"We have been working with Kathleen Zeren for over 20 years and have never considered using anyone else for our landscape needs. Kathleen has provided us with good service at a reasonable price and with a timely turnaround. We would recommend Kathleen to anyone who has a need for landscape services."

Roger Pope, Project Manager
Land Design and Development, Inc.
Norfolk, Virginia

Port Warwick

Newport News, Virginia


Kathleen has been on the Development Team for Port Warwick, a new residential community located in Newport News, Virginia since project inception. Port Warwick is a unique, high quality “mixed urban” neighborhood with the feel of an older, established area.  At the heart of Port Warwick lies a three-acre public square and four secluded residential squares. The use of public art throughout the neighborhood creates an artful ambiance. Port Warwick has received numerous design awards. Kathleen has received two awards for her work there.

In the transformation of 151 mostly wooded acres into a vibrant and innovative urban village, Kathleen has handled all tasks relevant to landscaping on site. She has developed a theme of diverse and beautiful plantings throughout the project. The tasks she has performed are as follows:

  • Developed street tree master plan and provided administrative services during installation.
  • Landscape plan preparation for Styron, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Scott Fitzgerald Squares.
  • Preparation of all landscape regulations for project, including: Planting Requirements, Installation Specifications, and Plant Lists.
  • Landscape plan preparation for all commercial sites.
  • Performed landscape installation inspections for all commercial properties.
  • Provided guidelines and review for residential properties.
  • Landscape plan preparation for entryway, multiple sculpture sites, pump station site, and various residual areas.


 "I probably do not spend enough time thanking you for all of the good and hard work that you have done on the development. Without your work, Port Warwick would not be what it is today."

Robert L. Freeman, Jr.
Developer, Port Warwick



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Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:09

Sample Projects

Kathleen Zeren Landscape Design (KZLD) has been producing diverse, beautiful, and practical landscape design work since 1993 and Kathleen was busy designing for other concerns well before that. Twenty-four years of design experience has produced a remarkable volume of impressive work and a number of awards. From prestigious residential properties, country clubs, and commercial buildings, to Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, she left her mark on Michigan. In Hampton Roads, Virginia, Kathleen’s prolific 20 years of design work can be viewed wherever you go. Municipal buildings, shopping centers, highway plantings, schools, office buildings, banks, retail stores, subdivisions, residential master planning and many other projects bear the mark of her excellent design. If you’ve been to Hampton Roads, you’ve seen her work!

Select below for sample lists of projects by Kathleen. Planting plans and references for the projects listed will gladly be provided upon request. She and her team of experienced design professionals can handle your next project with skill and style.


Shopping Centers, Office Parks, and Big Boxes

Walmart Neighborhood Market, Virginia Beach, VA
The Shoppes at Cedar Valley, York County, VA
Walmart Super Center, Chesapeake, VA
Courthouse Marketplace, Virginia Beach, VA
Harbour Breeze Corporate Center, Suffolk, VA
Kohl’s Crossing, Chesapeake, VA
Michael’s Commons International Center, York County, VA
Todd’s Shopping Center, Hampton, VA
Hankin’s Industrial Park, James City County, VA
Busch Corporate Center, James City County, VA
Food Lion Grocery Store, Suffolk, VA
Food Lion Grocery Store, Norfolk, VA
Best Buy Retail, Newport News, VA
Marketplace at Hilltop, Virginia Beach, VA
Lowe’s, Norfolk, VA
Home Depot, Virginia Beach, VA
Home Depot, Chesapeake, VA
Tower Park, Newport News, VA
Target at Hilltop, Virginia Beach, VA
International Distribution Center, Newport News, VA
Diligence Office Park, Newport News, VA
Hannaford Grocery Store at Hilltop, Virginia Beach, VA
K-Mart at Hilltop, Virginia Beach, VA
Costco/Comp USA, Newport News, VA
Home Depot, Norfolk, VA
Military Circle Shopping Center, Norfolk, VA
Church Point Commons & Thoroughgood Shopping Centers, Virginia Beach, VA
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Housing Complexes And Subdivisions

