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Nonprofit unveils designs for its new $16.8M headquarters in Chesapeake

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

This article was taken from the Virginian-Pilot Online, written by Victoria Bourne.


It’s been roughly 14 months since members of the South Norfolk Civic League and the City Council gave the green light to a Norfolk nonprofit’s plans to move to Chesapeake.

And in less than two years, ForKids' new regional headquarters is expected to be completed in South Norfolk, according to CEO Thaler McCormick. That's provided everything stays on track, including additional fundraising, over the next few months, she said.

On Monday night, some residents and elected leaders got to see the conceptual designs of the $16.8 million project, called the Center for Children and Families, to be built on Poindexter Street. ForKids Inc. is one of the state’s largest providers for homeless families, according to its website.

The nonprofit, currently based at Colley Avenue and 42nd Street in Norfolk, plans to consolidate its headquarters, education center, regional housing crisis hotline and family shelter into a 60,000-square-foot building on the now-vacant site of South Norfolk’s old public library.