Jeremy Sharp, AICP, Zoning Administrator, City of Norfolk
and Peter Johnston, Lead Urban Designer, Work Program Architects
This program will explore the purpose and requirements of Norfolk’s Commercial and Mixed-Use Pattern Book. The Book has been created for developers to make the development process more predictable. The Book is to be used as a companion piece to the new zoning ordinance and includes a checklist for new project development.
Venue Slover Library 235 E Plume Street Community Engagement Room: 6th Floor Norfolk, VA 23510
WPA is excited to be collaborating with the town of Herndon, VA to update their Heritage Preservation District Guidelines.
The WPA + Commonwealth Preservation Group Team held the first Public Outreach Meeting in Herndon on October 19th and 20th. The team met with the Historic Preservation District business owners, city officials and residents to give an overview of the process for developing updated guidelines and to hear suggestions and ideas for these revisions.
Sometimes we are so focused on our own practices and communities that we don’t stop to think that there may be worthwhile messages to share with others.
Practitioners who traveled to CNU 26: Savannah (Congress of the New Urbanism) in May learned about Norfolk’s Vision 2100. A multi-disciplinary team led and in-depth discussion on efforts to address sea-level rise and resilience to protect the city’s sweeping tidal landscape from recurrent flooding. The Ohio creek Watershed project, funded by a grant as a result of the National Disaster Resilience Competition, was featured. Presenters included Stephanie Bothwell, Urban and Landscape Design, Washington, D.C., Ann P. Stokes, Ann P. Stokes Landscape Architects, Norfolk, and WPA’s Mel Price.
WPA then headed to New York City for the AIA National Convention, June 21-23. WPA helped make eight videos for the Small Firm Exchange, dealing with such issues as attracting and retaining talent.
400 Granby Street • Suite 301 • Norfolk, VA 23510 • Studio: (757) 227-5310