The 3 Components

​Smart Growth

Virginia Beach is a unique city with miles of beaches, state parks, military bases, corporations, universities, historic sites and an agricultural community.  How can we continue to grow our city so that we have a "Community for a Lifetime"? 
Virginia Beach Comprehensive Plan | Urban Areas | Rural Areas |Suburban Areas
Related Links
Smart Growth America
Smart Growth Essentials from the EPA
Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
City of Virginia Beach | Planning & Community Development​


Virginia Beach is home to several United States military bases including Naval Air Station Oceana, Fleet Training Center Dam Neck, Fort Story and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
Related Links
Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
Yes Oceana


Did you know that there were 341,408 passenger vehicles registered in Virginia Beach in 2008?  Low-density development has helped promote car-oriented transportation in our city.  As a result, we face many challenges including increased fuel costs and congestion.  In the future, how will we move around our city? What solutions are available?
Related Links
Bikeways & Trails Plan for City of Virginia Beach
Envision Transportation
Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study
HRT Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study
Hampton Road Planning District Commission
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
Parking Structure Design Guidelines
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