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Broad Creek


Landscape Master Planning, Streetscape, Urban Development


VA ASLA Merit Award for Design

Broad Creek transformed blighted, fragmented and dysfunctional public housing in central Norfolk into a dynamic neighborhood of choice. InSites* provided landscape master planning and design services for streetscapes, infrastructure, public art, and open space throughout all phases of the multi-year project.  InSites* also worked with the private developer providing multiple family rental housing in Marshall Manor and Bowling Green and developed landscape guidelines for single family homes throughout the community. The coordinated design effort is clear in the seamless transitions between the public and private spaces throughout the neighborhood. 

Our landscape architects were responsible for the iconic community gateway structures and associated linear park that connects all the residents and buffers the new housing from adjacent industrial uses.  Visible from three key arterial streets, our bold design and fresh take on an urban park underscore the message of transformation and progress. 

The Broad Creek Renaissance was sparked by a $35 million HUD HOPE VI grant to NRHA, and sustained with significant investment from the City of Norfolk and private developers.

*This work was done by InSites prior to joining forces with VIA

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Master Plan


Landscape Features And Housing Treatments


Treatment Of Water Retention Pond


Path And Fence Details

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