The Virginia Beach Department of Planning and Community Development, in partnership with consultant Work Program Architects (WPA), will host the meeting to gather community input and recruit volunteers to serve on focus groups to help develop various components of the guidelines. It will allow for in-person and virtual audiences.
Community Revitalization Guidelines info. (CRG)
What is the CRG and why do we need it?
Along with many other major cities, Virginia Beach is experiencing changing demographics, shifting residential and retail market preferences, environmental changes, and technological advances. These changes are impacting the form and function of our major commercial shopping centers and corridors. Neighboring residential communities are present along these major commercial areas and are also impacted by these changes. These impacts warrants strategic plan and action by us to keep our major commercial shopping areas beautiful and functional, while maintaining the stability of our neighborhoods.
General Public Engagement Schedule
Meeting 1: February 2022 (Hybrid: In-person and Virtual)
Citywide community input through a hybrid meeting
Meetings 2, 3, & 4: March 2022 (In-person/Virtual)
Individual focus group meetings
Meeting 5: May 2022 (In-person/Virtual)
Combined meeting with focus groups to present Draft Report
Meeting 6: July 2022 (Ideally In-Person)
Community presentation of final document Draft
August –October 2022
Formal Planning Commission/City Council Adoption
Community Revitalization Guidelines – Focus Group Participation Form
Consider the need to increase the width of bike lanes to accomodate recumbent style bikes and bikers.