Waterside Live! to Break Ground in August

Waterside in Downtown Norfolk will be getting a much-needed face-lift soon.

Crews will break ground at the future entertainment district on Aug. 26. Waterside Live! will feature restaurants and entertainment venues in one destination.

Photos: Waterside renovations

Mayor Paul D. Fraim said, “Waterside Live! .. will create hundreds of new jobs, bring more energy downtown, and generate millions of dollars of revenue for the city.”

The city of Norfolk and the Cordish Companies said the groundbreaking will be a milestone for Norfolk as it marks the beginning of a new era for Waterside. The venue has had a hard time holding onto business occupants in recent years. It is located right next to Town Point Park on the Elizabeth River.

Officials say the project is set to open in the spring of 2017.