Waterside Live

Project Summary

Waterside District is a $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace. The 150,000 SF Waterside District is located along the Elizabeth River waterfront of downtown Norfolk and is a place where the community and visitors come together with family and friends for entertainment, a full range of culinary options, nightlife and activities for all ages, including live music, festivals and other community events.

The west side of the site included a new parking facility, which required five feet of fill to establish the design grades. The site is underlain with compressible soils, thus relative weighted geofoam was used to raise grades with minimal influence to the compressible soils.