Dome Site Project

The City of Virginia Beach is looking to develop the property where the old Dome pavillion used to be into a family-friendly, unique, multi-block mixed use destination infill redevelopment that offers:

  •  Minimum 3,500 seat live entertainment performance venue
  •  Unique/new to market retail
  •  Unique/new to market authentic restaurants
  •  Additional entertainment concepts
  •  Possible residential but not as a primary use
  •  Year-round programming attractive to both locals and tourists
 
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Site Layout and Connections

How important is it that the Dome Site Development have - 

Virginia Beach Poll:
Bike Share/Bike Rental Stations
Love It
42%
Like It
27%
Eh...
15%
Not So Much
8%
Please No
8%
Poll Closed | 2,418 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Resort Shuttle/Transit Service
Love It
46%
Like It
28%
Eh...
14%
Please No
7%
Not So Much
4%
Poll Closed | 2,394 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Public Parking Within One Block
Love It
71%
Like It
18%
Eh...
5%
Please No
5%
Not So Much
2%
Poll Closed | 2,394 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Ride Share Drop Off/Pickup Zones
Love It
56%
Like It
24%
Eh...
12%
Not So Much
4%
Please No
4%
Poll Closed | 2,364 Responses

Which types of parking facilities do you think would best serve the Dome Site?

Virginia Beach Poll:
Bicycle Parking
Love It
62%
Like It
22%
Eh...
9%
Please No
4%
Not So Much
3%
Poll Closed | 2,335 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
On-street Parallel Parking
Love It
26%
Eh...
25%
Like It
22%
Not So Much
16%
Please No
11%
Poll Closed | 2,327 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Parking Garages Integrated Into the Overall Development
Love It
64%
Like It
21%
Eh...
8%
Please No
5%
Not So Much
2%
Poll Closed | 2,333 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Valet Parking Service
Love It
26%
Eh...
26%
Like It
20%
Not So Much
16%
Please No
12%
Poll Closed | 2,317 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Should 19th Street between Arctic and Pacific Avenues:
Be Used for Pedestrian Traffic Only
37%
Remain open for vehicles
28%
Not Sure
20%
Close for entertainment programming/special events
16%
Poll Closed | 2,301 Responses

Land Use and Retail Mix

How likely are you to visit the following types of entertainment experiences at the Dome Site?

Virginia Beach Poll:
Boutique Bowling
Like It
26%
Love It
24%
Eh...
22%
Not So Much
15%
Please No
13%
Poll Closed | 2,302 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Live Music Venue
Love It
66%
Like It
19%
Eh...
6%
Please No
6%
Not So Much
3%
Poll Closed | 2,335 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Movie Theater
Love It
31%
Like It
27%
Eh...
22%
Not So Much
10%
Please No
10%
Poll Closed | 2,324 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Rock Wall
Love It
31%
Like It
30%
Eh...
20%
Not So Much
10%
Please No
8%
Poll Closed | 2,320 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Surf Park

