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aec Providence Partnership LLC | Ideation and conceptual master planning for mixed-use gaming destination at Harbor Park, Virginia. The entire project site is situated within a Federally-designated Opportunity Zone. Harbor Park is situated along the Elizabeth River (Norfolk harbor) – a working harbor featuring shipbuilding, refitting, etc., and associated with the largest naval base in the world.
Infrastructure issues include rerouting E. Water Street to connect directly with Park Avenue, and possibly rerouting Tide light rail line to follow a new E. Water Street / Park Avenue alignment. Power lines of Dominion Energy are the main power source serving downtown Norfolk and would need to be rerouted. As well, the entire site would likely need to be raised to meet 100-year floodplain issues, with the existing seawall rebuilt.
Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.