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

“The City of Virginia Beach extended a conditional use permit to Westminster to contract, among other things, a structure which violates the use regulations and density restrictions for the B-4 mixed use Shore Dive Overlay District. The Demurrers were erroneously sustained.”

The Appeal & opposition to appeal documents.

Rendering used in WAVY coverage.

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

***Updated SDCC Meeting Agenda – Councilman Moss Will Be Attending to Speak***

We apologize for the last minute notice. Please pass this information on to all your friends and we hope you will be able to attend Monday evening’s membership meeting to hear Councilman Moss speak.

Special Presentation – Councilman John Moss has accepted our last minute invitation to talk to us about current issues and projects that Council will be working on in the next few months.  Councilman Moss represents the new District #9 that covers Shore Drive from the Norfolk border to the west side of the Lesner Bridge.  Note: Councilman Jones covers the new District #8 from the east side of the Lesner to the State Park (Kendall St.).  Councilman Moss will discuss these new districts, the new Flood Protection Program and other items specific to the Bayfront area.

An updated agenda can be found below