For decades, Granby Street has been a hub of activity in Norfolk, always reinventing itself to reflect the spirit of the people and the times. The section of Granby Street in the NEON District is iconic, the center of the creative revival.
The NEON District Streetscape Project is more than just a beautification project. These critical infrastructure improvements will benefit businesses and residents for decades to come. Additionally, the project provides new technology to enhance the overall visitor experience. These improvements to the NEON District will reflect and enhance the energy of the area, the people and the businesses.
Granby Street from E. Brambleton Avenue to E. Virginia Beach Boulevard
Key Project Features
Reconstruct the roadway, sidewalks and curbs
Add ADA-compliant ramps and painted crosswalks
Update traffic signals and add pedestrian signal heads and buttons
Replace water and sewer system
Upgrade stormwater collection and add a conveyance system to improve drainage
Introduce a biofiltration system to address water quality
Modernize utility lines with underground electrical conduits providing electrical service directly to properties
Install street lighting with new lamp posts
Improve landscaping with tree canopy and planter boxes
Add new amenities including seating and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations