Wed. May 11th Public Meeting on Eastern Shore Drive Storm Water Improvements – Additional Background Documents

The following document is being provided as additional background information for the planned City public information meeting to be held on Wednesday May 11th to update the residents on planned storm water projects for Eastern Shore Drive.

Please check the links contained in this document to get to the detailed plans for each project. They will explain engineering processes for how designs were chosen as well as detail possible site/home acquisitions or eminent domain alternatives.

Sat. April 16th Recycling Event at Mt. Trashmore to Celebrate Earth Day.

Electronics, Hazardous Wastes, Old Medications/Pills are all accepted.

9 am – 1 pm on April 16 | Mount Trashmore (Parking lot next to YMCA) 

Come out to Mt. Trashmore where a recycle zone will be set up for the general public to be able to drop off items to vendors such as hazardous household waste, documents for off-site shredding, electronics, old medications, and pills as part of the VB Police Dept. “Prescription Take-Back Program”. In partnership with AAA, Car Batteries and Children Automobile Safety Seats will be available for drop off as well. 

Wed May 11th – Va Beach Public Works to Hold Public Meeting Update on Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Project

Va Beach Public Works to Hold Public Meeting Update on Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Project

The Virginia Beach Public Works – Stormwater Engineering program has scheduled a public meeting for the Eastern Shore Drive Drainage on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, between 6 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road. 

This will be an informal public meeting, beginning with a 30-minute update presentation on the Eastern Shore Drainage Project – Phase (CIP 7-151) – as well as group discussions about key issues in the project area. Representatives from Public Works will be available to answer questions following the presentation and group discussions.

Attendees will also be asked to complete an online survey to provide feedback on the presentation, as well as any comments or concerns.  

“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

Bayfront Advisory Commission public meeting March 17 330p at OPVRS

From Mark:

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad

  3769 E. Stratford Drive 

(enter on side opposite Shore Drive)

March 17, 2022

 

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Review and Approval of Minutes from 2/17/22

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair

 

STAFF REPORTS & UPDATES

​Election districts court case

Council liaison meeting update

Channel dredging

Lesner Bridge lighting

Project updates from PW

Community Revitalization Guidelines

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

BAC Feb 17 330pm at OPVRS Agenda & previous draft meeting notes.

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION
Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
3769 E. Stratford Drive
(enter on side opposite Shore Drive)
February 17, 2022

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of Minutes from 1/20/22

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair

STAFF REPORTS & UPDATES
​Stormwater Regulations

COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES

Design – Bob Magoon
Communications – Vacant
Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Martin Thomas

PRESENTATIONS/COMMISSION ITEMS

Discuss Strategic Priority update information

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

COMMUNITY REPORTS & UPDATES

ADJOURN