The Historic Preservation Commission Wants Your Input on Preserving History in Virginia Beach

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is seeking feedback through a survey to help guide strategic planning efforts for the preservation of Virginia Beach's history and historic resources.

Community members can access the survey online at or through the QR code. The survey will be available from April 26 to May 16, 2021.

"As change happens, it's the pieces of history that help maintain a city's unique character," said Historic Preservation Planner Mark Reed. "This is a chance for the Virginia Beach community to share its hopes for the city's historic elements with those working to preserve them."

The survey questions cover a broad range of topics including architectural and archaeological resources, threats to preserving these resources, the availability of information on local preservation activities and initiatives and how well the current program addresses underrepresented communities. The feedback gathered will be used to update and revise the City's Historic Preservation Strategic Plan. The plan provides guidance for the Commission, City staff and the community in the management of collective historic assets.

For more information, please contact Mark Reed at or visit


Threats to historic resources, such as recurrent flooding, is
one of the topics in the Preserving History online survey.

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