This document was prepared by CMSS Architects, PC for the City of Virginia Beach February 4, 2004. The Guidelines "address the major physical, visual and circulation aspects of the Central Business District's Core Area."
Excerpt from the Executive Summary of this document...
"The Core Area of the Central Business District asserts the City's place as a commercial center, and as a cultural and community locus for the region. The quality of its character and the ambiance of its streets will convey the City's interest and concern for its citizens and for those who visit here. Streets, open spaces, and their built context should work in concert to create the best advantage for mixed-uses and for the public's greater ease and enjoyment. The intent of these guidelines is to assure the Core Area has a coordinated development over time that achieves a high-quality urban environment that is comfortable, cohesive, and active..."
: Urban Sidewalks and Pedestrians Guidelines - General
: Urban Sidewalks and Pedestrians Guidelines - Encroachments
: Signage Guidelines/Design Review Process Overview/Definitions/Bibliography