the traditional, as well as new housing stock and amenities built over the last decade.

An example of current Ocean View real estate activity is

East Beach a 100 acre development on the Chesapeake Bay . This traditional neighborhood development is fashioned after classic Southeastern seaboard coastal villages. The $400 million development includes 700 residences, neighborhood restaurants, boutique shops as well as marina and offices.

The neighborhood was home to the 2005 Coastal Living Idea House.

East Beach was named one of the nation’s top restored beaches in 2007.


Beach sales are outperforming the regional and national markets. Project build-out will be two years ahead of schedule. Other residential projects underway in Ocean View include the Bay Village Condominiums, a $15 million, five-story project.

Prospective developers should maximize the highest and best use of the offered site to further strengthen the vibrant residential environment in Ocean View.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to develop a mixed-use property in a desirable, up-and-coming waterfront location,” states Jim Gehman, NRHA Assistant Executive Director.

A pre-submission conference will be held on April 18, 2008.  For more information about the conference or to RSVP, please contact Gayle Blackstone at (757) 533-4688.

For more information, click here or for a hard copy of the RFQ, call (757) 533-4688 or (757) 314-1603.

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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