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The project logo Preserving History in Virginia Beach

The project logo Preserving History in Virginia Beach

Help plan the update of the City’s Historic Preservation Strategic Plan by sharing your input. The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is interested in learning about your concerns, priorities, and ideas regarding the city’s historic and cultural assets, which may include places, buildings, structures, artifacts, landscapes, and other sites important to the community, are essential for the strategic planning process. The results of this survey will assist in development of the strategic plan, providing guidance for the Commission, City staff, and the community in the management of its collective historic assets.

The City and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources have partnered to develop the strategic plan update through the state Cost Share grant program.  The plan will meet state and Federal standards for community preservation planning.  Commonwealth Preservation Group, a cultural resource management firm, will lead public discussion and compile the strategic plan document.  For more information about the strategic plan project, contact Mark Reed, historic preservation planner, 757-385-8573, [email protected].

This survey will be open through May 16, 2021

How are you involved in historic preservation in Virginia Beach? Please select the answer that best applies to you.
Interested in local history/preservation
Enjoy visiting historic places or sites
New to preservation
Owner of historic property
Owner of business located in historic building or district
Preservation or museum Non-profit board member or staff person
Realtor/Real estate agent
Real estate developer
Appointed to a city commission
City staff
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Which of the following is your favorite place to visit in Virginia Beach?
Resort Area
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School
Thoroughgood House Museum
Back Bay Wildlife Refuge/False Cape State Park
Pungo
Sandbridge
Other - please describe
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Which of the images below contain historic buildings, sites, or places? Select all that apply.
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How important are historic resources for Virginia Beach tourism?
Not at all important
Slightly important
Important
Fairly important
Very important
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Which of the following should be considered priorities in preservation planning? Please select up to 3 and rank them in order of importance.
Which archaeological sites should be considered a priority for assessment and investigation? Please select up to 3 and rank them by order of importance.
What factors should be considered when prioritizing City historic preservation initiatives? Please select up to 3 and rank them in order of importance.
What is the greatest threat to historic resources in VB? Please select up to 3 and rank from highest to lowest risk.
Do the City's current preservation programs serve underrepresented communities (racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, for example)?
Yes
No
I'm not sure
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Please identify up to 3 historic and cultural sites of significance to underrepresented communities that should be preserved.
How well does the Virginia Beach City Public School system educate students about local history and historic sites?
Very well
Well
Poorly
Very Poorly
No opinion
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Which of the following activities should Virginia Beach City Public Schools use to promote historic preservation and historic sites? Please select up to 3 and rank.
Which of the following preservation programs or organizations have you engaged with in the past? Please select all that apply.
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Have you used the City's website to learn about historic preservation programs?
Yes
No
I'm not sure
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If you have used the City's website to learn about its historic preservation programs, how would you rate the ease of navigating the website?
No opinion
Very easy
Easy
Average
Hard
Very hard
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What information would be helpful to have online for residents of Virginia Beach interested in historic preservation?
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Have you contacted or worked with the Historic Preservation Commission in the past?
Yes
No
I'm not sure
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If you have contacted or worked with the Historic Preservation Commission in the past, how would you rate the experience?
No opinion
Very satisfactory
Satisfactory
Neither satisfactory nor unsatisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Very unsatisfactory
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Have you contacted or worked with the Historical Review Board in the past?
Yes
No
I'm not sure
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If you have contacted or worked with the Historical Review Board in the past, how would you rate the experience?
No opinion
Very satisfactory
Satisfactory
Neither satisfactory or unsatisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Very unsatisfactory
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What types of programming would you be interested in seeing in Virginia Beach? Please select up to 3.
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How do you learn about historic preservation programs in Virginia Beach? Please select your top 3 sources.
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In which neighborhood do you live? Please drop a pin to show the location.
How long have you lived in Virginia Beach?
My entire life; I am a Virginia Beach native
More than 25 years
10-24 years
5-9 years
1-4 years
less than 1 year
I don't live in Virginia Beach
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