New Ordinance & User Agreement language for private use of LBR&BFDMTS

Thanks to Public Works Director Lj Hansen, Senior Project Manager Dan Adams, City Manager Liaison Jonathan Torres, City Attorney Kay Wilson & Councilpersons Delceno Miles & John Moss, and OPCL President Danny Murphy for meeting with us Friday morning in the new Building One at the Municipal Center to work out the details of the Ordinance & User Agreement for private use of the LBR&BFDMTS.

We really appreciate the community engagement in this process!

Have any questions or comments?


Subject: Proposed Noise Ordinance – SpeakUpVB

On behalf of Council Member Tower and myself, we invite you to participate as a stakeholder and provide your feedback on this issue. City Council is soliciting input regarding the proposed amendments to the City of Virginia Beach’s noise ordinance through a survey that is now available online.

The survey can be accessed here If you do not have access to a computer or are otherwise unable to complete the online survey, please utilize the copy attached to the email to make your changes. The document can be returned to Nancy Bloom, 2401 Courthouse Dr., Suite 3054, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Please note that while comments are appreciated, the survey is requesting residents and stakeholders provide their suggested textual changes to the proposed amendments. There are two options available to participate in the online survey:

  1. Download the Word version of the proposed noise ordinance. Turn on the “Track Changes” option. Make your proposed changes. Save your document using your last name and “proposed changes.” For example: Smith-Proposed Changes. Upload the document as described in the first tab on the front page of the survey.
  2. For those not familiar with or who would prefer not to use Word’s track change function, the survey has the proposed ordinance separated into sections, each with its own comment box. If you have proposed changes within a section, please use the comment box to indicate the line number and your proposed text change. Once you have finished submitting all your changes, go to the final tab of the survey and click “Submit.”
  3. The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Once closed, the recommended changes will be provided to Council Member Tower and myself for review.
    The City will be scheduling two facilitated listening sessions to review the submitted proposed changes, one occurring in mid-to-late afternoon and one occurring early evening. We would
    PHONE: (757) 636-1534

appreciate you providing your email address when you participate in the survey so we can continue to keep you informed regarding this important issue.

Finally, enclosed is a clean copy of the proposed ordinance for your reference. The current noise ordinance can be found at (Select Code Library, then Virginia, then Virginia Beach; the relevant section is Chapter 23, Article II (Section 23-63 through Section 23- 73 of the City Code (not the City Charter)).
Rest assured that City Council has expressed as recent as the Tuesday, September 6, 2022, informal session that while a sixty-day timeline was set as forcing function, our peers on City Council have informed Council Member Tower and me to sustain a measure pace, but not to let the sixty-day deadline drive the submission of a proposal we do not believe is ready for public hearing before the full City Council.
If you have any questions concerning the survey, please contact Nancy Bloom at (757) 385- 6279.
John D. Moss Encl

BAC September 15th 330p at OPVRS. Join us!

Thanks to Hank for the Agenda.

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION meets at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad at 3769 E. Stratford Drive. (enter on side opposite Shore Drive)


1) Conditional Use Permit Application for Car Wash at 4769 Shore Drive – Grace Haverly from Kimley Horn will present updated site plans, elevations, and 3D renderings for the car wash proposal located at the southeast corner of Shore Drive and Pleasure House Road. BAC to vote yes/no on recommending support of the proposal.

“The tennis courts, basketball court and dog parks will be closed temporarily due to the installation of the utilities. Once this is completed we will evaluate if and when we will reopen these activity areas.”

More info at about Bayville Farm Park closing.

Hopefully a solution to a potential lengthy closure will be worked out.

“The Eastern Shore Drainage Improvement Project received more than $25 million from the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities national competition to fight flooding in Virginia Beach.” WOOT WOOT!

View the terrific news at

“This is going to save the taxpayers that $25 million and the saved money will be allocated to other flood remediation projects,” said Bradley Vanderwarker, the project manager.


BAC August 18th 330p at OPVRS. Join us!

Thanks to Mark for Agenda.


Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad

  3769 E. Stratford Drive 

(enter on side opposite Shore Drive)

August 18, 2022

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm


Review and Approval of Minutes from 7/21/22


Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair



Design – Bob Magoon

Communications – Vacant

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


1) Green Clean Car Wash Conditional Use Permit application – 4769 Shore Drive

2) Discussion of Virginia Beach Commercial Areas Pattern Book





Milling and Paving of Shore Drive to Start Monday Aug. 15th.

Public Works Announces Two Road Work Projects Starting on Aug. 15

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 12, 2022) — Virginia Beach Public Works has announced two road improvement projects, one on Shore Drive and another on Edwin Drive, will begin on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.  

The work on Edwin Drive (north- and southbound) will be from: 

  • Independence Boulevard to South Boulevard,
  • Expressway Drive from Edwin Drive to South Boulevard
  • Investors Place from Independence Boulevard to the cul-de-sac,
  • South Boulevard from Colonial Parkway West to Independence Boulevard
  • Southport Circle

The project on Shore Drive (east- and westbound) will occur from:

  • Kendall Street to Beech Street
  • Lynnhaven Drive from Great Neck Road North to Great Neck Road West
  • Great Neck Road West from the cul-de-sac to Adam Keeling Road
  • Adam Keeling Road from Great Neck Road North to Great Neck Road West

Both projects will include milling, paving, and pavement marking improvements. Work hours will begin at 7 p.m. each evening and end at 5 a.m. The projects will likely produce traffic delays, congestion, and some construction noise. Advanced warning signs will be clearly posted advising motorists of lane closures. Citizens are urged to use alternate traffic routes when possible.

Work on Edwin Drive is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Aug. 24. Shore Drive improvements are scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Aug. 31. All scheduled work is weather permitting.

Virginia Paving is the contractor for both projects. For additional information, contact Dennis Simon at 757-385-1470, or Lonnie Minson with Virginia Paving at 757-675-8714.