Nimmo Parkway Extension Meeting

On Tuesday, January 15, your Lago Mar Civic League, will be hosting a meeting at Red Mill Elementary School at 6:30 p.m.

At our meeting, City of Virginia Beach Public Works Engineering Department will be presenting information to keep us up to date and to hear any concerns from the general public on the status of the Nimmo Parkway Extension, particularly as it pertains to and impacts Lago Mar and nearby neighborhoods.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and understand the process. Please plan to attend and invite your friends and neighbors!

Lago Mar Civic League will be accepting new members and renewals at the meeting. JOIN THE CIVIC LEAGUE - bring you payment for dues and your membership form to the meeting — we’re happy to have the support of our residents. Thank you!

Nimmo Parkway Extension Meeting

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, there will be a meeting at Red Mill Elementary School at 6:30pm for an update on the status of the Nimmo Parkway Extension, particularly as it pertains to and impacts Lago Mar and nearby neighborhoods. The City of Virginia Beach Public Works Engineering Department will be presenting information to keep us up to date and to hear any concerns from the general public. This is your opportunity to ask questions and understand the process. Please plan to attend.

Santa is coming to Lago Mar!

Now open: ‘Tis the season, and it’s time to sign up for Santa’s 2018 visits with our young Lago Mar Civic League Members. To request a visit at your home please fill out the reservation form on the Civic League website no later than DEC 14. Visits will take place between Dec 13th-21st. Elf will contact you with your visit time. For more information contact LagoMarSanta@gmail.com.

This is a Lago Mar Civic League Member privilege – forgot to pay your dues? Please contact LagoMarMembers@Gmail.com or visit our Membership page.

Hearing for proposed Mini Storage is Wednesday

The City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for a Mini Storage being proposed on property near Anderson’s. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chamber on Wednesday, November 14th, at 12:00 noon.

For more information call 385-4621 or visit www.vbgov.com/pc . If you are unable to attend the meeting you may be able to find it live on VBTV (use link to find Cox and Verizon channels) or on demand via e-stream.

Mini Storage Proposed near Lago Mar

The City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for a Mini Storage being proposed on property near Anderson’s. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chamber on Wednesday, November 14th, at 12:00 noon.

For more information call 385-4621 or visit www.vbgov.com/pc . If you are unable to attend the meeting you may be able to find it live on VBTV (use link to find Cox and Verizon channels) or on demand via e-stream.

Oktoberfest Membership Picnic: October 6th from 12 - 4

Hi neighbors and civic league members!

The date of our Oktoberfest picnic has been changed to Saturday, October 6th from 12 to 4. It will be held in the same place as last year: the big park on Artesia and Casa Verde.

Please come out and have fun with us! Most people bring blankets and beach chairs.

There will be a cornhole tournament for the adults, entertainment for the kids and lots of awesome food and drinks.

If you haven’t paid your $85 annual dues yet, don’t worry; you can pay at the picnic!

Hope to see you there.

Proposed Harvest Farms Development - Meeting Is On WEDNESDAY

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 public meetings.

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

 Date:     

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

Location:  

Princess Anne Rec Center

1400 Nimmo Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Meeting Reminder - TOMORROW - Proposed Harvest Farms 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.