Ocean Park fingers crossed on track to get sand from CBBT in August 2022

BAC Presentation for sand starts ~ 15 minutes in. Screenshots of slide show below. All aerials taken at low tide. Pretty cover of Ocean Park taken after sand restoration in 2013. LBR&BF currently has about 50,000 cu yards. Maple Street 15,000 cu yards.

Commonwealth of Virginia Selects Dewberry to Assist in Developing Coastal Resilience Master Plan

View entire press release.

Among its many achievements in the coastal adaptation and protection space, the Dewberry team has played a significant role in developing the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Master Plans, and was the lead consultant on the City of Virginia Beach’s recently completed Sea Level Wise planning project.

Bayfront Advisory Commission Virtual Meeting – Thurs. March 18 at 3:30pm – Special Presentation on Bay Beach Sand Replenishment

Virtual meeting is on Webex.  Information and links to join are listed after the agenda at bottom of page

 

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION

       March 18, 2021

         3:30 p.m.

      VIRTUAL MEETING

Please contact Mark Shea at 385-2908 or meshea@vbgov.com for the virtual meeting link.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Review and Approval of Minutes from 2/18/2021

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Welcome Guests and Introductions – Bob Magoon, Vice-Chair

STAFF REPORTS & UPDATES

COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES

Design – Bob Magoon, Faith Christie, Joe Bovee (volunteer)

Communications – Vacant

Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Charles Malbon

PRESENTATIONS

  • Modification of Conditional Use Permit for Overture development – identification signage.  Click here for images Overature Signage BAC Mtg
  • Shore Drive sand replenishment update – Dan Adams, Public Works

 OLD BUSINESS

 NEW BUSINESS

 COMMUNITY REPORTS & UPDATES

ADJOURN

 

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SDCC Riterates Opposition to Short Term Rental (STR) Overlay District for East Shore Drive (Cape Story by the Sea)

In light of the recent shootout at a STR and the upcoming Planning Commission vote on the STR overlay district for East Shore Drive, the SDCC has sent the following email to the Planning Commission and City Council reiterating its opposition to any STR overlay in the Shore Drive Corridor.

Dear Planning Commission Members,

As we approach your Wednesday hearing on the proposed Short Term Rental ordinance change, I wanted to share this recent occurrence in Chic’s Beach in the Shore Drive area.  Please take a moment to comprehend what you are proposing for the Cape Story by the Sea neighborhood and how similar occurrences can impact well established city neighborhoods.  Your recommendations, similar to those of City Council, will effectively change our residential neighborhood into a tourist destination similar to the oceanfront.

The following statement and attached flyer were provided by 3rd precinct officers.

Additionally, I would like to let you know that the on going issues associated with Air BnBs Rentals was a topic of conversation at the most recent Chiefs meeting. Officers have been informed that they are to forward any Air BnB issues up the chain of command. This will help develop a stronger argument backed with statistics when the issue is addressed by the city.

Again, to date, no reply or data has been provided to our requests regarding the total # of homes, total possible STRs, and explanation as to why the Cape Story neighborhood is targeted as a STR overlay compared to any other neighborhood in VB.  We have asked for information the past 2+ weeks to help with the upcoming hearing.  Since no data or any type of civic engagement outreach has been attempted for this entire process, it is still the Shore Drive Community Coalition’s recommendation to oppose any overlay created in the Cape Story neighborhood, no matter how the boundary is manipulated.

Thank you for your review of this information and we hope that you recognize that this whole process is flawed and any recommended overlay along Shore Drive is unjustified and just wrong.

Sincerely,

Todd Solomon

Shore Drive Community Coalition President

Sunday Feb. 28th Shootout at Chic’s Beach Short Term Rental – Police Seek Information

Police Detectives are circulating the following flyer in hopes to find information regarding a recent shootout that took place early Sunday morning February 28th at 4504 Ocean View Ave.  If you have any information, you are asked to contact Detective Pittman, epittman@vbgov.com

Click here to see the Police flyer Shootout Flyer

Summary: On 02/28/21, at approximately 0538 hours, an unknown type of sedan (possible Toyota Celica) occupied by at least two suspects pictured below appeared to stage outside of a party located at 4504 Oceanview Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. That vehicle moved slowly westbound appearing to have shots come out the passenger side before driving away being shot at by at least two shooters in the front yard of 4504 Oceanview. The sedan stops at Fentress/Oceanview, driver gets out firing one shot at the direction of 4504 Oceanview; the passenger gets out firing multiple shots in the same direction. Another vehicle, Jeep SUV black in color, comes from the direction of the firing of gunfire to turn off into a parking lot at Fentress/Oceanview. The driver gets out of the black Jeep (pictured below, appears female) and switches to passenger side of vehicle. The Jeep then goes back to the direction of 4504 Oceanview Avenue. Please let Detective Pittman know of any information or identification related to this incident and/or pictures below.

 

Planning Commission Hearing on Short Term Rental Overlay District – Wed. March 10th at Noon.

The Planning Commission will be voting at their Wed. March 10th meeting to adopt a proposed ordinance change to Short Term Rentals.  The meeting will be held at Noon Wednesday in the VB Convention Center.  The Commission will recommend that Short Term Rentals(STR) be allowed in a Cape Story by the Sea overlay district that includes a section of the Cape Story neighborhood north of Shore Drive between First Landing State Park and the Food Lion shopping Center.  See the image below for the supported overlay district.

All STRs outside of overlay districts will be prohibited in the future if this ordinance is approved.  So that will make Cape Story’s overlay one of only 3 areas in the City that will continue to allow STRs for the future.  The Bayfront Advisory Commission, Shore Drive Community Coalition and Cape Story by the Sea Civic Association have all voted to oppose STR overlays.  So it appears that the Planning Commission and City Council are ignoring the residents and attempting to set up a process that will be detrimental to neighborhood communities.

Anyone opposed to the proposed STR overlay district in the Shore Drive neighborhood is asked to register to speak against the ordinance at the Wednesday meeting.  You can register to speak in person or virtually at the following link.  In-person set up will be limited and socially distanced, so virtual is probably the best option if you plan to speak.

More information regarding the proposed ordinance change and the Planning Commission and City Staff review can be found here Microsoft Word – 20210310PLN-CUR-02-Short Term Rental Ordinance (vbgov.com)

To sign up to speak virtually or in-person, click here Planning Commission :: VBgov.com – City of Virginia Beach