Resort Area Projects

17th Street Improvements

A multi-phased effort to rehabilitate 17th Street/Virginia Beach Boulevard, from Birdneck Road to Pacific Avenue. Rehabilitation of the 17th Street corridor is a critical component in the success of the Central Beach Entertainment District development and has been identified as a need in the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan (RASAP 2008 and 2030). 

​​​​​​18th Street Improvements

A phased street infrastructure improvements essential for improving connectivity and aesthetics for the ViBe District . Improvements will range from new sidewalks, LED lighting, bicycle facilities, on-street parking, street trees, crosswalks, accessibility upgrades and associated storm water, utility, and traffic improvements.

19th Street Infrastructure Improvements

19th Street improvements between Arctic Avenue and Parks Avenue were completed October 2020. The corridor improvements provide a new street section, storm drainage system, traffic signal improvements, overhead to underground utility relocations, and streetscape and hardscape improvements, including wider sidewalks, street trees, pedestrian lights, artistic paver intersections, artistic wayfinding markers, and site amenities. 

25th Street Unsolicited PPEA Proposal

This unsolicited proposal led to a public private partnership to develop a public parking structure wrapped with apartments and a year round indoor skydiving entertainment venue.

29th Street Improvements

Rehabilitation of 29th Street between Arctic and Pacific Avenues was completed in 2019.

Activate Atlantic Avenue

Activate Atlantic Avenue desires to envision and conceptualize opportunities to enhance Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street. The 0.71 mile corridor is home to hotels, motels, retail, restaurants and entertainment that have not seen significant improvements in a number of years. Ultimately, the intent is to reimagine the spaces between the buildings as well as suggest land-use/architectural opportunities for the future.

Atlantic Avenue Realignment

This project provides roadway improvements to terminate Atlantic Avenue at 40th Street, creating green space and pedestrian improvements to support the historic Cavalier Hotel, the Marriott, and the future Embassy Suites hotel. The intersection in front of the Cavalier will be removed, and new traffic signals and turn lanes will be added at 40th Street and 42nd Street.

Cavalier Hotel

Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

The lack of a convention center hotel keeps us from attracting the larger events that would grow shoulder season tourism.  Several studies dating back to 1994 highlight the needs for a brand name, full-service hotel that is connected to the convention center, contains at least 400 guest rooms and suites with at least 30,000 square feet of additional function space.  

The Dome Site

This project consists of a proposed mixed-use, multi-venue entertainment complex on a 10.35-acre property located between 18th and 20th streets known as the old Dome site.

Grommet Island Park

This 15,000 square foot beach park features wheelchair accessible entrances and an incredible playground that includes poured-in-place surfacing, raised sand tables for sandcastle building at an accessible height, a sensory board for children who are autistic and visually impaired, and a sway boat.

Hillier Ignite Fitness Park

Located on the shore of Virginia Beach, Hillier Ignite Fitness Park was established in July 2016.  The park features variety of strength training apparatuses​ and body-weight-based exercise equipment.​​

Laskin Gateway

The Laskin Road Gateway project has transformed the area surrounding 31st Street and the Oceanfront into an exciting people-gathering place featuring upscale shops, restaurants, hotels and residential buildings – all in a pedestrian-oriented setting.

Laskin Road Phase I (VDOT Project)

Resort Area Mobility Plan (RAMP)

One of the top priorities of the Resort SGA's Strategic Action Plan (RASAP 2030) is to complete a Mobility Plan. The goal is to form a strategy for traffic calming, pedestrian circulation, bike circulation, shared mobility devices, curbside management, vehicular circulation, public transit, and parking in the Resort Area.

Resort Parking Strategy (2013)

The Resort Area Parking Strategy is a collaborative effort that used the combined input of City staff, local stakeholders, elected officials, and our citizens to develop strategies and recommendations for the future of parking in the resort area.

Rudee Inlet Connector Walk

Completed in 2014, the Rudee Connector Walk includes a 10-foot wide concrete walkway constructed from Winston Salem Avenue, under the Rudee Inlet Bridge, to the 4th Street parking lot.  

South Beach Trail Boardwalk

The South Beach Trail Boardwalk is the latest addition to the South Beach Trail, an 8-mile multi-use loop trail running from Norfolk Avenue along Pacific Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, Birdneck Road and returning to Norfolk Avenue.

Sports Center

This state-of-the-art venue opened October 1, 2020 ahead of schedule. The Sports Center's convertible courts and multifunctional spaces make the site the first of its kind on the East Coast not housed on a college or university campus. Its positioning within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the United States adds to the City’s demand as a year-​​round ​destination of choice.

ViBe District Street Improvements

Winston-Salem Avenue Improvements


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