Bryan’s Landing Subdivision, Chesapeake, VA
Castleton Subdivision, Henrico County, VA
Pine Island at the Preserve, Chesapeake, VA (2007)
High Point Equestrian Country Estates, Chesapeake, VA
Saint Luke’s Village, Isle of Wight County, VA
Seabreeze Estates, Cheriton, Northampton County, VA
Rivermont Multi-Family, Chesterfield County, VA
Colonial Crossing, Newport News, VA
Woodland Meadows Subdivision, Northampton County, VA
Riverpoint Court Condominiums, Norfolk, VA
Windy Knolls Condominiums, Newport News, VA
Nelms Ridge Subdivision, Suffolk, VA
Lafayette Towers Apartments, Norfolk, VA
The Rotunda Lofts, Norfolk, VA
Oyster Point Village Retirement Community, Newport News, VA
Old Beach Village & North End Condos, Virginia Beach, VA
Saint Paul’s Place, Norfolk, VA
Oakdale Square, Chesapeake, VA
Mainsail Condominiums, Hampton, VA
Hollymeade Village Residential Community, Newport News, VA
North Trail at the Arboretum, Chesapeake, VA
Harbour Breeze Apartments, Suffolk, VA
Church Square, Smithfield, VA
University Suites at Port Warwick, Newport News, VA
Riverbend Condominiums, Chesapeake, VA
The Promenade at Lynnhaven, Virginia Beach, VA
Clairmont Apartment Homes, York County, VA
Port Warwick, Newport News, VA
Ramsey Estates Subdivision, York County, VA
Pocahontas Retirement Community, James City County, VA
Big Bethel Apartment Complex, York County, VA
Mariner’s Landing Apartments, Newport News, VA
Willow Point at Riverwalk, Chesapeake, VA
National Housing Corporation Apartment Complexes (10), VA, TN, GA,SC
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Municipal & Other Government Work

Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts Entry Park, Suffolk, VA

City of Newport News Operations Center, Newport News, VA
First Landing Fire and Rescue Station, Virginia Beach, VA
Suffolk Downtown Precinct Police Station, Suffolk, VA
Intell-OSC Campus, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA
Suffolk Northern Public Safety Police Precinct & Fire Station, Suffolk, VA
City of Chesapeake Fourth Police Precinct, Chesapeake, VA
New Tabb Area Library, York County, VA
TRT Wards Corner Transfer Station, Norfolk, VA

Five-Year Contract performing Municipal Landscape Design for The City of Suffolk :
•    Gateway Signs
•    Traffic Island Plantings
•    Parks

Design work performed as a Municipal Employee for The City of Virginia Beach:
•    Virginia Beach Judicial Center
•    Kempsville Area Library
•    Fourth Police Precinct
•    Birdneck Fire Training Center
•    Great Neck Community Recreation Center
•    Bayside Community Recreation Center
•    Little Neck Fire Station
•    Tidewater Veteran’s Memorial
•    Multiple Highway and Right-of-Way Plantings
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Primrose School, Chesapeake, VA
Old Dominion University Islamic Center, Norfolk, VA
New Kent High School, New Kent, VA
Old Dominion University Health and Physical Education Building, Norfolk, VA
Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Gloucester Elementary School, Gloucester, VA
Achilles Elementary School, Gloucester, VA
The Jewish Campus, Virginia Beach, VA
Williamsburg Christian Academy, James City County, VA
Pembroke Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
Atlantic Shores Christian School, Chesapeake, VA
Kempsville Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
Great Bridge Middle School, Chesapeake, VA
Bayside Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
Booker T. Washington Elementary School, Suffolk, VA
Cooke Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
Sparrow Road Intermediate School, Chesapeake, VA
Georgetown Primary School, Chesapeake, VA
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Gateway Bank Operations Center, Pasquotank County, NC
Gateway Bank, Kitty Hawk, NC
Gateway Bank, Edenton, NC
Navy Federal Credit Union, Hampton, VA
Harbor Bank, York County, VA
Essex Savings Bank, Ashland, VA
Monarch Bank, Virginia Beach, VA
Monarch Bank, Chesapeake, VA
First Union Bank, Newport News, VA
First Union Bank, Hampton, VA
First Union Bank, Chesapeake, VA
First Union Bank, James City County, VA
First Virginia Banks (2), Norfolk, VA
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Value Place Hotel, Chesapeake, VA
Wingate Inn, Hampton, VA
The Marriott at Greenbrier, Chesapeake, VA
The M & M Hospitality Marriott Hotel, Elizabeth City, NC
The Sheraton at Four Points, Williamsburg, VA
Candlewood Suites, Suffolk, VA
Candlewood Hotel, York County, VA
Quality Suites, Chesapeake, VA
Holiday Inn & Suites, Norfolk, VA
Ramada Plaza Resort, Virginia Beach, VA
Residence Inn & Fairfield Suites, Williamsburg, VA
The Hilton, Wilmington, NC
Church Point Manor House, Virginia Beach, VA
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