Lawson to Begin Construction on 164-Unit Market Heights Apartments Affordable Housing Community in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Virginia Beach developer Lawson will commence construction at 630 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, VA. The former U.S. Post Office on the corner of Tidewater Drive and Brambleton Avenue will be the site of Market Heights Apartments, a 164-unit LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) affordable housing community.

Market Heights is an inclusive community with 80 units meeting universal design requirements, 12 units reserved for residents with developmental disabilities, and 17 ADA units offering fully accessible homes for residents with physical disabilities. Lawson also donated space on-site for supportive service provider-partner, Hope House, to provide services to residents with developmental disabilities.

Market Heights is an energy-efficient EarthCraft Certified community meeting Norfolk’s cutting-edge requirements for wind and flood resilience. Features include a first-class clubroom, playground, pocket park with walking path, fitness center, laundry facility, bicycle storage, pet station, and grilling area.

Lawson anticipates welcoming the community’s first residents in early 2022.

About Lawson: At Lawson, we understand that what we do – and how we do it – affects the everyday lives of people we care about. Since 1972, we’ve focused on positively impacting the communities we serve, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. We manage and own nearly 6,000 apartment units and continue to grow with approximately 1,200 units in development. Our business model provides vertical integration of development, construction, property management and asset management, which enables our team of experts to add value at every stage for our partners. When you act with integrity, focus on quality and work to find creative solutions, great things are possible. It’s how we’ve done business at Lawson for over 45 years. For more information, visit

About Hope House Foundation: Since 1964, Hope House Foundation has worked on the frontlines of the battle for independence, community inclusion and true citizenship for people with developmental disabilities. The organization provides services for adults exclusively in their own homes or apartments. Currently, Hope House Foundations serve more than 125 people in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Hope House is known as an innovator and leader in the field, and in 2008, it received the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities national award for full community inclusion. In 2012, it was named ANCOR Foundation’s Service Provider of the Year. For more information, visit


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