Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board (CBPA) is comprised of nine members​, who are appointed by the City Council, and responsible for the review of various requests to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance (CBPAO).

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Virginia Beach adopted the CBPAO on January 1, 1991. This ordinance affects all property in Virginia Beach that drains into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, approximately the northern one-third of the City.

In addition, the CBPAO is an effort to enhance the water quality by protecting environmentally-sensitive areas such as buffers adjacent to waterways, tidal shores, and  wetlands, as well as highly erodible soils. These sensitive areas, called Resource Protection Areas (RPAs), are closest to the shorelines that have an intrinsic water quality value or are sensitive to the impact of development. All other lands in the watershed are called Resource Management Areas (RMAs). The RMA is intended to protect the integrity of the RPA and extends from the RPA boundary outward to the watershed boundary limit. 

 Further information regarding the CBPAO can be found in Appendix F of the Virginia Beach City Code.

Application Filing Deadline

The Deadline for filing an application to be heard by the CBPA Board is prior to the 1st of each month to be heard at the following month’s hearing if the application is complete.

Application Filing Fees

The ​filing fees must be made payable to the City Treasurer.

  • CBPA Variance Application Fee $450

*The costs of the public notice sign(s), legal advertisements in the Virginia-Pilot/Beacon, and the postage for mailing of requirement notices to property owners adjacent to the subject site is required in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most recently notification fees were variable and based on the number of signs required, number of adjacent property owners and the amount of text in the legal notice and could not be assessed and paid until after the application fee was paid. Effective October 1, 2017, a flat fee for the CBPA public notice will be implemented and will be paid at the same time as the Board application fee.

CBPA Meeting Times & Virtual Meeting Information

CBPA Meeting Times & Virtual Meeting Information

The formal hearing is held on the scheduled date at 10 a.m.

 

In accordance with Virginia Code Virginia § 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), Virginia Code § 15.2-1413 and the City’s Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted on March 31, 2020, and Chapter 854 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly as amended, the chair of the Virginia Beach Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) Board has called special meetings for public hearings to be held BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION MEANS which will be held virtually with CBPA Board Members, Staff and citizens participating via video/audio conference. For a list of specific meeting times and virtual meeting links please refer to the 2020 Agendas & Minutes tab below. Virtual meetings will be broadcast on cable tv. 

 

For those citizens who desire to attend a meeting virtually, registration is required. Registration is available under the virtual meeting link provided in the 2020 Agendas & Minutes tab.

 

Citizens are encouraged to submit comments to the CBPA Board prior to the public hearing via email to pscully@vbgov.com or via United States Mail to PJ Scully, 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. If you desire to speak at the virtual public hearing you must notify Staff prior to 8:00 am, the day of the scheduled CBPA Virtual Public Hearing at (757) 385-4621.

 

Staff will attempt to facilitate real-time citizen participation/comments in the public hearing for those citizens who registered, which includes speaker’s name, physical address, email address, and phone number. For more information on this process, please contact Staff at (757) 385-4621.

 

 Board Members

Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area

BOARD MEMBERSHIP LISTING

The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) Board is comprised of nine members, who are appointed by the City Council, and responsible for the review of various variance requests to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance (CBPAO). Those current CBPA Board members are listed below. APPOINTMENT TERM HISTORY

CONTACT INFORMATION

TERM OF APPOINTMENT

BEGINNING

EXPI​RATION

Barrett-McDaniels, June
2400 Ketch Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(o) 757-496-2570
(c) 757-575-1315
(f) 757-496-5393    

Junemcdanielscbpa@icloud.com

June@aquariusengineering.com


3 years

3 years

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

France, David – Vice Chairman
1796 Upper Chelsea Reach
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(o) 757-213-8600
(c) 757-761-0181
(f) 757-213-8600

Dave.Francecbpa@icloud.com

dave.france@kimley-horn.com

3 years

3 years

Unexpired term

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

08/20/2014

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

12/31/2014

Jester, David – Chairman
308 35th Street, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(o) 757-437-1677
(c) 757-435-3581
(f) 757-437-5330

David.Jestercbpa@icloud.com

dj@marlyndv.com


3 years

3 years

01/01/2017

01/01/2014

12/31/2019

12/31/2016

Jones, Casey
3600 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(o) 757-463-0150
(c) 757-749-0907

Casey.Jonescbpa@icloud.com

cjones@hbfuneral.com

3 years

11/21/2017

12/31/2020

​McCoy, Wayne
1517 Mirassou Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(c) 757-560-5780 

Wayne.McCoycbpa@icloud.com

midatlanticenvironmental@yahoo.com


3 years

01/01/2016

12/31/2018

​Smith, Reese Jr.
3460 Chandler Creek Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

(c) 757-342-5082

(o) 757-689-1800

Reese.Smithcbpa@icloud.com

reese@beaconcustomhomes.com


3 years

3 years

3 years

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

01/01/2012

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

12/31/2014

​Dreps, Norbert Joe
3232 Page Avenue #102
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(c) 757-287-2570
(h) 757-481-4511

Norbert.J.Drepscbpa@icloud.com

drepsnj@gmail.com

​Unexpired term

4/03/2018​

12/31/2020​

​Steier, Michael
2013 Blueberry Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(c) 757-615-2289
(o) 757-431-1001

Michael.Steiercbpa@icloud.com

msteier@prioritytitleus.com

3 years

11/21/2017

12/31/2020

​Wallace, AL
4601 Chippendalen Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(c) 757-575-5027

Al.Wallacecbpa@icloud.com

alwallace@cox.net


​​3 years

01/01/2019​​

12/31/2021​​

 Preliminary Project Request (PPR) Forms

 2020 Agendas & Minutes

​​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​


CBPA DATES

AGENDA

REPORTS
REGISTRATION &​VIRTUAL MEETING LINK
MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING RECORDING
​January 27, 2020​​

​February 24, 2020
​March 23, 2020 - postponed​​​​
​April 6, 2020 - postponed​​
​May 4, 2020 -
postponed
May 18, 2020 
(Virtual Meeting)
​June 1, 2020
(Virtual Meeting)
​             


​June 22, 2020
​July 6, 2020

​August 3, 2020                              
​September 10, 2020                              ​​​
​October 5, 2020                               ​                               ​​​​
​November 2, 2020
​December 7, 2020

 2019 Agendas & Minutes

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​

CBPA DATES​AGENDA​REPORTS​MINUTES
​January 28, 2019
​February 25, 2019
​March 25, 2019
​April 22, 2019
​May 23, 2019
​June 24, 2019 - CANCELLED
​July 22, 2019 
​August 26, 2019                              
​September 23, 2019                              ​​​
​October 28, 2019                                                            ​​​                              
​November 25, 2019                              ​
​December 18, 2019​​​​                                                            ​

 2018 Agendas & Minutes

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​

​CBPA DATES​AGENDA​REPORTS​MINUTES
January 22,2018
​February 26, 2018
​March 26, 2018
​April 23, 2018
​May 24, 2018
​June 25, 2018
​July 23, 2018
​August 27, 2018 ​​
​September 24, 2018
​October 22, 2018
​November 21, 2018
​December 19, 2018

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