City of Norfolk


Norfolk, Virginia


Work Program Architects has invested two years with the City of Norfolk to decide best ways to approach the redevelopment of the St. Paul’s area, adjacent to Downtown. After listening to residents through many working sessions, WPA and Ray Gindroz have developed and illustrated the following principles for the future development of the St. Paul’s area:

  1. Create a park system to protect from flooding and provide recreation amenities.
  2. Create a community-wide campus with educational opportunities for all ages.
  3. Restore Church Street as the heart of the community, with shops, food stores, health and medical facilities.
  4. Create pedestrian-scale connections to opportunities in the larger community.
  5. Build a pattern of neighborhood streets and blocks to create a framework for a mixed-use, mixed income community.
  6. Provide a diverse mix of residential developments, ranging from single-family and town homes to small and large scale apartments.
  7. Provide employment opportunities at the edges of the community.

In July 2018, WPA participated in a community-wide charrette for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative HUD Grant with the City of Norfolk, NRHA, The Communities Group, and the lead architect and planner, Torti Gallas + Partners. Together, we worked to advance a plan that creates a framework for new development that meets the needs of the community.

In May of 2019 , WPA organized a follow up charrette that advanced the CNI design and focused on connections to the larger St. Paul’s area, Downtown, and beyond.

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208 E. Plume Street
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
© 2019 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital