Developer Plans Massive Residential Tower in Norfolk

More apartments are coming to the city of Norfolk.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

Tarrants Bay LLC’s Proposed Norfolk Project

More apartments are coming to the city of Norfolk. According to recent reports, a Northern Virginia developer intends to build a 17-story residential tower on a piece of vacant property it owns in Fort Norfolk.

Chantilly-based Tarrants Bay LLC is the company behind this massive project. Besides the residential component, plans also call for a marina, a mixed-use building, retail shops and parking space, The Virginian-Pilot reported last week. The project’s cost and construction timeline have yet to be revealed. The developer has filed a rezoning request and is expected to go before Norfolk’s Planning Commission on September 24.

The 500,000-square-foot residential tower is the project’s centerpiece. According to the rezoning request, the high-rise will house 450 apartments, and a parking garage on the first level. Meanwhile, the five-story, mixed-use building will feature 256,000 square feet of space and 32 apartments, as well as a restaurant and 3,200 square feet of retail space. Finally, the marina is designed to include 56 boat slips and a 2,000-square-foot store.

If the project moves forward, it will help bring new life to a currently vacant site on the Elizabeth River waterfront, an area the city has long targeted for redevelopment.

Photo credit: City of Norfolk