The event will be held Tuesday, August 9 at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hampton Roads.


Vendor Fair Targeting Minority and Women-Owned Business for Tidewater Gardens Transformation

EVANSTON,IL (AUGUST 4, 2022) –. As the development leader for the St. Paul’s Transformation, Brinshore Development, LLC (Brinshore) recognizes the importance of economic inclusion in the redevelopment of the community by sponsoring a vendor fair on Tuesday, August 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hampton Roads, 1401 Ballentine Boulevard, Norfolk23504. Brinshore’s intention is to leverage the capacity building opportunities of the development’s projects to create pathways of advancement for minority individuals, families, and businesses.

Attendees can expect a project overview presentation, opportunities to discuss their specialties with representatives from the development team, and assistance with certifications and compliance during the event.  The event is free, but registration is required.  To register, please visit There is a prequalification form that each vendor must complete to be added to the database of contractors that will be sent bid packages. The form is located on the project website –

The first phase of the redevelopment project is currently referred to as “Blocks 19 and 20.” Block 19, a72-unit senior living apartment building, will offer a variety of one and two-bedroom units. Amenities in the development include fitness center, computer lab, community room, classrooms for service providers, conference room, along with on-site management and parking.

Block 20 will provide a 120-unit family development with one, two and three-bedroom apartments in addition to 3,600 square feet of indoor community and amenity space, outdoor gathering area, playground, and on-site parking. Retail space along a realigned Church Street is included and will deliver commercial storefront location opportunities for rent by neighborhood and community serving groups.

A virtual vendor fair targeting minority-owned businesses for the redevelopment was previously held in 2021.


Local marketing firm, The Miles Agency, is managing the event.


For contract opportunities on the redevelopment, please visit


The project is scheduled for completion by 2025.


About Brinshore Development, LLC

Brinshore Development, LLC., is an experienced real estate development firm with twenty-eight years of expertise based in Evanston, Illinois. As an industry leader, Brinshore excels at creating diverse teams to transform the most complex development challenges into well-designed and vibrant communities. Brinshore’s current portfolio includes 10,000 affordable rental housing units valued at more than $1.5 billion in fifteen states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit