The Economic Development Authority of the City of Newport News, Virginia (EDA) selected WeldenField Development, LLC and its Hampton Roads-based Partner, Brian Rowe with WeldenField & Rowe as the Preferred Developer for its Endview tract. The Endview tract is a 285-acre parcel located at 350 Yorktown Road in northern Newport News.
This selection follows the EDA’s Request for Qualifications for a highly experienced design/development/build team to plan, design, build and market a premier, predominantly residential community on the Endview tract. The EDA’s goal is to establish a distinctive, vibrant residential community that leverages the placemaking opportunities afforded by the site in a manner that is attractive to business executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. The Endview tract is one of the last remaining large-scale residential community sites in the City.
In addition to having a capable and experienced team, the collaborative and innovative approach expressed by WeldenField Development will be an essential component in the creation of a fruitful partnership with the EDA and City. WeldenField Development’s vision for the property respects the existing Endview House while leveraging connections to Newport News Park to create a desirable, high-quality residential community.
“We are looking forward to working closely with WeldenField Development to create a vision for Endview that will result in a premier residential community that will respect the site’s historical importance and leverage its assets,” said Florence G. Kingston, Secretary/Treasurer of the EDA and Director of Development. “This development at Endview will create a community that will attract new residents to the City, and provide a new housing option in the City for those already working here.”
“WeldenField Development is very excited about being selected to work with the EDA as the Master Developer of the Endview Tract. The Endview Tract is nestled in a fabulous location and once developed, will surely be deemed one of the premier communities in Hampton Roads and Coastal Virginia,” said Brian Rowe, Partner WeldenField Development.
In the coming months, WeldenField Development will begin community outreach sessions in the form of focus groups to get input from the community and stakeholders about the development of the Endview tract. Ultimately, the development of the Endview tract will be subject to the successful negotiation of a development agreement with the EDA.