Baylines April Newsletter from BAC

Check out the entire Baylines April ’18 edition. (3 pg PDF)

The Bayfront Advisory Commission will hear a presentation on improvements to the Shore Drive corridor, including its history, current developments and plans for the future at its April 19 meeting 3:3-40-5 p.m. at thr Virginia Beach Resiort Hotel and Conference Center.David Jarman from the Public Works Department is scheduled to provide this update and overview, which is open to the public.

“It has taken decades of planning and a court case for the city to be ready to add sand to the rapidly eroding Chesapeake Beach. And crews could start work as soon as next month, if the city borrows $1 million set aside for beach replenishment at the Oceanfront.”

Article at

It’s been eroding for years, said coastal manager Phill Roehrs, and the shrinking beach poses a threat to properties facing the Chesapeake Bay.

Photo Credit: Bill Tiernan The Virginian-Pilot

Help select our April Meeting Presentation by VB Economic Development

You’ve heard of blockchain and ICO?

Blockchain at Wikipedia:

A blockchain,[1][2][3] originally block chain,[4][5] is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography.

ICO at Investopedia:

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks.

One recent example of a technology firm VB Econ Dev brought here.

We’ve heard our Virginia Beach Economic Development team is working with partners to create unique opportunities to create funding sources to help with 3 possible vital items for VB’s sustainable growth & preservation of our unique culture.

We’re trying to line up a presentation of how one example could work.

Choose one or add your own idea below.

SDCC Special Presentation Monday March 26th @ 7:30pm – Storm Water and Shore Drive Roadway Improvements East of Lesner Bridge

SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday March 26, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Special Presentation – Storm Water and Shore Drive Roadway Improvements East of Lesner Bridge – Mr. Brad Vanderwarker and Mr. Mike Mundy, Public Works Engineers for the City of Virginia Beach, will discuss the City’s upcoming projects starting this Summer to help storm water/flooding issues between the Lesner Bridge and the State Park. They will also discuss the safety and beautification projects along Shore Drive that will start in August 2019. Brad and Mike will have project displays, handouts and will answer questions after their presentation.

You can click here to learn more about this topic.

SDCC General Meetings are open to all.  So if you care about Shore Drive and these upcoming changes, please attend and bring a friend.

#LESNERBRIDGE update: Nighttime and daytime lane closures planned for early next week.

From Wojo:

Lane closures on Eastbound (EB) Shore Drive between Dinwiddie Road and East Stratford Street will be setup the EVENINGS of March 26 and March 27, 2018.

EB Shore Drive Lane Closure at East Stratford Street for March 26 thru March 27th 2018

Paving work is scheduled (weather permitting) for two nights beginning on Monday, March 26th and ending in the early morning hours of March 28th. Working hours for each evening will be from 7:00PM to 5:00AM. Therefore, beginning the evening of Monday, March 26th at approximately 7:00 PM, single lane closures will be setup on EB Shore Drive between Dinwiddie Road and East Stratford Street. EAST STRATFORD STREET WILL BE CLOSED AT SHORE DRIVE during each of these nights, so plan accordingly.

DAYTIME Lane closures on WB SHORE DRIVE AT PAGE AVENUE will also take place on March 26th, 2018. The RIGHT lane of WB Shore Drive will be closed at Page Avenue beginning at 9:00 AM on March 26th to allow the contractor to install the new traffic signal heads on the new mast arm. At some point during the day, the RIGHT lane will be re-opened and the lane closure moved to the LEFT lane to complete signal head installation. All daytime lane closures will be removed by 3:00 PM on March 26th. If additional work is needed to complete installation of the signal heads on this mast arm, the contractor will finish their work on Tuesday, March 27th utilizing a LEFT lane closure beginning at 9:00 AM on March 27th and ending some time before 3:00 PM that day.

WB Shore Drive Lane Closure at Page Avenue for March 26 thru March 27th 2018

Please Drive Carefully as you travel through this construction zone!

Thank You,