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Harbor’s Edge Norfolk retirement community to add another tower

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Rendering of the new River Tower at Harbors Edge, Norfolk

Editor's note: This story has been updated.
 
The developer of Harbor’s Edge retirement community in Norfolk plans to add a 27-story tower.

Like the existing 17-story tower, the new River Tower would offer residential living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing as part of its program.

Harbor’s Edge said it is moving forward with expansion plans because it has received more than 100 reservations for new residences. Financing and construction will occur when the company reaches 70 percent in presales, with the best estimate being summer of 2018 for a construction start with the opening two years later in 2020. The new $165 million, 643,900-square-foot tower will add 138 luxury residences, all with views of the downtown skyline and Elizabeth River.

“When originally conceived, Harbor’s Edge was always planned to be two towers integrated by common areas and terraces that would create a one community feeling while maintaining a sense of privacy for its residents,” C.A. Neil Volder III, the project’s developer and founder, said in a statement.

The project would have to go through Norfolk's design review procedure, but it conforms to the site's zoning classification.

Amenities being planned for the new residences include four dining venues, a heated pool, spa and salon, a fitness center with personal training, wellness programs, transportation to cultural events and sporting venues, 24-hour security, as well as total maintenance and weekly housekeeping.

More than 95,000 square feet of additional common space would include a ballroom and movie theater. An existing parking garage also would be expanded to allow for additional residents and guests.

The architect for the project will be three: living architecture, a boutique architectural firm based in Dallas that specializes in luxury hospitality and senior living projects

Robbie B. Smith, chief operating officer of Harbor’s Edge, said the company’s services begin before residents move in.  “Our in-house consultants and interior designers assist residents with furniture placement and interior design to make the move effortless. We are also making significant enhancements to the existing residences and common areas …”

Harbor’s Edge is governed by a voluntary board of directors and is a not-for-profit resident-centered community.




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