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The Future of Development According to the New Norfolk Commercial & Mixed-Use Pattern Book

June 20
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


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June 20, 2019
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Registration + Networking
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Program + Q&A
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception

Slover Library
235 E Plume Street
Community Engagement Room: 6th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510

Registration Fees:
Members                  $30
Non-Members        $60

(Onsite Registration $10 additional fee)


Jeremy Sharp,AICP, Zoning Administrator, City of Norfolk
Peter Johnston, Lead Urban Designer, Work Program Architects

Program Description:

This program will explore the purpose and requirements of Norfolk’s Commercial and Mixed-Use Pattern Book.  The Book has been created for developers to make the development process more predictable.  The Book is to be used as a companion piece to the new zoning ordinance and includes a checklist for new project development.

About the Speakers:

Peter Johnston is the lead urban designer at Work Program Architects. WPA’s urban design studio has held the Norfolk Urban Design and Architecture annual contract for the past 6 years implementing placemaking projects, providing design assistance to developers, establishing area-wide development strategies, and developing pattern books. WPA’s approach to urban design is rooted in the belief that making it easy to build good design is better for business and the community.

Jeremy Sharp is currently serving as Norfolk’s Zoning Administrator, Jeremy has worked as a local government urban planner in Virginia since 2005, and for the City of Norfolk since 2008. In that time, his work has been recognized multiple times for planning excellence – including three state-wide planning awards. Jeremy has been responsible for bringing several major projects to completion, including, most notably, Norfolk’s 2013 comprehensive plan (plaNorfolk2030), its 2016 sea level rise adaptation strategy (Vision 2100), and its 2018 zoning ordinance rewrite. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech.

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