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Norfolk COLONY

A vibrant and diverse community with common interests 


The Elizabeth River Trail connects the Colony to 10.5 miles of Norfolk's iconic biking and walking trails.


The Railroad District hosts an eclectic offering of breweries and restaurants while in close proximity to ODU events.


Virginia Beach - 20 mi, Chesapeake - 19 mi, Hampton - 16 mi, Suffolk - 21 mi, Airport - 6 mi, Train Station - 2 mi

Originally built in 1939 to support the war effort, Colony is a former Linde Air acetylene gas manufacturing facility situated on 4.5 acres in the heart of the Lamberts Point neighborhood.  Incorporating a portion of the Elizabeth River Trail and boasting an abundance of green space, Colony offers over 30,000 sf of leasable space in a vibrant, diverse, and modern campus environment.


Lease Opportunties

Select a space that is right for you and join a collaborative campus that is conveniently located in the heart of Norfolk.


Built in 1939, the 2,115 sf Filling Station showcases historic wood sliding doors that open onto a large patio.  Ideal for casual business meetings, or hosting a live band, the Filling Station is delivered as a warm shell with bathrooms.


Restored historic brick, windows, and doors, the Filling Station build-out is eligible for historic tax credits. 


Leased - BackEast Landscaping

THE GARAGE - There is no lack of history in this 1958 factory garage.  Offering 670 sf of space, the Garage is ideal for a bike shop, garden center, ride-up retailer, or food-truck kitchen.


This historic metal building offers adjacent parking and green space behind the building while eligible for historic tax credits for restoration and build-out.


Leased - Afterglow Brewery

A warm shell, Dubin Docks offers 6,510 sf of programmable space that spills out to 2+ acres of green-space.  As a future brewery, restaurant, fitness center, research or commercial office space.


With a large contiguous floor plan, the space build-out is eligible for historic tax credits. 


LeasedSanctuary Tacos

BOTTLE SHOP - Once used to repair acetylene tanks, this funky building offers 1,762 sf of adaptable space with high ceilings.  Well suited to become a retail location, creative incubator, or studio. 


Built in 1973 the Bottle Shop includes store front parking while adjacent to property currently under redevelopment.



Participate in Norfolk's revival of culture and history by joining the Colony @ 2330 Bowdens Ferry Rd. 

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