FINAL Reminder Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Improvements – Public Information Meeting May 11th – 6-8pm – Bayside Recreation Center

Update about meeting!

Press release about meeting.

Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Improvements page.

“Definitely happening in May extending into June”

About Ocean Park beach being “truly restored” like Chix Beach was:

“This is a substantial volume of sand.”

Watch discussion by Jim White & Dan Adams with Prez of OPCL.

About “truly restored” vs “placement sites” for beach nourishment:

“Then we’re going to turn our sights on Cape Henry Beaches.”

About the pile of sand at Lynnhaven Boat Ramp:

“We plan on doing a truck haul, & place that material between Page Avenue & the gazebo at Duck Inn.”

About volume of sand:

“Truly restored” Ocean Park beach is getting ~ 400,000 cubic yards, LBR holds ~ 60,000 cubic yards, when Lynnhaven Inlet is dredged – happening soon – that yields ~ 100,000 cubic yards.

More info here.

Sunk boats near Lesner Bridge GONE!

Learn more about VDRF who did the work, how you can help & more!

Some Instagram scoop:

BAC Agenda for April 21 ‘22 330pm at OPVRS

See ya there!

From Mark:


BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad

  3769 E. Stratford Drive 

(enter on side opposite Shore Drive)

April 21, 2022

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm

There’ll be an update.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Review and Approval of Minutes from 3/17/22

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair

STAFF REPORTS & UPDATES

​Eastern Shore Drainage Lynnhaven Colony Pump Station

Open Space Program

64th Street Oyster Project (tentative)

COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES

Design – Bob Magoon

Communications – Vacant

​Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Martin Thomas

PRESENTATIONS/COMMISSION ITEMS

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

COMMUNITY REPORTS & UPDATES

ADJOURN

“UPDATE FOR CXB ON LITIGATION CHALLENGING CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF REZONING AND REDEVELOPMENT OF WINDSONG APARTMENT SITE ALONG PLEASURE HOUSE ROAD”

MARCH 21, 2022

On January 19, 2021, over objections of our Civic League, City Council approved (7 to 3) Collier’s application to rezone the 15-acre Windsong Site, and to redevelop it increasing the number of residential units there from 272 to 411, a 51% increase, decreasing the amount of land capable to absorbing stormwater, providing fewer parking spaces than standard zoning rules require, permitting construction of two 4-story apartment buildings 10 feet from Northampton Boulevard, and one 3-story apartment building 5 feet from Pleasure House Road.

Approval was made with scant consideration as to whether the approved redevelopment would urbanize and transform the character of our long-established community, impair the efficacy and safety of our roadways, and cause stormwater runoff damage to our roads and our residences.

In February 2021, about 40 of us filed an action in Circuit Court seeking to have approval of the Windsong Site rezoning and redevelopment plan declared unlawful. We contended that approval violated specific provisions of the Virginia Beach Zoning Ordinance and its Comprehensive Plan.

The City Council and Collier challenged our right to judicial review.

On August 5, 2021, without any explanation, Circuit Court dismissed our action denying us access to judicial review of City Council’s approval.

On December 13, 2021, we filed our petition for appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court, asking the state Supreme Court to permit us to appeal.

The City Council and Collier challenged our right to judicial review.

On August 5, 2021, without any explanation, Circuit Court dismissed our action denying us access to judicial review of City Council’s approval.

On December 13, 2021, we filed our petition for appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court, asking the state Supreme Court to permit us to appeal.

On March 9, 2022, the Supreme Court scheduled a 10-minute period after 9 a.m. during the morning of April 5, 2022, for us to make oral argument in Richmond to support our petition. George Squires will argue. Although they prohibit the in-person attendance of observers, except attorneys for City Council and Collier, they permit anyone to hear a live feed of the argument by using the following link:

http://www.vacourts.gov/courts/scv/home.html