Lease signed for Fairwinds Landing in Norfolk
Lambert's Point to become offshore wind operations, logistics center
The ball has started rolling on the $100 million project turning the Lambert’s Point Docks property in Norfolk into Fairwinds Landing, a maritime operations and logistics center to support the local offshore wind, defense and transportation industries.
The Miller Group signed a lease for the 122-acre site owned by Norfolk Southern Corp. It has 20 miles of rail infrastructure, multicommodity, high-volume transload facilities and 1.1 million square feet of industrial warehouse space.
“Both Norfolk Southern and The Miller Group should be commended for their combined vision for such a tremendous site. The commonwealth, Hampton Roads and Norfolk will benefit greatly from the capital investment, development and job creation that will occur as a result of this transaction,” said Geoff Poston, senior vice president at Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, which brokered the lease.
Jerry Miller established the special purpose company in October 2021 to develop the property. Fairwinds Landing LLC currently uses the personnel of affiliated companies including Virginia Beach-based real estate development company The Miller Group, Virginia Beach’s Balicore Construction and Portsmouth-based Fairlead Integrated, an end-to-end supplier for defense contractors.
Fairwinds Landing will support several aspects of the offshore wind supply chain: manufacturing, fabrication and assembly; construction and storage; staging, maintenance and operations; and maritime logistics and transportation.