Love It
57%
Like It
16%
Please No
11%
Eh...
9%
Not So Much
6%
Poll Closed | 2,369 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Interactive and children's themed game and retail uses (Experiential Retail)
Love It
38%
Like It
30%
Eh...
16%
Please No
9%
Not So Much
7%
Poll Closed | 2,295 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
eSports Venue (Competitive Gaming)
Love It
28%
Like It
22%
Eh...
21%
Please No
17%
Not So Much
12%
Poll Closed | 2,305 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
What other types of indoor or outdoor entertainment would you like to see?
Closed for Comments
Integrate art into the facades of structures, streetscapes and open spaces as a way to connect to the neighboring ViBe Creative District and local community.
ReplyFlag65 Agreeone month ago
Add free VB local parking.
ReplyFlag18 Agree19 days ago
This should be a no brained
ReplyFlag4 Agree18 days ago
extra cost to what purpose. Vibe is owned by too many city council folks and their families.. big conflict of interest issue.
ReplyFlag18 Agree28 days ago
Va beach doesnt care about cost, look at the record.
ReplyFlag4 Agree27 days ago
No large chain restaurants
ReplyFlag52 Agreeone month ago
No chain restaurants, local, small business, with decent prices that are affordable by families - and get rid of the "food tax"
ReplyFlag23 Agree28 days ago
Yeah, VB needs more boutique retail in Town Center, too.
ReplyFlag6 Agree20 days ago
That food tax helps keep our other taxes down.
ReplyFlagAgree17 days ago
I don't mind chain restaurants. They can provide more stability for businesses that have a high failure rate.
ReplyFlag2 Agree19 days ago
Untrue. National chains shutting doors all over the country.
ReplyFlag4 Agree19 days ago
Performance venues for the arts (theater, music, dance).
ReplyFlag36 Agreeone month ago
Town center is the arts theater district so keep it out of Virginia Beach. Need to attract tourists.
ReplyFlag5 Agree26 days ago
I agree, but The Vibe District will cater more to the creative arts, than the performing arts, if you will.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Not everything has to be about the arts. How about just some fun. Wave Park, whatever a boutique bowling alley is, SLOTS or at least a few penny dozier games, Maybe a splash pad out front for a little kids heck maybe a splash pad outfront specifically for adults.
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
Zzzzzzzzzzz
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Ice rink in winter
ReplyFlag35 Agreeone month ago
Yes, an ice rink that out does the one in Norfolk every Christmas.
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
thats not a bad idea
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
That ice rink in Norfolk at MacArthur is terrible
if you’re going to bill something as festive fun it should not feels deserted and depressing like that one.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Deirdre GlasheenGreat idea. I've rink
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Definitely a music there, more cultural development, DO NOT fall back on a bunch of chain restaurants and breweries.
ReplyFlag33 Agreeone month ago
Agree - please no more breweries or chains. We have enough.
ReplyFlag11 Agree24 days ago
It must be a family, safe well staffed environment that provides year around entertainment and activities. This needs to be a year round site.
ReplyFlag31 Agreeone month ago
Children's museum with STEM focus. Areas for art installations that rotate. Locally owned or unique concept restaurants.
ReplyFlag27 Agreeone month ago
A children's museum would be a plus, hands on. The one in Portsmouth, if it is still there is old, and was very crowded the last time I had occasion to bring a grandchild there.
ReplyFlag7 Agree28 days ago
Agree if STEM focus is game related for the kids.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Tim RitterSomething really unique in regards to children and families, like the City Museum in St. Louis. Exploratory and fun, and great for special events, but not just an educational purpose. Really highlight something unique.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Great idea. Ptowns is awful. Something for young to middle school would be great. Either stem related or sports related.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Great ideas
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Surfing Hall of Fame/Museum
ReplyFlag24 Agreeone month ago
I hear that's going to the Pier deal.
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
Deirdre GlasheenSurfing hall of fame great idea!!!
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
WE NEED MORE PARKING
ReplyFlag23 Agreeone month ago
MORE FREE PARKING FOR RESIDENTS, charge the tourists all you want..after all they are here on vacation, and have deep pockets and credit cards.
ReplyFlag20 Agree28 days ago
We absolutely need more cheap or no cost parking for residents. We’ve stopped going to the beach bc of parking nightmares.
ReplyFlag10 Agree20 days ago
Short zip line like they have on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Anything that would not compete with current, existing businesses.
ReplyFlag22 Agreeone month ago
there is already a zip line out at the Aquarium to my understanding.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
To avoid making this like the disaster Waterside has become, avoid chain restaurants- stick to what VB does best! Need a parking garage and a nice outdoor/indoor structure- integrating the feel/design of the ViBe district. Do not over do this venue with too many things (movie theater, bowling ally, kids zone) If we are moving forward with a surf park- just make it a surf park with tons of local bars and restaurants.
ReplyFlag21 Agreeone month ago
Not sure “tons of local bars” is a good idea.
ReplyFlag7 Agree29 days ago
Deirdre GlasheenNo. Bars

