The Ohio Creek Watershed Resilience Park consists of an interdisciplinary team of civil engineers, stormwater engineers, architects, environmental consultants, and ecologists. SCAPE is working closely with the team to realize a watershed-scale design that will make neighborhoods in Norfolk, Virginia more resilient to storm surge, sea level rise, and stormwater flooding. The overall goals of the project include 1) designing the coastal community of the future, 2) creating economic opportunity by advancing efforts to grow existing and new industry sectors, and 3) advancing initiatives to connect communities, deconcentrate poverty, and strengthen neighborhoods. SCAPE is currently developing a design for a new neighborhood park between the two neighborhoods of Chesterfield Heights and Grandy Village that integrates flood risk reduction, stream daylighting, a new tidal wetland and green infrastructure along both sides of the flood protection that winds through the park. The park will provide an immersive ecological experience that connects people with one another in several educational, social, play and exercise areas that aspire to enhance social resilience, connectivity, health and ecosystems.
- City of Norfolk, Office of Resilience
Waggonner and Ball Architects