We got an update on Waterside–remember that ole thing?–this morning from Baltimore’s Cordish Companies.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from them. We sat down with Reed Cordish some months ago for this column: Can new Waterside lead an Elizabeth River revival?
Here is the full update from Cordish:
The Cordish Companies and the City of Norfolk mark a major milestone in the evolution of Waterside when crews begin demolition on the exterior of Waterside District next week.
The annex building that was added to the project in the 1990’s will be demolished, returning the building to its original footprint. The remaining multi-use lot will create a future site for an expansion of the Waterside District.
Crews have been preparing for the exterior work since the groundbreaking when the interior walls and ceilings were removed inside the 30-year-old building.
Waterside District is an integral part of Norfolk’s urban waterfront.
The Cordish Companies will welcome a whole new generation to Waterside District when Norfolk’s newest family-friendly destination opens in Spring 2017. The new Waterside District will be a crown jewel in Virginia’s authentic, urban waterfront district that stretches from Fort Norfolk to Harbor Park.
The revitalization of the historic Waterside building fits into the landscape of downtown Norfolk – a walkable, livable, vibrant community. The Cordish Companies announced Starr Hill earlier this year. More exciting local and national announcements to come soon.