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Broad Creek V - Norfolk, Virginia

Posted: April 9, 2022 | Projects

The Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authorities Broad Creek initiative includes the redevelopment of original public housing communities and the provision of assistance to adjacent areas through the construction of new homes.

Photo Courtesy of Retnauer Baynes Associates

Phase V provides attractive, modern, and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals, and strengthens the existing community of this neighborhood. The project consists of 50 residential units located on two sites in the Broad Creek area of Norfolk, Virginia. The units include a variety of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments and townhomes, with a percentage of the units being fully accessible.

Broad Creek V was designed to meet EarthCraft™ strict platinum certification requirements. The building envelopes are air tight and efficient; and continuous  insulation to the exterior, Energy Star® windows, and additional features and materials help minimize heat gain/loss. The mechanical and electrical systems are energy efficient, and include LED lighting and a generous amount of natural light. The plumbing fixtures are low flow, and the landscape is designed with native planting and less grass, to reduce water consumption.

The interior of the units is modern and spacious, with tall ceilings and an open floor plan. The materials and color were selected for durability and their air of welcome to the residents. The traditional fenestration of the homes reflects the historic nature of Norfolk, and continues a long-standing promise to the area’s residents to provide excellent low-cost housing.

The units include a variety of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments and townhomes, with some of the units being fully accessible. The building envelopes are air tight and efficient, and continuous insulation to the exterior Energy Star® windows help minimize heat gain/loss.     

Retnauer Baynes Associates
432 Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23322   

Structural Engineer
McPherson Design Group
6371 Center Drive, #100, Norfolk, VA 23502   

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Hickman Ambrose, Inc.
814 Greenbrier Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320   

Civil Engineer
349 Southport Circle, #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23452   

General Contractor
Hoy Construction
3495 Progress Road, Norfolk, VA 23502       

Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Date Bid: Sep 2014
Construction Period: Sep 2015 to Dec 2016
Total Square Feet: 59,563
Site: 3.573 acres.

Number of Buildings: 18 buildings. Number of apartments: 10 onebedroom; 19 two-bedroom; 16 three-bedroom; 5 four-bedroom.
Building Sizes: Total gross square feet: 59,563; total rentable square feet, 53,450 (5 one-bedroom, 608; 5 one-bedroom, 704; 2 two-bedroom, 987; 2 two-bedroom, 1,042; 15 two bedroom, 1,005; 10 three-bedroom, 1,289; 3 three-bedroom, 1,306; 3 three-bedroom, 1,398; 5 four-bedroom, 1,351).
Building Height: First floor, 9'; second floor, 8'; total, 29'7".
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, wood framing, HardiePlank®.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete, wood.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the March/April 2022 issue of DCD