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The project logo Resort Area Strategic Action Plan 2019 Update

The project logo Resort Area Strategic Action Plan 2019 Update

The Resort Area Strategic Action Plan was adopted in December of 2008. Since adoption, many of the strategic goals have been achieved through projects like the Laskin Gateway, the ViBe Connectivity Plan, Grommet Island Park, Hillier Ignite Fitness Park, and more. There are currently projects underway such as the redevelopment of the Dome Site, the Sports Center, 18th and 19th street improvements, and more which will bring about exciting and positive change in the Resort Area. The City, along with the Work Program Architects consultant team, is asking for your support in reviewing past goals and setting new priorities for the next decade of growth in the Resort Area. 

For more information about the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan (RASAP), visit www.vbgov.com/resortsga

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This survey will be open for responses through Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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The Virginia Aquarium is the most visited cultural attraction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with approximately 700,000 visitors each year. What are you most excited about in the Virginia Aquarium’s proposed expansion plans?
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21st Street Gateway

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The 21st Street Gateway was selected in the June survey as being the most important to create a sense of welcome and arrival to the Resort Area. Take a look at the rendering and tell us what you think about the following elements.
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What other features would you include at the 21st Street Gateway?
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What features would you specifically not want to include at the 21st Street Gateway?
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Resort Area Parking

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Take a look at the Resort Area Mobility map. Where do you think additional public parking is needed in the Resort Area? (Select all that apply).
17th Street area east of Pacific Ave.
21st Street area east of Pacific Ave.
In the ViBe Creative District
36th Street area east of Pacific Ave
Other (indicate below)
Closed to responses
What parking areas farther away from the beach would you use if a fun, free, predictable, air-conditioned shuttle (with enough room to hold beach stuff) were provided? (Select all that apply).
Aquarium Parking area on General Booth
Sports Center parking area on Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach Middle School Parking Lot on 25th Street
Cooke Elementary School Parking Lot on 14th Street
Other (indicate below)
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Atlantic and Pacific Avenue Streetscapes 

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In the June survey, Atlantic and Pacific Avenues from 15th to 25th streets were voted in need of the most immediate streetscape improvement. Take a look at the interim rendering (existing curbs remain in place) and tell us what you think about the following ideas.
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The ViBe District 

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The ViBe District is thriving, and components of its Connectivity Plan from 2017 still need to be implemented. Take a look at the plan and let us know which three aspects you think are the most important. (Please select only three).
Permanent signage for placemaking & wayfinding
Clear connection between ViBe and MOCA
Artistic Crosswalks
Wide sidewalks on Mediterranean Avenue
Designated bicycle lanes on 17th Street
More on-street parallel parking
Stormwater and utility infrastructure upgrades (underground power lines, mitigate flooding)
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Green & Open Spaces

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More parks and greenspaces are needed both at the Oceanfront and connecting west into the neighborhoods. Take a look at the proposed map of Connected Green & Open Spaces. Where you think additional green space is most needed?
Rudee Loop
17th Street Oceanfront Park Expansion
Dome Site
Seabridge Square Park Expansion
Other (indicate where)
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Rudee Loop

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In the June public meeting and survey, Rudee Loop was voted the park to design and implement first. Take a look at the rendering and tell us what you think about the main elements.
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What other features would you include at Rudee Loop?
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What features would you specifically not want to include at Rudee Loop?
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The City is considering enhancing services in the core of the Resort Area. What additional amenities and services do you think are needed? (Select all that apply).
Placemaking and Wayfinding
New types of Special Events / Parades & Festivals
Enhanced maintenance (street cleaning, litter pickup)
Beautification and landscaping
Public Art
Other (please indicate what)
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Integrating workforce housing for teachers, police, fire-fighters, and hospitality-industry employees into the Resort Area will support a walkable community and will help alleviate congestion and parking issues. Where are key places to start to develop workforce housing?
Rudee Loop
Laskin Gateway
Central Beach (17th – 22nd Street, Arctic Avenue to Birdneck Road)
Marina District (Winston Salem Avenue Area)
Pacific Avenue (East and West Sides)
West Side of Atlantic Avenue
Other (please indicate below)
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If you could describe the future of the City of Virginia Beach in three words, what would they be?
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