Monday May 22nd SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Click here for a printable version of the agenda 5.22.17 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday May 22, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Note date is a week early due to Memorial Day

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

Special Presentation Lesner Bridge Sculpture “The Canoes” –  Ms. Nina Goodale-Salazar, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach will explain the process for choosing the piece and will also discuss how it is being funded.

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 – Brief update.  Presentation made to Bayfront Advisory Committee (BAC).  Councilman Jim Wood questioning why a traffic light isn’t warranted at the intersection of North Great Neck and Lynnhaven Drive.

Proposed Development West of 7-11 near Marlin Bay Drive/Shore Drive – Update on proposed commercial building with a deck bar proposed for wooded, wetland area west of 7-11.  Variance request was scheduled for Monday May 22nd at Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board.

Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Thoughts and feedback welcomed.  Route 35, Bayfront Shuttle Starting May 21, ride the VB Wave from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to First Landing State Park, the North End beaches, and all the wonderful Bayfront restaurants on Shore Drive. Daily, May 21 to Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. until Midnight, every 45 minutes. Fri-Sat-Sun, September 8 to October 1, 8:00 a.m. until Midnight, every 45 minutes

New Business

City Proposed Parking Lot and Kayak Launch at Pleasure House Point (PHP)- Update on the City’s plans to create a kayak launch and supporting 16 space parking lot on the natural park at PHP. City says the plans were always part of the Management Plan for PHP. What happens next?  Are the additions really necessary?

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

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.

Upcoming Presentations: 

June 26th – Community Rating System (CRS) for Residents in Flood Zones – Ms. Whitney McNamara, City Planning Department will provide an update on the City’s application to FEMA/HUD CRS program. This is the program that all but 2 cities in Hampton Roads participate and can bring a 5% to 30% reduction in your flood insurance premiums.

 Next SDCC Meeting – Monday June 26, 2017

May Baylines from Bayfront Advisory Committee

View May Baylines. (PDF)

Times have shifted for the Bayfront Advisory Commission’s special Outreach ’17 special community input initiative. The public meeting will still follow the BAC’s regular May 18 meeting. But the time has been shifted to 4:30 to 6 p.m. to accommodate extra items on the regular meeting agenda.

And:

City Council has appointed Capt. Joey Frantzen, commanding officer of the JEB Little Creek-Fort Story as ex-officio member of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.

SDCC General Meeting Agenda – Monday April 24th

Click here for a printable version of the agenda 4.24.17 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday April 24, 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 – No Special Presentation

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 – Brief update.  Developer plans to present to the Planning Commission as early as June.  The developer told Cape Story Civic Association that the dredge transfer land would be added to the proffer for unbuildable natural area to prevent it from being used as such.  City traffic studies supposedly show that traffic counts won’t be high enough and a potential for increased accidents prevent a stop light from being installed at N Great Neck and Lynnhaven Dr.

Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Update on City’s plans for the test route.  City and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) are working on finalizing the bus stops and should have a brochure created soon.

New Business

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

Road/Pedestrian Safety on Shore Drive – VB Works (See-Click-Fix) has been used to identify possible improvement to pedestrian crossing at Red Tide and Shore Drive.  Better signage identifying pedestrian right of way when in crosswalk and confirmation of adequate operation of motion detection system were addressed.  

City of Virginia Beach Bike and Trails Plan Input  – The City is asking for public input on this plan.  Residents can take an online survey and also provide comment using Virtual Town Hall.  Comments will be taken until April 30th.  So if you ride a bike or use sidewalks and trails, let the City hear your opinions.  Click here for City website links

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.

 

Next SDCC Meeting – Monday May 22, 2017

(Please note the meeting is a week early due to Memorial Day)

April Baylines from Bayfront Advisory Committee

View April Baylines. (PDF)

This edition includes info like:

Years of planning will culminate April 20 when the Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation and artist Donald Lipski unveil the design for the public art creation that will be erected on the southwest side of the new Lesner Bridge at the Bayfront Advisory Committee meeting.

The meeting, open to the public, will include presentations by Lipski and Foundation Chairman Andy Fine discussing and showing the inspiration behind the artwork. The presentation will take place at the 3:30 p.m. meeting in the Sunset Room of the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive.

Remember taking the survey? Transit Planning Public Engagement Summary February ‘17.

First off, THANK YOU For participating in survey if you did.

Your feedback DOES make a difference.

View entire PDF at VBGov.com here.

View & download entire Transit Planning Public Engagement Summary (86 page PDF)

There are a ton of great well thought out comments in the entire package.

Some sample feedback including 215 first place votes for Shore Drive Ocean Park Phase IV roadway project.

City of VB hosting Transit Planning Workshop – Wed. March 22nd @ 6pm

Transit Planning Community Workshop – Part II

​​​​​​Let’s get going!  ​​​​​​​​​​Join us Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts to learn about and help plan our transportation future.
Residents are invited to help plan improvements to public transportation in Virginia Beach and throughout our region. This interactive session will review work to date, including feedback from more than 560 survey responses following the first public meeting (Jan-Feb 2017). We’ll look at potential new routes as well as issues involving frequency, schedules and more.

Click here for more details on this workshop