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The project logo Entertainment District

The Entertainment District is the area between 14th and 20th streets bounded by the oceanfront and Birdneck Rd. The focus of the Entertainment District, as outlined in the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan, is to create a variety of family-friendly amenities that offer year-round entertainment and activity options for residents and visitors alike. In addition to the Dome Site project, which was the subject of a similar survey that ran Jan 14-Feb 15, 2018, the City is considering using Tourism Investment Program funds, made up mostly of tourism-related taxes and fees like hotel taxes, portions of the restaurant taxes and rental fees, to fund the development of two other projects and parking to support the district. This survey asks for your input about the features and amenities you might like to see in a public pier and how you might use a sports center. While the pier could be built anywhere between 5th and 40th streets, it would be considered an addition to the entertainment amenities located in the resort. 

The survey will be open for input through March 30, 2018

 

Pier Project

This project contemplates the construction of a public concrete pier as an extension to the public boardwalk. It could be built anywhere between 5th and 40th streets, replacing the existing private wooden pier. It would induce additional private investment with redevelopment.

How important are the following elements of the project?

Public access to the pier
Love It
59%
Like It
20%
Please No
9%
Eh...
8%
Not So Much
4%
Closed to responses | 2,507 Responses
Public parking nearby
Love It
71%
Like It
16%
Please No
6%
Eh...
5%
Not So Much
2%
Closed to responses | 2,481 Responses
Ride Share Drop Off/Pickup Zones
Love It
46%
Like It
27%
Eh...
15%
Please No
7%
Not So Much
5%
Closed to responses | 2,459 Responses
Opportunities to fish off the pier
Love It
42%
Like It
24%
Eh...
16%
Not So Much
9%
Please No
9%
Closed to responses | 2,489 Responses
Bicycle Parking
Love It
61%
Like It
21%
Eh...
10%
Please No
5%
Not So Much
4%
Closed to responses | 2,460 Responses

Entertainment and Retail Mix

Which of the following types of entertainment should be considered for development of the private sector investments on and around the public pier?

Skywheel with closed gondola-like cars
Please No
27%
Love It
25%
Like It
20%
Eh...
17%
Not So Much
11%
Closed to responses | 2,467 Responses
Surfing museum or Virginia Beach Surfing Hall of Fame
Like It
25%
Eh...
25%
Love It
20%
Not So Much
15%
Please No
15%
Closed to responses | 2,457 Responses
Marine life exhibit(s)
Love It
41%
Like It
32%
Eh...
13%
Please No
8%
Not So Much
5%
Closed to responses | 2,449 Responses
Children's Interactive/Experiential Museum
Love It
44%
Like It
29%
Eh...
13%
Please No
8%
Not So Much
6%
Closed to responses | 2,451 Responses
Interactive and children's themed game and retail uses (Experiential Retail)
Like It
30%
Love It
26%
Eh...
22%
Please No
12%
Not So Much
10%
Closed to responses | 2,444 Responses
Fishing contests/tournaments
Like It
29%
Love It
25%
Eh...
24%
Not So Much
11%
Please No
10%
Closed to responses | 2,438 Responses
Surfing contests
Love It
37%
Like It
33%
Eh...
16%
Please No
8%
Not So Much
6%
Closed to responses | 2,437 Responses
Fireworks
Love It
57%
Like It
23%
Eh...
10%
Please No
7%
Not So Much
3%
Closed to responses | 2,444 Responses
Live Music
Love It
69%
Like It
17%
Please No
6%
Eh...
5%
Not So Much
2%
Closed to responses | 2,445 Responses
Public park/Green space
Love it
75%
Like it
15%
Please No
4%
Eh...
4%
Not So Much
1%
Closed to responses | 2,435 Responses
Dog water station
Love it
51%
Like it
24%
Eh...
12%
Please No
8%
Not So Much
5%
Closed to responses | 2,440 Responses
What other types of entertainment would you like to see?
Closed to responses
What types of restaurants would you like to see?
Closed to responses
What types of retail would you like to see?
Closed to responses
What other public amenities would you like to see?
Closed for Comments

Sports Center

This facility would be built near the Virginia Beach Convention Center to support and grow the City's sports tourism market. This market consists of traveling sports teams and tournaments. 

Being a spectator at collegiate tournaments
Love It
30%
Please No
22%
Like It
19%
Eh...
15%
Not So Much
14%
Closed to responses | 1,395 Responses
Being a spectator at high school tournaments
Eh...
24%
Like It
22%
Please No
20%
Not So Much
20%
Love It
15%
Closed to responses | 1,393 Responses
Using the center for local league play
Like It
32%
Love It
22%
Eh...
19%
Please No
16%
Not So Much
11%
Closed to responses | 1,391 Responses
Do you currently travel to participate in sporting events?
No
74%
Yes
26%
Closed to responses | 1,388 Responses
If you travel to participate in sporting activities for yourself and/or children, how far do you travel?
We don't travel
63%
No more than 50 miles from Virginia Beach
12%
Between 101 and 250 miles from Virginia Beach
8%
Between 51 and 100 miles from Virginia Beach
7%
Anywhere in the US
5%
More than 251 miles from Virginia Beach
4%
We travel internationally
1%
Closed to responses | 1,203 Responses
Your zip code:
Do you work in a hospitality business that's located along the Virginia Beach oceanfront?
No
96%
Yes, restaurant
1%
Yes, hotel/motel
1%
Yes, retail
1%
Yes, entertainment
1%
Closed to responses | 890 Responses
Your Age:
41 - 55
32%
56 - 65
25%
26 - 40
22%
66+
18%
18 - 25
3%
Younger than 18
0%
Closed to responses | 1,396 Responses
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Is there anything not mentioned in this survey you would like to be considered in the development of these properties?
Closed for Comments