“Future residential uses should strive to achieve the lowest reasonable density to be compatible with the existing neighborhood residential density.”



News about Marlin Bay Apartments speculative development plan on tv tonight.

“It’s just the latest actions in what has become a perennial and frustrating issue in the coastal community.”

News at WAVY.com about yet another change in STR regulations.

Mayor Bobby Dyer, council members John Moss, Aaron Rouse and Sabrina Wooten voted against the new requirements for all current and future short-term rental operators.

“The BAC passed a motion to not support the project stating that it did not meet the density recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan or the . . .”

View current plan for Marlin Bay Apartments.

Choices will be made at Planning Commission Meeting September 8th 2021 that will affect future generations – not only in Virginia Beach.

Is 197 apartments adjacent to Pleasure House Point the best land use of this parcel in The Gateway to Virginia Beach located near the internationally renowned Brock Environmental Center in a City that is 2nd nationally for impact from sea level rise after only New Orleans?

View details about Planning Commission Hearing

A Public Hearing of the Virginia Beach Planning Commission will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, Building 1, 2nd Floor at 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Members of the public will be able to observe the Planning Commission meeting through livestreaming on http://www.vbgov.com, broadcast on VBTV, and via WebEx. Citizens who wish to speak can sign up to speak either in-person at the Council Chamber or virtually via WebEx by completing the two-step process below. A Staff briefing session will be held at 9:00 a.m.. All interested parties are invited to observe.

Note: Proposal is ~ 50 units/acre. Proffers can be changed by future City Councils.

Road work on Pleasure House Road starts tomorrow, Wednesday September 1

From official News Release:

News Release


August 31, 2021

VA Beach Public Works Announces Road Work on Pleasure House Road

Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that a road improvement project on Pleasure House Road will begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

The work will be on Pleasure House Road from Independence Boulevard to Northampton Boulevard – both northbound and southbound lanes.

The work will include milling, paving, and pavement marking improvements.

The work hours will begin at 7 p.m. each evening and end at 5 a.m. The project 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.

All scheduled work is weather permitting. The project is scheduled to be completed by September 16, 2021.

Virginia Paving is the contractor for the project.

For additional information, please contact Dennis Simon at (757) 385-1470, or Lonnie Minson with Virginia Paving at (757) 675-8714. ### News Releases: VBgov.com/PW/News City of Virginia Beach | Public Works Department | Virginia Beach, VA 23456

“Resolution to AUTHORIZE the issuance of Residential Care Facility Revenue Bonds not to exceed $110-Million by the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) re Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay”

View public comment & discussion at City Council Formal Session that starts at about 1 hour 3 minutes.

View discussion at Virginia Beach Development Authority August 17th.

Flood Protection Program Funding Being Put to a Vote.Residents will vote on referendum during November General Election.

Learn more about this crucial vote at VBGOV.com:

Shall the City of Virginia Beach issue general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $567,500,000 pursuant to the City Charter and the Public Finance Act to fund the design and construction of flood mitigation measures as part of a comprehensive citywide flood protection program that includes the following Phase 1 projects:

Chubb Lake/Lake Bradford Outfall, Church Point/Thoroughgood Drainage Improvements, … , Eastern Shore Drive – Elevate Lynnhaven Drive, Eastern Shore Drive – Phase I, Section 1F Improvements, Eastern Shore Drive – Phase I, Section 1G Improvements, Eastern Shore Drive – Poinciana Pump Station …

Chubb Lake / Lake Bradford Area project at VBGOV.com .

Eastern Shore Drive – Phase I at VBGOV.com.