NORFOLK, Va. — Swedish home furnishings store IKEA hopes to break ground on its new Hampton Roads location this fall.
The company announced its plans to open the 331,000-square-foot Norfolk, Virginia store last year. The company had initially planned to begin construction as early as this spring, but ran into unexpected development issues.
Because the land backs up to a reservoir, IKEA will build a parking facility and elevate the site for underground stormwater retention.
IKEA has said the store is expected to support about 500 construction jobs, with 250 jobs in the store once it opens, which is scheduled for next summer.
Source: The Associated Press.