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.

“More than six times that amount will be placed on the beach beginning early next year.”

Article about eroded Ocean Park beach at Pilotonline.com.

The city is partnering with the Virginia Port Authority, which is deepening the channel used by container ships bound for the Norfolk Harbor. Great Lakes Dredge & Dry Dock, which replenished the Oceanfront beach three years ago, will pump “beach quality sand” dredged from the channel onto Ocean Park beach.

Eastern Shore Drive Stormwater Improvements (CIP 7-151) presentation slides

Thanks to Mr Bradley W. Vanderwarker CoVB Engineer responsible for this crucial project for providing this presentation & especially for continuing to come out to meetings to share project updates, take questions & provide timely updates on a daily & weekly basis.

You may remember this is work being done before Phase 3 work starts.

“Ocean Park residents in Shore Drive area strongly oppose the proposed 200 unit apartment complex”

News at WTKR.com.

According to the City Planning Department, the area is zoned for duplexes or single-family homes much like what’s behind it near Pleasure House [Point] Natural Area.

“The Department of Public Works is seeking feedback on citizens’ knowledge and opinions of the City’s flood protection initiatives.”

The input will assist us in the planning and development of a flood protection program that will address residential and roadway flooding throughout the City and the focus of a potential referendum on the ballot this November.