It’s back to the beach - Norfolk’s East Beach community that is – for Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama.
The event, set for Oct.13-28, will mark an unprecedented third time Homearama has visited the award-winning coastal community known for its porches, bay front greens, parks, winding, pedestrian-friendly streets and more of a traditional neighborhood development.
Up to 25 lots are available for builders interested in participating, including several bay front lots. Lots range from $150,000 to $525,00 for a bayfront lot. The Homearama lots range from 3,500 to 6,300 square feet and are located between East Beach Drive and Pleasant Avenue.
East Beach is situated on 100 acres along the Chesapeake Bay. The master plan for this $500 million development includes a minimum of 700 residences, neighborhood restaurants, boutique shops, a Bay Front Club, unique parks and public places, as well as business offices.
The first streetscape in the neighborhood was created for Homearama 2004, after the city of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority cleared the once-blighted area. East Beach is a public-private initiative that includes the city of Norfolk, the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority and East Beach Co. LLC.
Six years later, the community was host to Homearama 2010, featuring nine homes, plus The Villas at East Beach.
The Homearama site represents the next to last phase of purely residential development being planned in the neighborhood, which is designed as a mixed-use community with commercial amenities in the mix, according to Bart Frye, managing partner for East Beach Co. LLC.