Virginia Beach to Hold Public Information Session on Archaeological Assessment Project

Thursday, February 08, 2018

​The Virginia Beach Planning and Community Development Department will host a public information session on an upcoming archaeological assessment project for the northern half of the city. The public is invited to learn about the project. Citizens who have information about areas of potential archaeological interest in the northern part of the city are asked to attend and share their knowledge to help make this study as comprehensive as possible. The study area includes the section of Virginia Beach that is north of North Landing, Princess Anne and Sandbridge roads. The meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in Building 19 at the Municipal Center, 2416 Courthouse Drive.

Through a cost share survey and planning program grant administered by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Dovetail Cultural Resource Group has been hired to complete an archaeological survey and report for the northern portion of the City of Virginia Beach in the winter and spring of 2018. The project will result in a field survey of all accessible archaeological sites within the northern half of the city and a summary report synthesizing the findings of the survey. The cost share survey and planning program is designed to support Virginia's local governments in efforts to carry out historic preservation planning activities. The City of Virginia Beach submitted a successful grant application and is sharing in the cost of the project.

For more information, please attend the public information session on Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., in Building 19, Training Room A, 2416 Courthouse Drive in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Please contact Mark Reed, Historic Preservation Planner, at 757-385-8573 or mreed@vbgov.com, if you have any questions.

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