Last week Chris Michael and I made our monthly pilgrimage across the street to the VBDA meeting. The City of Virginia Beach Development Authority facilitates the expansion of the tax base through increased business investment. This is always an information-packed meeting with an impressive cast of characters thoughtfully steering Virginia Beach through its ongoing success.
Some of the highlights of the meeting included:
- Request for approval of three-year extension to Town Center Option Land Agreement for Block 2 (former Beacon site), Block 9 (green space), and strip of land adjacent to One Columbus Center. This was approved by the authority.
- Town Center update – Target and Walgreens to open this fall, and Pembroke Mall is planning new main entrance.
- The Centerville SGA (Strategic Growth Area) planning will start May 2nd, and the Hilltop SGA is in progress.
- Form Based Code and Parking Strategy –The City is issuing a revised version of the code based on stake holder comments this month on April 23rd.
Barry Frankenfield and Ashby Moss presented the 2012 Update on the Oceanfront Form-Based Code – take a look at the highlights they provided…