Could this project finally be coming to fruition? According to the huge drape over the building signifying construction (and the agenda for this week’s Architectural Review Meeting), it appears so.
The design plans for the Savoy (aka “The Leaning Tower of Granby”) have been released. According the plans, the interior of the building had been almost entirely gutted by the previous owner to reduce the load on the building. So you’d expect some structural improvements to be made. The apartment building will include ground-floor retail.
Going with the two-fer today with video and photos of this great-looking project. Get a load of a video here.
The state-of-the-art library is being built next to the Seaboard Building and connects via glass atrium to the Selden Arcade. The use of sculptures and natural light as art will be one of the key features of the atrium.
The library will provide approximately 70,000 additional square feet than the last one for meeting rooms and a technology center. The completion date is set for this December.
The design plans for the planned apartment complex along the Monticello Corridor have been released.
Arlington-based Concord Eastridge Real Estate Development would purchase the property and raze the former HRT office building and build 300,00 square feet of residential and retail space. The complex would include five stories containing 207 apartments above 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail. The developer said retail could include a convenience store or coffee shop. A five-story parking garage would also be included in the project.
Construction is expected to begin within the next 18 months.
It appears the site prep work is in process and pilings are being driven on the plot of land that will become “The Hilton Norfolk at The Main.”
The project will bring an iconic 23-story hotel to Norfolk, similar to what’s found in most large cities. That means luxury suites, three restaurants, rooftop garden, two-story atrium, meeting spaces that’s DoD-compliant, and other upscale amenities.
Features of the project include :
- A 300-room, 23 -story hotel
- 50,000 square-foot conference center
- 600-space parking deck
- High-end restaurant possibly a “Catch on Granby”
- High-end restaurant with Italian vibe and piano bar called “Varia at The Main”
- Rooftop garden including a bar/restaurant
- DoD-compliant meeting spaces for DoD conferences
- An ornate lobby and outside entrance described as having the feel of Grand Central Station
- Presidential suites
- Construction is expected to begin next week with a completion in the spring of 2017.
1905. Macarthur Center, Downtown Norfolk looking North. Photo Courtesy of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
June, 1960. Maritime Tower. Photo Courtesy of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.