Olde Huntersville Plan Book

Review the adopted Plan Book (PDF)

"Creating the tools to build affordable and well-designed homes"

Plan Book

The Olde Huntersville neighborhood, together with the City and led by WPA Work Program Architects, has created a plan book for Olde Huntersville that captures and complements the architectural style of the neighborhood. The Plan Book is intended to make it easy for potential homeowners to build their dream home in the beautiful, historic Olde Huntersville neighborhood. It follows the hard work that the residents have done to write and begin to implement the Olde Huntersville Neighborhood Strategic Plan.

It is the first City of Norfolk initiative to give residents tools to make building affordable and well-designed houses on narrow lots possible without going through the rigorous and time-consuming Non-Standard Lot Review process or the Conditional Use Permit process. The Plan Book also provides opportunities for renters to become owners in the neighborhood, and makes a way for the neighborhood to grow from within. The houses shown on these pages are beautiful, customizable, market-rate homes that fit into the architectural character of the neighborhood. There are three, four, and five-bedroom plans with options for accessible bedrooms, perfect for aging-in-place.

Using the Plan Book

The Plan Book should be used by existing Olde Huntersville residents, potential homeowners interested in building and making their home in the neighborhood, and builders who are invested in contributing to the success of the beautiful, historic neighborhood of Olde Huntersville.

Once you have chosen your Plan and Elevation options from the Plan Book, head over to the City of Norfolk Planning Department located on the fifth floor of City Hall at 810 Union Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. If you’d like to call ahead to ask questions, you can reach a Planner at 757-664-4752 or Planning Department email. Once you’ve arrived at the Planning Department, let someone know you’d like to build a house from the Olde Huntersville Plan Book and give them the plan number.

They will work with you to get a full set of approved, signed and sealed plans. It’s best to have your builder/contractor fill out the permit. As the property owner, you may chose to perform the work and obtain the permit yourself but you will need to submit an affidavit accepting responsibility for all work performed under the permit.


Contact information

Paula M. Shea, AICP
Chief Planner
Email Paula Shea