Governor McAuliffe Announces Updates to Virginia Flood Risk Information System

View Press Release:

The new VFRIS was developed by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management in partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the agency responsible for the state floodplain management program.

“Flooding is the most common natural disaster our we experience in the Commonwealth, and our Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore communities are particularly at risk for severe damages caused by recurrent flooding.” said Governor McAuliffe. “It is my hope that VFRIS becomes a mainstay for homeowners, businesses, and communities going forward. March begins Flood Safety Awareness Month and I encourage all Virginians to access VFRIS to see how a flood might affect their home or business.”

View Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS) info:

Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS) is a collaboration between DCR and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management. VFRIS helps communities, real estate agents, property buyers and property owners discern an area’s flood risk.

Launch VFRIS here.

Click screen shot to Launch VFRIS

Click screen shot to Launch VFRIS

SDCC General Meeting Agenda and Seashore Art Festival Presentation – Monday Feb 27th at 7:30pm

Click here for a printable version of the agenda – 2-27-17-sdcc-agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday February 27, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)


Special Presentation – Seashore Art Festival
Ms. Katharine Pollard, Event Coordinator, will discuss this upcoming Art Festival that will take place in First Landing State Park.  She will explain how you can become a participant, volunteer or sponsor for this event taking place in our neighborhood.  For more information you can visit the event website at of email Katharine at  Information is also posted on our website at

Officer’s Reports: Secretary – David Williams; Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak; Vice President – Wally Damon; President – Todd Solomon

Old Business- Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – New plans were presented to civic members of Long Creek Cove and other leaders.  The plans reportedly will reduce the total number of units from 261 to 200 and eliminate the 2nd planned entrance road on the east side of the development.  Updates from members attending the meeting will be discussed.  

New Business

Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) News – Mr. Wally Damon will update us on the actions of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.

City of Virginia Beach Transportation Survey – Results from the recent transportation survey will be discussed.

Community Concerns and Suggestions for 2017 – General discussion of neighborhood and community concerns that may need SDCC attention.  This is an opportunity for all to share information.

Future SDCC Presentations – Have any ideas for future presentations that you think would be interesting for the Shore Drive area, let your SDCC officers know.  Officers will make the contacts and set it up the presentation. 


Next SDCC Meeting – Monday March 27, 2017

Boat shop in Ocean Park robbed Super Bowl Sunday night. “King is asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between 7 p.m. Sunday night and 2 a.m. Monday morning to call police.”

Check story including video at

“When all the damage is done, or how they pulled it out of the dash, all the steering and everything we are talking well over $200,000 of motors,” King told News 3’s Todd Corillo Wednesday.

There’s a short Survey at that could help get Shore Drive upgraded in Ocean Park.

Question #9 please choose Shore Drive !

Question #9 please choose Shore Drive !

Help Ocean Park!

Question 9. Please rank the following roadway projects 1-8 in order of priority, with 1 being the highest priority and 8 being lowest. (Project | Unfunded Amount)
Please choose “Shore Drive Corridor Improvements Phase IV as #1 or slide it to top.

Extra bonus points.

Question 8. What else should we consider as we plan the future of public transit in Virginia Beach and the region?
Answer Question #8 by Write in: We want Shore Drive/Oceanfront Trolley Loop

Even more love for Ocean Park & Shore Drive.

Question 10. If you have any additional comments or questions, please write them here:

Click to start short survey.