Resilience

Daylighted Creek PhotoNorfolk’s future lies in the city’s ability to re-imagine what it will look like to live on the coast over the next 100 years. The need to better manage the floodwaters that devastate the community is the driving force behind the redevelopment. The crown jewel of the re-imagined St. Paul’s Area is the transformation of low-lying areas that currently flood. These areas will become a water eco-center comprised of great parks, green spaces and will also serve as a dynamic living laboratory to provide research, educational and recreational opportunities for Norfolk residents, the region and the world.

The transformed St. Paul’s community will be a resilient community comprised of:

  •  A resilient park system
  • Connectivity
  • Housing outside the floodplain
  • Honoring the culture of the communityPhoto of emerald bracelet