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Norfolk Economic Development Authority Announces Military Circle Mall Redevelopment Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Short List


Norfolk’s Economic Development Authority takes next steps in major redevelopment 

NORFOLK, VA – In 2020, the Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) purchased the former DoubleTree Hotel at Military Circle Shopping Mall.  This acquisition gave the EDA the site control required to reposition the entire Military Circle Mall property.  “The City has been aggressive in pursuing the redevelopment of this corridor in a way that will benefit the entire Hampton Roads region. The location provides direct access the entire Southside and we are excited to continue to move forward with this redevelopment project”, said Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.

The EDA then issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Military Circle Mall in November 2020. Submissions to the RFQ was the first phase of a two-phase selection process. The RFQ was intended to pre-qualify respondents and established goals of the redevelopment project.  The resulting project would feature a walkable neighborhood to support an inclusive, healthy, and sustainable mixed-use community.

The EDA received multiple submissions and four teams were selected by the evaluation committee to move forward with the Request for Proposals (RFP).   The selected teams will be invited to submit proposals for project development, design, construction, financing, ownership, and management.  “This is the next step in a multi-stage process to solicit a master developer and bring forward detailed proposals. The teams that have been assembled bring together some of the best firms on the East coast and validate the prime location of the site,” said Jared Chalk, Executive Director of the EDA & Director of Development.

The RFP submissions are slated to be due in April 2021 with a final selection in the Summer of 2021.

The RFQ Teams include the following:

The Crossroads Partnership

  • SB Ballard Construction Company
  • Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
  • E Smith Family of Companies
  • Greenberg Gibbons Commercial
  • ASM Global
  • OTM Development
  • Clark Nexsen
  • Sasaki Associates
  • Walter P Moore

Norfolk MC Associates 

  • Norfolk MC Associates
  • Gold Key|PHR
  • The Miller Group
  • EDSA (Design)
  • The Franklin Johnston Group

Wellness Circle, LLC,

  • Pharrell Williams
  • Harlo Capital / Westdale Real Estate
  • Armada Hoffler Properties
  • Venture Realty Group
  • Adjaye Associates
  • Gensler
  • Rockwell Group
  • Raymond Jungles, Inc.
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Oak View Group
  • Live Nation
  • Pacific Retail
  • Piper Sandler
  • Yellow

Norfolk Next 

  • Bonaventure
  • BBRM Norfolk Partners, LLC
  • The Garcia Companies
  • Timmons Group
  • Hanbury
  • LORAX Design Group
  • Hammes Healthcare
  • NVR, Inc (Ryan Homes)
  • Coastal Hospitality Associates LLC
  • Shamin Hotels
  • SCI Architects
  • Civil & Building North America Inc.
  • Spectra
  • The Miles Agency