ReplyFlag5 Agree21 days ago
Linda Gualeni Ludwigagreed
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
agreed
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
NOT "tons of local bars" there are already more than enough. No brewery tasting rooms, they are now all over the city. No chain restaurants - let's give the local, small business restaurants a chance. I don't know many locals that actually to the oceanfront to eat in the overpriced places there already; too many good local places near Pembroke, Thalia, Haygood, and Hilltop. Sounds to me that this is an overly ambitious undertaking requiring a lot of "taxpayer" funding, which it should not. Families of the rich and famous here in VB should pay for their "wants" that will fill their pockets. That surf park is going to use a system that is broken down in TX, and the mayor seems to think that is what they should go w/instead of a more reliable system one proven to work. Guess buying cheaper means less out of his pocket and more into it. It will interesting to see how all this works during "college week" when we know that things at the beach get "wrecked" just saying.. guess the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the repairs eh?
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
College week is a disaster - I hardly come down in summer, too much trash
ReplyFlag3 Agree24 days ago
Agree - let’s upscale - get rid of the bars. What clientele are you wanting to attract? There is so much trash in the summer, it’s ridiculous
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
Yea, college week needs to end. I used to work at the oceanfront in the 80’s and it was a physical and emotional nightmare. As parents now, we keep our family far away from OUR OWN BEACH many weekends during the summer bc of the low class tourists out to make trouble. It would be great to feel like it was our beach again. I also agree w no brewery, no chain restaurants or bars. It needs to be a very vb place; representative of who we are as a community not what sessoms thinks is slick.
ReplyFlag3 Agree20 days ago
"college" week is attracted by all the wasteland that is 17-19th street area. Make nice things that "college" thugs can't afford or have no interest in and the problem should disappear
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Waterside District is NOT a disaster. Cornish has done an outstanding jib
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
Guess you're not old enough to remember the first version of Waterside.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Outdoor garden area with plenty of space to relax. Provide an outdoor area where people can chill from all the excitement. Needs to be a balance to all of the energy from the other areas. It can also be an arts display area. :)
ReplyFlag20 Agreeone month ago
agree about the park.. we have arts district from what I am told.. the Vibe, owned by several City Council members and their families or so the grapevine has it.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
A residential component should not be permitted. This is public land that should be used for entertainment purposes only. Apartments now are more profitable than entertainment developments. I'd hate to see an apartment development adjacent to a public garage with some entertainment mixed in to sell it to council. Public land and garages should not be used to support private sector residential development.
ReplyFlag19 Agreeone month ago
Agree no residential, not hotels, not timeshare and certainly not "permanent" housing.
ReplyFlag12 Agree28 days ago
I would love to see some apartments. There are plenty of hotels and if the right developers buy the land why not add apartments? I go down there all the time and wish they had some apartments so us locals could live close to the beach!
ReplyFlag2 Agree26 days ago
Agree. If the city wants the Oceanfront to be open year round then apartments/condos are a key element.
ReplyFlagAgree18 days ago
No more timeshares
ReplyFlag7 Agree24 days ago
Yea, we don’t need housing. Activities and a quite outdoor space would be great.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
This is why we need the Light Rail.
ReplyFlag18 Agreeone month ago
Maria CoutoYes to the lightrail! More public transportation options helps relieve traffic for locals
ReplyFlag11 Agree23 days ago
Light Rail is a losing cause! With $ spent on light rail we can add more efficient bus services & help the neighborhoods with storm drainage.
NO LIGHT RAIL!
ReplyFlag7 Agree27 days ago
Light rail at I mil $$ a mile is insane. the city closes w/2" of snow the LR would be useless and if the sea is really rising why would you want a track that runs over water in so many places. It is static. Buses at least can reroute if they need to... use some common sense. How many people actually ride the Tide now... surveys show very low ridership - plus we would have to help pay maintenance of the Norfolk share of it... are you willing to have your tax money go to that, instead of fixing infrastructure in VA Bch that badly needs fixing... flooding homes, or did yours not flood and you don't care about others
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
Family Friendly Splash Pad
ReplyFlag18 Agreeone month ago
Dog friendly areas!!! This would bring local residents.
ReplyFlag16 Agreeone month ago
If this happen, People really need to be held responsible to clean up after their pets. We already have problems at the oceanfront where people bring their dog down there and do not clean up the dog mess.
ReplyFlag6 Agree28 days ago
Agreed!
