NFK Resilient City

Norfolk Resilient City

Our collective goal is not only to reduce risks, but also to innovate and transform our city in a systemic and holistic way, embracing new ways of thinking and managing and thriving amid conditions that require continuous innovation.

Sep 09

The Office of Resilience in the News/Videos

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 11:25 AM by Stephanie Daniel

Over the past few months, the Office of Resilience has been very busy working diligently on projects throughout the City to make Norfolk more resilient. To learn more about our projects, check out the videos and news stories below!


Ohio Creek Project/Sea Level Rise: https://www.verifythis.com/article/news/verify/environment-verify/rising-sea-levels-united-states-coast/536-e0d7b201-5b16-4348-8299-57345a851bdc

Retain Your Rain Mini Grant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouPqf9DEax0

Tide Sensors in Tidewater Gardens: https://youtu.be/lXieZrzOyEc

Brownfield Initiative: Water Street Open Space: https://twitter.com/NorfolkVA/status/1400896310245531648?s=20  

Jul 28

Water Street Open Space: Construction Progress

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 11:05 AM by Stephanie Daniel

Construction has started on Water Street Open Space! 

The interim use space is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2021.  

This collaborative effort among City departments will yield a new view for visitors and residents as they visit the Harbor Park area. 

Check back for more progress as we continue to make the City of Norfolk more resilient!

Water Street Open Space 2 June 2021 ConstructionWater Street Open July 2021 Construction

Water Street Open Space July 2021 Construction

City funds in addition to a $500,000 grant from the Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and funding from the Environmental Protection Agency covers the cost of the $1 million project and provides funding for the environmental analysis, design and construction. The project will feature an open space design, stormwater amenities, environmental capping of the site, and new native plantings.

Jul 13

Retain Your Rain Throughout the City

Posted on July 13, 2021 at 11:57 AM by Margaret Epes

Norfolk citizens are using Retain Your Rain Projects to contribute to a more resilient city, and the Retain Your Rain Mini-Grant can help!

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