Cedar Grove Veterans Apartments, Virginia Beach, VA

2014 Hampton Roads Housing Consortium “Across the Region” Housing Award
2013 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference – Award for Best Housing Development

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation – 501(c)3

Services Provided:
Civil Engineering
Landscape Architecture

Project Type(s):

MSA provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for Hampton Roads’ first affordable housing community for disabled and homeless military veterans. The project consisted of a 32-unit apartment complex and associated parking. In addition to residential space, the building also contains office space, a community lounge for residents, and a fitness center.

Because this project was for disabled and homeless American veterans, MSA proudly provided these services without charge.

Civil Engineering services included completion of a demolition plan, dimensional site layout plan, and erosion and sediment control plan; grading and drainage plan utilizing spot elevations; stormwater management plan to meet water quality and water quantity requirements; pavement design based on assumed soil conditions; providing domestic and fire water service from existing city water to proposed building; providing gravity sanitary service from existing city sewer to proposed building; and submittal to the City of Virginia Beach for review and comment.

Landscape Architecture services included producing a site layout plan for proposed plantings, including interior shade trees, interior green space, and street front landscaping.

The project site presented several engineering challenges, including conflicts with existing utilities. Design of an underground stormwater management system was necessary due to the limited space available for a typical above-ground stormwater management facility. It also required design of a retaining wall due to grade change. Despite these challenges, MSA completed all work on schedule.

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We moved, one floor up!  Please note our new address is 5032 Rouse Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA