Residents Invited to Share Ideas on Dome Site Development Via Online Survey

Tell us what type of retail, dining and entertainment you’d like to see.
The City, along with the selected preferred developer Venture Realty Group, is conducting studies and analyses to help transform the Dome site. The City encourages residents to submit ideas and comments about the development by completing an online survey at

The Dome Site is 10.35 acres located between 18th and 20th streets, bordered by Pacific and 
18024a - 78  CP 240 web.jpgArtic avenues at the Oceanfront. The site includes an additional property located between Artic and Baltic avenues. Built in 1958, the Alan B. Shepard Convention Center (Virginia Beach Civic Center), known simply as The Dome, was a 1,000-seat venue that hosted music concerts and other events. In 1994, the iconic building was torn down and since then the site has been used for a parking lot.

Venture Realty Group has presented the City with an exciting original concept that will evolve with your input:

Minimum 3,500-seat capacity live entertainment performance venue
Unique/new to market retail
Unique/new to market authentic restaurants
Additional entertainment concepts
Possible residential units
Year-round programming attractive to both locals and tourists
Those attending the workshop will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and provide input to the planners about the site layout, land use and retail mix, public amenities and programming.

For more information about the Dome Site Project, visit Complete the online survey here.

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