Thanks to Principal Timothy Stromberg’s leadership and vision, SGA was awarded the Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category for Norfolk Thrive Project | U.S. EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Plan for a major portion of Norfolk’s Elizabeth Riverfront at Harbor Park. This collaborative effort was made possible through grant funding from the U.S. EPA. Timothy’s vision paired with his expertise and passion for brownfields and flood resilience in coastal Virginia fostered a design for an inclusive, living shoreline, blue/greenway connecting to the St. Paul’s, as well as supporting future mixed-use development. The design interconnects Norfolk Tides Baseball Stadium, Downtown/Waterside District, Norfolk State University, and neighboring communities through green infrastructure and various recreational opportunities. The plan promotes a network of redevelopment activities that advance initiatives that integrate resilience, transportation, and economic development elements to dramatically transform the area into a vibrant mix of parks and trails; supported by increased connectivity and a shoreline that restores natural systems through a series of public spaces. Key SGA landscape architecture staff that were instrumental in its success were Feifei Huang and Hejing Feng.
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