May 10, 2016

Waterside District Moving Ahead

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The annex building that was added to the project in the 1990’s will be demolished, returning the building to its original footprint. The remaining multi-use lot will create a future site for an expansion of the Waterside District.

Crews have been preparing for the exterior work since the groundbreaking when the interior walls and ceilings were removed inside the 30-year-old building.

Waterside District is an integral part of Norfolk’s urban waterfront.

The Cordish Companies will welcome a whole new generation to Waterside District when Norfolk’s newest family-friendly destination opens in Spring 2017. The new Waterside District will be a crown jewel in Virginia’s authentic, urban waterfront district that stretches from Fort Norfolk to Harbor Park.

The revitalization of the historic Waterside building fits into the landscape of downtown Norfolk – a walkable, livable, vibrant community.  The Cordish Companies announced Starr Hill earlier this year. More exciting local and national announcements to come soon. 

About Waterside District

Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. A comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts that integrate the downtown with its waterfront. For more information, please contact or visit

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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