The 19th Street Corridor Improvements project is located in the Resort Strategic Growth Area. The project corridor is along 19th Street between Parks Avenue and Arctic Avenue and is a main pedestrian connection between the Convention Center and the oceanfront.
This project takes into consideration the potential for light-rail on 19th Street. All overhead utilities will be relocated into underground duct banks to provide room for potential light-rail guideways and improved aesthetics. The interim typical section includes wide pedestrian walkways, two 12-foot travel lanes and a 24-foot landscaped median with structural soil. The median would be usable for park space and festivals. The ultimate typical section would replace the median with light-rail. Biofiltration, rain gardens and other sustainable aesthetically-pleasing elements will be incorporated into landscaped areas and under the sidewalk within the right-of-way to address stormwater quality and quantity requirements for the project.
A Citizen Information Meeting will be held Thursday October 10th 2013, 6:00-8:00 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.