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Apr 23

The Ohio Creek Watershed Project: Spring 2020 Updates

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 11:52 AM by Stephanie Daniel

Spring 2020 Project Updates
Norfolk was awarded a $112 million federal grant from the National Disaster Resilience Competition for the Ohio Creek Watershed Project. The project is implementing various landscape and hardscape options to reduce flooding, improve public access to the waterway, and improve connections to the rest of the city. The Ohio Creek Watershed Project focus area is in the Historic Chesterfield Heights and Grandy Village neighborhoods. The project is currently under construction and the City is working swiftly to advance the project. Current efforts include road improvements, water and sewer installation, roadway grading, and the two pump stations.

Ohio Creek Watershed Project Construction Spring 2020

Groundbreaking Ceremony
 In February of 2020, the City of Norfolk
hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ohio Creek Watershed Project in the Grandy Village Recreation Center. With more than 100 people were in attendance, the ceremony featured remarks from representatives from the City of Norfolk to include the Mayor of the City, Dr. Kenneth Cooper Alexander, the State of Virginia to include Governor Ralph S. Northam, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and local civic leagues. All speakers highlighted the resilience and dedicated community efforts put forth by the residents of Grandy Village and Chesterfield Heights. Following the remarks, attendees gathered outside to witness the official groundbreaking. Resilience, dedication, and community were continually celebrated throughout the ceremony.

Ohio Creek Watershed Project Groundbreaking February 2020

New Project Website
To view current updates and learn more about the project, please visit the Ohio Creek Watershed Project website. This website features the current construction schedule and project updates so you can stay informed throughout the three-year project. Check out the new website and updates at! For more information contact the Office of Resilience at