Baylines October Newsletter from BAC

View October 18 Baylines (5 page PDF)

A proposed ordinance governing short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods has been referred to the Planning Commission for eventual return to the City Council, B. Kay Wilson, deputy city attorney told the Bayfront Advisory Commission.

The latest iteration of the city’s efforts to govern when homes are rented for fewer than 30 days, the proposal would require property owners to seek a conditional use zoning permit from the City Council, with some exceptions.

One such exception would “grandfather” owners whose properties were operating as short-term rentals as of July 1 and were registered legally and had paid applicable taxes by that deadline. Homesharing, in which an owner rents all or part of the property for no more than 30 consecutive days continues to live there during such rentals, can take place anywhere in the city, Wilson said, as long as they are registered and pay taxes. . . .

Proposed Ocean Shore Shoppes LLC headed for BZA on October 3rd

Case 2018-BZA-00056
Applicant: Ocean Shore Shoppes LLC Representative: Eddie Bourdon, Sykes Bourdon, Ahern & Levy
Address: 3301 Ocean Shore Ave GPIN: 1489-89-3069
Zoning District: B-4
Staff: Kevin Kemp

Project: Proposed Residential Duplex and Retail Building
• 15-foot front yard setback from the property line adjacent to Ocean Shore Ave, instead of 35-feet as required;
• 15-foot side corner setback from the property line adjacent to Cherry Tree Place, instead of 35-feet as required.

View BZA Oct 3 Case # 2018-BZA-00056 (16 page PDF)

Board of Zoning Appeals at

City Council Candidate Forums for October

Here are some opportunities for you to learn about candidates in our upcoming November City Council Elections.  Fourm list provided by the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations (VBCCO).

Wednesday October 10th – Forum is for the two Mayoral Candidates and the six candidates running for the two at-large seats – Sponsored by Lynnhaven River Now.  6:30pm at the Zeider’s American Dream Theater in Town Center.

Monday October 15th – City Council Candidate Forum.  Sponsored by the Sandbridge Civic League. 7:00pm at the Sandbridge Community Chapel

Wednesday, October 17th – Forum is for the candidates running for the Beach, Bayside, Lynnhaven, Centerville, and Princess Anne District seats. – Sponsored by Lynnhaven River Now. 6:30pm at the Zeider’s American Dream Theater in Town Center.

Thursday October 18th – City Council Candidate Forum. Sponsored by the Farm Bureau. 6:30pm at the Creeds Ruitan Community Complex 1057 Princess Anne Road

Saturday Sept 29th 9:00am to Noon – E-cycling Event at the Virgina Aquarium (Electronics and Hazardous Wastes)

Personal note: this is a very efficient set up and a great way to dispose of any hazardous material you may have in your house or garage.  You don’t even have to get out of your vehicle.  A loop is set up in the east parking lot and you just drive around it, the volunteers empty you vehicle and you drive home.

Gather up Old Electronics and Hazardous Waste and Dispose of Them Responsibly at the Fall E-cycling Event Sept. 29

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is partnering with Goodwill Industries, Virginia Beach Public Works and TFC Recycling to offer its semi-annual e-cycling event Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The e-cycling event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the aquarium’s east parking lot. The following items will be accepted:

Personal electronic recyclable items include:
Personal computers and laptops
Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
Circuit boards and components
Monitors and flat screens
Fax machines
Stereo equipment and game systems
Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.
***Note that cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions cannot be accepted***

Household Hazardous Waste items include:
Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
Aerosol spray cans
Automotive fluids
Batteries: alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), boat, car, camera, cell phone, hearing aid, lead acid, lithium, rechargeable, truck
Household cleaners
Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
Pool chemicals
Light bulbs – small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
Oil and water based paint
Propane tanks (small – up to 20 lb. capacity)


Route 35 Detour for Arctic & 19th – Route 35 operates weekends until Sept. 30th

Route 35 is the Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle.  It operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 30th.

Arctic & 19th Detour Revised
Effective: Monday, September 17, 2018
Due to construction, the bus shelters at Arctic Ave/19th Street will be inaccessible from Monday, September 17, 2018, to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Portions of Arctic Avenue and 19th Street will also be closed during construction. The Arctic Ave/19th Street bus lineup for the Routes 33, and 960 will be moved to the bus loop along southbound Pacific Avenue at 19th Street. The Route 20, and 35 will service a temporary stop on southbound Pacific Avenue adjacent to the bus loop before 19th Street. The routes will be detoured as follows:

Stops Missed
6066 Arctic & 19th
1096 Arctic & Virginia Beach Blvd

Route 35


via Pacific Ave.:
R – 19th Street
L – Atlantic Ave.
L – 22nd Street
L – Pacific Ave.
Service at Temp Stop on Pacific Ave. at 19th Street (NOT IN THE LOOP)


to Shore Dr.:
L – 19th Street
L – Atlantic Ave.
L – 22nd Street
R – Pacific Ave.
Regular Route


via Pacific Ave.:
Service at Temp Stop on Pacific Ave. at 19th Street (NOT IN THE LOOP)

For more information, please visit or call 757-222-6100.
Para más información en español, por favor llame 757-222-6000.
Dial 711 for TTY service provided by Virginia Relay.

Thank you for riding with Hampton Roads Transit!
Removal Date:


What are those blue signs on Shore Drive next to PHP ? Proposed 3925 Shore Drive single family houses & swimming pools.

3925 Shore Drive 20180924-PCD-CBPA-Staff Report (14 page PDF)

Variance Request
Encroachment into the Resource Protection Area (RPA) 50 foot landward buffer and variable width buffer to construct 2 single family residences with a shared driveway.

“Hurricane Florence no longer viewed as life-threatening for Virginia Beach, city manager says”

View article at

Hansen said during Wednesday’s briefing that the current forecast shows conditions equivalent to “less than a nor’easter.” He said that wind conditions are not expected to reach hurricane level and “will be on the low end of tropical storm, at best,” giving him more optimism for vulnerable areas like Sandbridge and the rural areas.

“An informed citizen would probably have waited to the last movement of the storm before making that decision” to evacuate, he said.

Visit NOAA Hurricane Center for Florence.

“This graphic is created by the NWS/NCEP Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and shows rainfall potential for the United States when a tropical cyclone threatens land. The graphic is displayed as a Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), which shows rainfall totals for a specified time period, based on forecaster discretion.”