The SGA Now
This SGA is located at the convergence of major highway, rail and airport facilities and benefits from nearby deep water ports and a major military installation. The area is predominantly industrial but also has significant tracts devoted to residential and commercial uses. It has a considerable amount of undeveloped land but lacks a good network of internal streets.
The vision for the Burton Station SGA is a revitalized Burton Station neighborhood that reflects its historic roots and is an integral part of a larger planned residential community with open space and employment opportunities. This primarily residential, low-density scheme provides for the needs and desires of current residents. The current alignment of Burton Station Road is respected, and small neighborhood services such as a corner shop and community center are provided.
Although the official title for this master plan is "Northampton Boulevard Corridor Strategic Growth Area Implementation Plan," this area is commonly referred to as "Burton Station." Therefore you may see references to both names when referring to this SGA.
The key recommendations of the Burton Station Plan are:
Respect and retain the existing houses in the neighborhood along Burton Station Road and maintain the low density character of this neighborhood.
Provide infrastructure including roads, utilities, and stormwater facilities needed to support existing residential and planned land uses within this SGA.
Work with the City of Norfolk to achieve a mutually beneficial exchange of land.
Implement the arrangement of land uses as outlined in the SGA plan to achieve an attractive, coherent, and marketable destination.
Improve the design and function of Northampton Boulevard to improve pedestrian and transit access, and create a high quality first impression for this area.
Provide significant areas devoted to recreational and open space amenities.
- Leverage the economic growth potential of this area that is provided, in part, by the presence of multimodal transportation systems.
The Development Process
Interested in developing in this SGA?
Preapplication/predesign meetings are required for all new developments located within a Strategic Growth Area. (See DSC Information Notice #173
.) The purpose of this meeting is to address how the proposal complements the SGA Plan and critical issues associated with the proposed land use, site design, building design, supporting infrastructure needs, and any other concerns about the project. These preapplication/predesign meetings will also help identify expectations and assist in establishing lines of communication to help the project move through the land development and plan review processes smoothly. Please contact the area representative listed below for more information.