“This project first appeared in the FY 2007-08 CIP. On January 9, 2007, City Council established this project with the appropriation of FY 2005-06 fund balance from the General Fund.”

Not to bury the lede:

Shore Drive is a major east-west arterial in the northern portion of the City. The existing roadway carries 38,800 vehicles per day with a current capacity of 36,900 vehicles per day. Without this project, the roadway will continue to experience vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian safety incidents, and restrict traffic volume due to inadequate stormwater drainage.

🟢 The City Manager’s Proposed City Budget at VBGOV.com.

Welcome to “The Gateway to Virginia Beach” until years & years & years past 2029 according to current City priorities.
City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation
FACE TO FACE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A few highlights of Proposed City Budget include:

Economic & Tourism Development

EV-22-0001 $200,000
Shore Drive Study Update
This project provides an update to the Shore Drive Corridor Plan (2000) and the Shore Drive Corridor Design Guidelines (2002). Flood mitigation strategies from the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for JEB Little Creek and JEB Fort Story (2019) as well as the bond referendum projects will be integrated into the update creating a broader, more comprehensive Shore Drive Plan. The Bayfront Advisory Commission will be utilized as a steering committee for the development of the update, public input, coordination, and engagement with the local community. The updated plan/guidelines will include: determination of existing conditions; development of a community wide public input survey; identification of issues and opportunities; development of specific land use recommendations by corridor segment; and development of architectural/landscaping/signage/public infrastructure guidelines.

To bury the other lede:

By the way, with this current proposal YOUR real estate taxes will probably jump over 10% based on recent new assessments.

3 thoughts on ““This project first appeared in the FY 2007-08 CIP. On January 9, 2007, City Council established this project with the appropriation of FY 2005-06 fund balance from the General Fund.”

  1. Excerpt from the post: “ The Bayfront Advisory Commission will be utilized as a steering committee for the development of the update, public input, coordination, and engagement with the local community. The updated plan/guidelines will include: determination of existing conditions; development of a community wide public input survey; identification of issues and opportunities; development of specific land use recommendations by corridor segment; and development of architectural/landscaping/signage/public infrastructure guidelines.”

    My question: who is going to inform the Bayfront Advisory Committee (which even now has vacancies? How are residents and communities to get their issues addressed/presented. Who are the people on this “steering committee” and what are their relationships with developers who own property along Shore Drive?

    • It certainly appears the lack of representation for 20 years, approving just 1 more CUP, failure of activists to inspire the masses & “The City”not knowing where Shore Drive is has had consequences eh?

      • There are some very fine, established neighborhoods along Shore Drive from Norfolk line to the oceanfront. This Bayfront Advisory (steering) Committee should make it a number 1 priority to engage the citizens in these neighborhoods. One way to do that would be to reach out to the various civic leagues. I know Ocean Park has an active civic league, as does Baylake Pines, Chesapeake Beach, and Cape Story by the Sea. No doubt there are others but these I am personally familiar with. This is a heavy life for the Bayfront Advisory group. I’ve attended their meetings and would say that they need some energy. The 2 council members who serve Shore Dr, Joash Schulman and Chris Taylor, are new to council but are smart guys who hopefully will quickly assess the needs of the people along Shore Dr to promote health and safety and will help with adjusting the velocity and momentum of the committee by finding energetic participants who are NOT the plants of developers.

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