“This spring’s Outreach meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 during the regular BAC meeting.”

View invitation to attend Outreach meeting.(2 pg PDF)

This spring’s Outreach meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 during the regular BAC meeting. The community input will begin shortly after the 3:30pm meeting start time. The meeting will be held at the Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club, located at 1950 Thomas Bishop Lane (2nd floor meeting room), Virginia Beach, VA, 23454.

Download Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) Strategic Plan.(2 pg PDF)

Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) Strategic Plan


    The mission of the BAC is to review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding public and private projects and issues associated with the Bayfront area, and projects or issues associated with the Bayfront area that the City Council may refer to the Commission.


    Executive – Kal Kassir Chairman
    Design – Joe Bovee Chairman
    Communications – Scott Ayers Chairman
    Transportation – Charles Malbon Chairman

High Priority Project Items

    Funding Phase IV roadway improvements ( Shady Oaks to west base of Lesner bridge )
    Water issues
    Dewberry/Sea Level Rise Study
    City Marina Development
    City Wharf/Osprey Park
    Pedestrian walkway under bridge (from Vista Circle to Page Avenue)
    Sand replenishment
    Cape Henry
    Ocean Park Beach
    Crab Creek
    Infill development
    Address what the nature of the “Bayfront” should be
    Determine future look (preserve commercial, address vacation rentals)
    Work with Planning on Comprehensive Plan
    Landscape design of Route 13 and Shore Drive interchange

High Priority Communication Items

    1. Schedule department heads for briefings
    2. Reach out to City’s Communication office and Drew Langford, Public Works
    3. Make regular City Council connections
    4. Renew existing partnerships and seek out new
    5. Look for new Commission talent, especially multi age group
    6. Focus on marketing “Who is BAC”
    7. Review capital projects in Bayfront Area

Ongoing Concerns To Be Monitored

    Shore Drive roadway improvements phases II,III,IV
    Update Shore Drive design guidelines
    Beach replenishment
    Development review coordination with city staff
    Live Oak protection
    Beach interpretive signs / bike parking and beach access
    Recognition awards
    CIP projects – identify and get annual updates
    “No Parking” signs clearly defined within neighborhoods
    Community signs as developed by BAC
    Code revisions

Liaisons, Partnerships and City Staff Support

    City Council (liaisons Jim Wood & Louis Jones)
    City Attorney
    Conventions and Visitors Bureau
    Public Works
    Parks and Recreation
    First Landing State Park
    JEB Little Creek – Fort Story
    Planning Commission
    Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Commission
    Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    Friends of Live Oaks
    Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission
    Lynnhaven River NOW
    Public Art Foundation
    Resort Advisory Commission
    Shore Drive Community Coalition
    Virginia Beach Public Schools

Phase IV will dramatically upgrade Shore Drive in Ocean Park.

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