Reimagining Rudee Loop

Status: Conducting community engagement to obtain input from residents and stakeholders

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Situated at the south end of the Resort Area adjacent to Rudee Inlet, Rudee Loop is one of the most desirable plots of undeveloped land on the eastern seaboard. 

Identified by residents as a top priority for green space in the 2019 Resort Area Strategic Action Plan update, the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Development Authority issued an RFII – a Request for Information and Ideas – in May 2022 soliciting proposals on how the parcels owned by the City and VBDA (6.2 acres) might be developed.   

Four proposals were submitted and on Aug. 16, 2022, Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams briefed them to City Council. (View the briefing here:  City Council Informal Session, April 16, 2022.)  None of the proposals included dollar figures – only preliminary concepts:  

City Council requested that residents be provided an opportunity to provide their comments and input on the proposals. City staff is partnering with WPA to conduct this community outreach, which will include the following opportunities for public participation:
  1. SpeakUpVB survey – “Reimagining Rudee Loop” – survey requesting input on the proposals and personal preferences for the development of the parcels.  Available online until midnight Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at
  2. Individual meetings with key stakeholders (City departments, community groups, businesses, and trade/business associations). 
  3. Two Open House events:
      • Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, from 6:30 a.m. to early afternoon on-site at Rudee Loop (Rain date same location and time on Feb. 3, 2023)
      • Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane
At the completion of the community engagement events, WPA will analyze the comments and input received and provide a report to the City Council for their consideration.

If you have any questions concerning the community engagement on this issue, please contact Nancy Bloom at or (757) 385-6279.

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