Dennis L. Richardson
HL Development
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As Development Manager and Senior Vice President of HL Development Services Group, LLC, Mr. Richardson’s responsibilities include coordination, management, and implementation of the planning, design and construction for all project development.

Since joining HL Development Services Group, LLC in 2001, Mr. Richardson has been responsible for the completion of construction of over 1,000,000 square feet of office, retail, and residential development. He has also assumed a Master Development Planner role with various cities and is regarded as an expert in leading public and private development efforts. Projects of note include City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News, the completion of Maersk Logistics Cross Dock Facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, The Mast Center including the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center in Suffolk, Old Dominion University’s Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, and the Mast One Building in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Prior to joining HL Development Services Group, LLC, Mr. Richardson served as the Construction Manager for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. In this capacity, he was responsible for procuring and managing master planning, the design of buildings and infrastructure, and construction of many of the projects that define the City of Norfolk today. These projects include Ghent Square, the Waterside Festival Marketplace and Marina, Town Point Park, Nauticus, Freemason Harbour, the Tidewater Community College Downtown Campus including the renovation of the Wells Theatre, the Smith and Welton Building, the Woolworth classroom building as well as the new Mason Andrews Science Building. He also worked on many residential developments including East Beach, West and East Ocean View, Middletown Arch, and the Church Street area. He was responsible for assisting Old Dominion University on the master plan and infrastructure development of University Village. Mr. Richardson was also in charge of the public/private efforts to plan, design and build MacArthur Center in downtown and coordinated the project within the City government and was responsible for all public infrastructures and landscaping around the project and managed the design and construction of the parking garages that serve MacArthur Center.

Currently, Mr. Richardson is providing services to the Eastern Virginia Medical School as the Owner’s Representative for the construction of a new Medical Education and Science Building, the renovation of portions of existing education and laboratory space in Lewis Hall and the Brickell Library and the renovation of Vivarium space in the Lewis Hall and Jones Institute Building.  The project budget for this work is valued at $80,000,000.00 and will be under construction in the fall of 2009.

Mr. Richardson received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and earned his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Virginia Tech as well. He served as an Adjunct Professor to Old Dominion for over 25 years and is active in many community ventures.

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