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Resort Area Strategic Action Plan

Resort Area Strategic Action Plan

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. Feedback from this survey will be used to help understand what environmental features are important to residents and to assist with 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

This survey will be open through July 2, 2019. 

What are your favorite places to visit/things to do in the Resort Area? (Choose all that apply).
Beach
70%
Dining
59%
Events (concerts, festivals, etc.)
58%
Other (Please indicate below).
15%
Shopping
13%
Closed to responses | 1,154 Responses
In your opinion, what is needed at the Resort Area?
Closed for Comments

GATEWAY / SENSE OF ARRIVAL 

Which of the following locations do you think is the most important gateway to the Resort Area that should signal a sense of arrival? (Select only one ).
21st Street and the end of Interstate 264
77%
17th Street/Virginia Beach Blvd. at the Birdneck Rd. intersection
8%
Rudee District at the bridge
4%
Atlantic Ave. at the transition from the North End into the Resort Area
4%
General Booth Blvd. at the Virginia Aquarium
4%
Norfolk Ave. and Birdneck Rd. intersection
2%
Closed to responses | 1,075 Responses
When you envision a gateway, what design element would represent the Virginia Beach style/aesthetic best?
Artistic landscaping
43%
Large public art
37%
Distinct marker
32%
Accent lights
28%
Water feature
28%
Specific street furnishings
12%
Other (Please indicate below).
9%
Closed to responses | 1,021 Responses

GETTING AROUND THE RESORT AREA

What would make getting to and around the Resort Area easier? (Choose all that apply).
Safe and connected sidewalks and trails
62%
Additional structured parking (garages and lots)
56%
More frequent and convenient trolley routes or shuttles
36%
Bike Share
30%
Additional on-street parking
30%
Other (Please indicate below).
10%
Closed to responses | 1,024 Responses

PARKING

How can parking in the Resort Area be improved? (Choose all that apply).
More parking spaces in the right places (i.e. near events and gateway entrances)
65%
App that allows you to view and reserve available parking spaces in advance
50%
Drop-off areas
36%
Valet parking
14%
Other (Please indicate below).
13%
Barriers to close off areas for special events
13%
Closed to responses | 999 Responses
Would you be willing to park further away from the beach if you could take a reliable shuttle right to the sand?
Yes
61%
No (Indicate why not).
39%
Closed to responses | 1,010 Responses

STREETSCAPES

Which streets/areas do you think have the most immediate need for improvement (Please choose the two highest priorities):
17th Street/VA Beach Boulevard
48%
Atlantic Avenue (15th to 25th Street)
31%
Pacific Avenue (15th to 25th Street)
28%
Atlantic Avenue (1st to 15th Street)
22%
Pacific Avenue (1st to 15th Street)
19%
Pacific Avenue (25th to 40th Street)
15%
Norfolk Avenue
14%
Central Beach - North/South Avenues Cypress to Arctic
13%
Atlantic Avenue (25th to 40th Street)
12%
Closed to responses | 929 Responses
What do you think should be the highest priority for improvement along Atlantic Avenue? (Please choose two).
Outdoor cafe space
44%
Separate bike lanes
41%
Pedestrian-only blocks closed to vehicles
39%
Event/performance space
21%
On-street parking
19%
Separate trolley lanes
15%
Closed to responses | 971 Responses

CONNECTED OPEN SPACES / PARKS & RECREATION 

How important is it that the Resort Area have: 

Maintained public views of the ocean
Love it
83%
Like it
12%
Eh
4%
Not so much
1%
Please no
0%
Closed to responses | 1,016 Responses
Additional bathrooms at the connector parks (beach access)
Love it
67%
Like it
24%
Eh
7%
Not so much
1%
Please no
0%
Closed to responses | 1,015 Responses
Public day-use showers
Love it
36%
Like it
26%
Eh
21%
Not so much
10%
Please no
6%
Closed to responses | 1,017 Responses
Public day-use storage lockers
Eh
29%
Love it
27%
Like it
27%
Not so much
11%
Please no
6%
Closed to responses | 1,016 Responses
Enhancement of existing parks
Love it
51%
Like it
33%
Eh
12%
Not so much
3%
Please no
1%
Closed to responses | 1,013 Responses
More recreation equipment at parks
Love it
33%
Like it
29%
Eh
24%
Not so much
10%
Please no
4%
Closed to responses | 1,007 Responses
More shade at existing parks
Love it
51%
Like it
30%
Eh
13%
Not so much
4%
Please no
1%
Closed to responses | 1,010 Responses
Shelters/facilities available to rent
Eh
28%
Like it
26%
Love it
21%
Not so much
16%
Please no
9%
Closed to responses | 1,007 Responses
New parks that connect neighborhoods to the beach (green spaces further inland)
Love it
50%
Like it
27%
Eh
14%
Not so much
7%
Please no
2%
Closed to responses | 1,007 Responses
Additional event spaces
Like it
33%
Eh
26%
Love it
23%
Not so much
11%
Please no
7%
Closed to responses | 1,005 Responses
Passive green recreation areas (open spaces)
Love it
50%
Like it
34%
Eh
12%
Not so much
3%
Please no
2%
Closed to responses | 1,002 Responses
Public Art
Love it
50%
Like it
25%
Eh
16%
Not so much
6%
Please no
4%
Closed to responses | 1,012 Responses
Performance Space
Like it
40%
Love it
27%
Eh
21%
Not so much
8%
Please no
4%
Closed to responses | 1,003 Responses

DEDICATED MANAGEMENT ENTITY

Do you think that the Resort Area could benefit from a dedicated management entity that would be responsible for keeping the area clean, green, safe and welcoming?
Yes
80%
No (Explain why not below).
20%
Closed to responses | 985 Responses
Would you support having a dedicated management entity if the city had to levy an additional tax on property owners in this area to pay for it?
No
61%
Yes
39%
Closed to responses | 993 Responses

POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Which of the following large-scale development proposals do you think are most needed?
Virginia Beach Pier Replacement
51%
Rudee Loop Redevelopment (Type of development not yet defined).
31%
Convention Center Hotel
17%
Closed to responses | 951 Responses