“Save the Old Cavalier”? Join the discussion at the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement (HRCCE)

Visit the Project page including a way to submit questions for a Live Chat scheduled for March 13 noon – 1pm:

…The sale is a court-ordered transaction involving private property. As such, the City of Virginia Beach has little control over the sale of the hotel other than the ability to enforce existing zoning laws. The City’s Historic Preservation Commission, however, would like to protect the old Cavalier Hotel on the basis of it historic and architectural merit. A special committee convened by Mayor Will Sessoms and chaired by Mac Rawls, former chair of the Historic Preservation Commission and former Director of the City’s Museums and History Resources Department, has been appointed to study possible uses for the old hotel and make recommendations to City Council regarding the hotel and the City’s role in protecting it.


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