Sea Level Rise Symposium

Councilwoman Barbara Henley has been very interested and involved in learning more about recurrent flooding and sea level rise.  Due to her interest in this matter, she organized the Albemarle Symposium, which was held in April.  As a follow up to that meeting, the City is going to have a series of follow-up presentations.  The first will occur on Wednesday, July 25 from 6-8 PM at the Advanced Technology Center on the TCC Campus, 2nd floor Theater.   The speakers will be:

 

  • William Sammler, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, who will talk about weather patterns and the impacts of hurricanes and flooding on the Southern Watershed
  • Kurt McCoy, Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who will discuss data gathering techniques the City is using around the city related to tides, precipitation, groundwater and stormwater

Click here for the flyer from the City.

Please share this with your friends and neighbors.

Harvest Farms Proposed Development

The Civic League has been asked to share this information from a member.

Harvest Farms is an application for a PDH rezoning (highly discouraged in the City zoning ordinance) with 7 commercial B2 parcels (16 acres) on two tracts of land equaling approximately 121 acres - about 70+/- acres on the corner of Princess Anne Rd and Indian River Road - across from Red Barn and 51+/- acres across Princess Anne Road just south of Ashville Park (the old airfield). While there are a multitude of concerns already being discussed daily in the news about Sea Level Rise, recurrent flooding, and subsidence, there are other concerns, especially in this area of the city.  Of significant note is the fact that these parcels are at the extreme end of the Transition Area, just before the start of the Rural Area, and developing here is both sensitive and subject to compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan and Transition Area Design Guidelines. 

At the July 5th Transition Area / ITA Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting, the applicant had not received approval of its stormwater design - both required and crucial to this area. The application is still under review at the Planning Department yet is scheduled for public discussion and review by the Planning Commission on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at noon in City Council Chambers. 

In addition to the presentation lacking any official input from the required city department review process (things like infrastructure, floodplain / wetlands review, etc.), the cumulative effect to the surrounding area and zero community input, the application requested density of 164 housing units on these two tracts - far exceeding the absolute maximum allowable density of one unit per acre of developable land if all other aspects of the application were 100% in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Guidelines and able to earn this density on the existing documented matrix. The developable acreage is unable to be ascertained without further input from the planning review process. 

Further, commercial development in the Transition Area is intended to be neighborhood serving, small in scale and primarily at large intersections. This application for 7 commercial B2 parcels along Princess Anne Rd, Indian River Road and within the requested development would be in addition to the already commercially zoned 3 acre B2 parcel that sits on the corner at the light (in front of the horse farm, etc.). This is an extreme request with little to no control over eventual commercial development given the current rezoning request.

Please convey the following and make every effort to attend one of these important meetings:

PUBLIC MEETINGS ANNOUNCEMENT:

Pungo Properties LLC would like to welcome the public to meet and discuss the proposed development: Harvest Farms.

Location:  

Princess Anne Rec Center

1400 Nimmo Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

 Dates:

July 19th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Room 1

July 25th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Room 5. 

July 4th Parade Coordinator - Volunteer Needed

Lago Mar celebrates July 4th the good ol' fashioned way:  with a Parade of home-grown floats and a picnic complete with family entertainment.

Our veteran coordinator, Mike Mundy, will be stepping aside after many years of awesome leadership.  Mike has hints and ties he is ready to pass on to the next parade coordinator who will organize volunteers, start the parade, and manage judges for the floats. Mike will still be with us to obtain the permits required.

If you and/or a friend can step up to the plate to keep the special tradition going, please contact lagomarVP@gmail.com or any board member for more information.

LagoMar July 4th Celebration Volunteer Needed

Lago Mar celebrates July 4th the good ol' fashioned way:  with a Parade of home-grown floats and a picnic complete with family entertainment.

Our veteran coordinator, Mike Mundy, will be stepping aside after many years of awesome leadership.  Mike has hints and ties he is ready to pass on to the next parade coordinator who will organize volunteers, start the parade, and manage judges for the floats. Mike will still be with us to obtain the permits required.

If you and/or a friend can step up to the plate to keep the special tradition going, please contact lagomarVP@gmail.com or any board member for more information.

Wanted: July 4th Parade Coordinator

Lago Mar celebrates July 4th the good ol' fashioned way:  with a Parade of home-grown floats and a picnic complete with family entertainment.

Our veteran coordinator, Mike Mundy, will be stepping aside after many years of awesome leadership.  Mike has hints and ties he is ready to pass on to the next parade coordinator who will organize volunteers, start the parade, and manage judges for the floats. Mike will still be with us to obtain the permits required.

If you and/or a friend can step up to the plate to keep the special tradition going, please contact lagomarVP@gmail.com or any board member for more information.

Neighborhood Spring Clean-Up - TOMORROW

Join your civic league and neighbors in a community self-help project to renew the Lago Mar entrance on Sandbridge Rd. at Entrada.

Who:  Anyone willing to participate

Where:  Sandbridge Rd. / Entrada

When:  Saturday, March 24th  9a-12p (Rain Date Sunday March 25  12p-3p)

This is a great opportunity to get families out to enjoy the community comradery and a community service opportunity for students.

Contact lagomarlandscape@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  We will use this event to gauge interest in and plan future projects within the community including our other entrances.

MORE DETAILS HERE

Many Hands Make Short Work - Let's Go Lago Mar!

Join your civic league and neighbors in a community self-help project to renew the Lago Mar entrance on Sandbridge Rd. at Entrada.

Who:  Anyone willing to participate

Where:  Sandbridge Rd. / Entrada

When:  Saturday, March 24th  9a-12p (Rain Date Sunday March 25  12p-3p)

This is a great opportunity to get families out to enjoy the community comradery and a community service opportunity for students.

Contact lagomarlandscape@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  We will use this event to gauge interest in and plan future projects within the community including our other entrances.

MORE DETAILS HERE

One Week 'Til Community Clean-up - Please Join Us

Join your civic league and neighbors in a community self-help project to renew the Lago Mar entrance on Sandbridge Rd. at Entrada.

Who:  Anyone willing to participate

Where:  Sandbridge Rd. / Entrada

When:  Saturday, March 24th  9a-12p (Rain Date Sunday March 25  12p-3p)

This is a great opportunity to get families out to enjoy the community comradery and a community service opportunity for students.

Contact lagomarlandscape@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  We will use this event to gauge interest in and plan future projects within the community including our other entrances.

MORE DETAILS HERE

Get your Spring Kick-started with our Community Spring Clean-up

Join your civic league and neighbors in a community self-help project to renew the Lago Mar entrance on Sandbridge Rd. at Entrada.

Who:  Anyone willing to participate

Where:  Sandbridge Rd. / Entrada

When:  Saturday, March 24th  9a-12p (Rain Date Sunday March 25  12p-3p)

This is a great opportunity to get families out to enjoy the community comradery and a community service opportunity for students.

Contact lagomarlandscape@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  We will use this event to gauge interest in and plan future projects within the community including our other entrances.

MORE DETAILS HERE

Mark Your Calendar - Neighborhood Spring Clean-up

Join your civic league and neighbors in a community self-help project to renew the Lago Mar entrance on Sandbridge Rd. at Entrada.

Who:  Anyone willing to participate

Where:  Sandbridge Rd. / Entrada

When:  Saturday, March 24th  9a-12p (Rain Date Sunday March 25  12p-3p)

This is a great opportunity to get families out to enjoy the community comradery and a community service opportunity for students.

Contact lagomarlandscape@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  We will use this event to gauge interest in and plan future projects within the community including our other entrances.

MORE DETAILS HERE