chris722

Does anyone know about the development on Church Street?

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chris722    6

There is a development on Church Street next to the railroad tracks I've heard rumors of what it is supposed to be, but no concrete answers. Some say it is for the homeless, others say it is for those that may be displaced by the removal of the housing projects.  The later seems more probable, but of course the City has to remove the projects first, and they say that it will take several years for that to happen. 

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ntheo    23
2 hours ago, chris722 said:

There is a development on Church Street next to the railroad tracks I've heard rumors of what it is supposed to be, but no concrete answers. Some say it is for the homeless, others say it is for those that may be displaced by the removal of the housing projects.  The later seems more probable, but of course the City has to remove the projects first, and they say that it will take several years for that to happen. 

CHURCH STREET STATION STUDIOS
Picture
 
INFO + STORY
 
CLIENT:
LOCATION:
SIZE:
UNITS:
FLOORS:
Virginia Supportive Housing
Norfolk, VA
53,938 square feet
81 units
5 floors
 
Church Street Station Studios consists of 81 units to house homeless and low-income clients from the surrounding area.  Each unit includes all necessities for easy living (kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom) and is fully furnished with a bed, dresser, table, and chairs.

The project shares its site with another, similarly planned development.  Though each client has different requirements for the site, both have the same goal of adding something beautiful to Church Street.  The site itself lacks the organization of the city grid and brings forth the challenges of having residential units adjacent to a busy railroad.  To solve these challenges, the railroad is lined with trees and a row of parking to establish a boundary between it and the residents.  The grid is brought back by tying into existing streets and positioning buildings on the main thoroughfare of Church Street.  This gives the site presence in the community, while the building fades gracefully away from the business corridor into the adjacent residential neighborhood.

Church Street Station Studios greets the passersby at the main entrance to the development, welcoming residents and visitors into their own little village that is lined with brick sidewalks and open green space.
 
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chris722    6
10 hours ago, ntheo said:
CHURCH STREET STATION STUDIOS
Picture
 
INFO + STORY
 
CLIENT:
LOCATION:
SIZE:
UNITS:
FLOORS:
Virginia Supportive Housing
Norfolk, VA
53,938 square feet
81 units
5 floors
 
Church Street Station Studios consists of 81 units to house homeless and low-income clients from the surrounding area.  Each unit includes all necessities for easy living (kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom) and is fully furnished with a bed, dresser, table, and chairs.

The project shares its site with another, similarly planned development.  Though each client has different requirements for the site, both have the same goal of adding something beautiful to Church Street.  The site itself lacks the organization of the city grid and brings forth the challenges of having residential units adjacent to a busy railroad.  To solve these challenges, the railroad is lined with trees and a row of parking to establish a boundary between it and the residents.  The grid is brought back by tying into existing streets and positioning buildings on the main thoroughfare of Church Street.  This gives the site presence in the community, while the building fades gracefully away from the business corridor into the adjacent residential neighborhood.

Church Street Station Studios greets the passersby at the main entrance to the development, welcoming residents and visitors into their own little village that is lined with brick sidewalks and open green space.
 

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