Planning Commission Design Awards Program Accepting Nominations Until Aug. 30

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 Planning Commission Design Awards Program from July 15 through Aug. 30.  The program began in 1991 to showcase and recognize quality and innovative design solutions in the built environment.  Nominations should address how the project exemplifies design principles found in the city’s various Design Guidelines, explain how the project enhances community appearance, and describe how the project contributes to the quality of the built environment in the City of Virginia Beach.


Nominations are encouraged from owners, developers, contractors, designers and others who feel that their project meets the program criteria.  Projects must be 100 percent completed, or if phased, the first phase must be completed.  Projects older than three years are not eligible for Design Awards. 


For more information concerning Design Guidelines, the nomination process, or completing an application, please contact Jonathan Sanders in the Planning Department by phone at 385-1829, by email at, or visit


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