722 Filer Street (Private Residence)

Data Collection and Risk Documentation
Flood Retrofit Negotiation & Design
Historic Building Renovation
Local Design Review Consulting
Resilience Planning
Retrofit Recommendations Development
Site and Building Conditions Analysis

722 Filer Street


Norfolk, VA


Building Resilient Solutions

The City of Norfolk

Project Goals

In conjunction with Building Resilient Solutions, CPG planned to develop a flood mitigation and retrofit plan at the 1920s residence.

The goal of the project was to address issues related to recurrent flooding and the resulting repairs at 722 Filer Street, located in the Chesterfield Heights Historic District. CPG and BRS completed moisture monitoring and a building assessment.

Project Design

The project included working with the City of Norfolk and applying for a Special Flood Hazard Area Exemption for Historic Structures.

The plan consisted of site and foundation repairs, strategic wet and dry flood proofing, reinstating historic materials, and providing accessible living spaces for the owner while taking the surrounding Ohio Creek Watershed Project and its impacts into consideration.

Challenges & Accomplishments

CPG and BRS completed retrofits and addressed the site conditions successfully, without needing to elevate the home.

CPG and BRS produced a pre- and post- disaster checklist for the owner to provide guidance on the steps to take before and after a disaster to increase protections and ability for recovery.