Downtown Norfolk Pattern Book, Norfolk, Virginia

To address the rapid development occurring downtown, the Department of Planning and Community Development commissioned a pattern book to guide the design of mixed-use and multi-family buildings. This tool presents a palette of spatial types, building types, and architectural styles to guide the construction of new buildings. The purpose of the pattern book is to support both diversity and harmony in Downtown development. It provides patterns for various conditions, but emphasizes the need for each area to have its own integrity and quality of address. The pattern book sets design criteria for new construction that can be used by the city’s review agencies.