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
I work down here and the one thing I notice that is a local hobby more than anything is skating. I think that if a skate park were to be built instead of a wave pool, it would attract that crowd down here. We already have people down here for the beach so a wave pool seems like a hat on a hat. A skate park would migrate a lot of people away from Mt. Trashmore and get them down here instead. This also could be used to hold events separate from or adding on to events that are already going on down here. One such event would maybe be ECSC. This would allow the beach to gain more saturation and not be confined down to Rudy Inlet. I think that by adding a surf park, you would split a lot of the tourists and locals on where to go. There's already Ocean Breeze up the street and the ocean right next door, thus you would be competing against both those forces. A skate park would only be competing with the one at Mt. Trashmore. There is a small one across from WRV, but I'm sure if such a park was announced, they would want to be involved in some capacity being that they are still so close and this would be a much larger venue than what already exists.
ReplyFlag14 Agree29 days ago
makes sense to me
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
No chain restaurants !!!
No more substations shops either !!
ReplyFlag14 Agreeone month ago
Place for outdoor seating/dining/and food trucks! Also agree with integrating art into the spaces/structures to guard the ViBe district ambience.
ReplyFlag14 Agreeone month ago
outdoor seating is good, dining amid gas fumes from buses and autos not so much. Food trucks w/a variety of ethnic foods, not just hot dogs and hamburgers.
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
Anything geared towards LOCALS, as opposed to the low rent tourism that VB caters to.
ReplyFlag14 Agreeone month ago
No chain restaurants. No chain retail. This is the VIBE district, push to integrate and enhance what the small business owners, craftsmen, and artisans are already working so hard to achieve in this area.
ReplyFlag12 Agree29 days ago
Dinner theater. Year around Broadway type shows.
ReplyFlag12 Agreeone month ago
Yes, had dinner theaters years ago... were popular, it was a great night's entertainment - but they need GOOD FOOD too.
ReplyFlag5 Agree28 days ago
Yes the dinner theatres work great in other areas and anyone can go! You don't have to be able to surf!
ReplyFlag2 Agree26 days ago
Fountains
ReplyFlag12 Agreeone month ago
No more condos or time shares. Make it all a fun, family space without national chain retail and restaurants.
ReplyFlag11 Agreeone month ago
Live performances for theater, music, and dance, as well as sporting events, i.e. boxing, etc.
Incorporate ViBe theme into street and building design.
ReplyFlag11 Agreeone month ago
How bout we embrace/promote the actual ocean as a surf spot! I’m all for technology, but a skate park makes a lot more sense to me. There is a reason they put surf parks in the middle of the country.
ReplyFlag10 Agree29 days ago
guess our waves are not big enough for real surfers, nor sure that a surf park would be any better.
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
If planned and marketed correctly, a lot of people would try the surf park first, catch the surfing bug but find it too expensive to continue going to the surf park regularly, and instead start surfing in the ocean - whether temporary tourists who will rent boards and hire lessons, or permanent residents who will buy boards and hire lessons - both would stimulate the local economy.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
A lot of people can't surf or aren't physically able to! So entertainment options for other local people would be nice!
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Locally grown surf park. Make it efficient and representative of Virginia Beach. Green energy where applicable and something different. Local restaurants, local surf companies, local music. This could be groundbreaking to our coastal town! Could boost the liveliness of ECSC as an actual surf contest vs. just a place where 12/13 year olds go to get free stuff. Shoulder season revenue could grow tremendously as well. We are already a few hour drive accessible by so many land locked areas. We are one of the most active towns as it is, lets keep growing that way! This could bring high school surf teams to a reality and who knows.... maybe even be a place to hold competitions other than ECSC at some point! Could really put VB on the map.
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
We already have the ocean a man made surf break would be a better idea. Lets keep the water by the sand.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
As a permanent resident I have not been to the oceanfront in years for anything, except an occ. drive thru to see what has changed. It is not resident friendly at all. Senior citizens I know stay away because of lack of "agreeable" parking, not so much "handicap", but close to where they want to go. No one goes to the overpriced restaurants there, when there are so many "unique" locally owned small eateries in the Pembroke, Thalia, and Hilltop areas. Shore Drive also has some great "non-chain" places.
ReplyFlag8 Agree28 days ago
Very supportive of turning it part or half of the wave park into an ice rink in the winter!
Large (3,500 seat+) entertainment venue is a must.
ReplyFlag8 Agreeone month ago
Events that can bring outsiders to the area that can generate more off season and shoulder season business for hotels, restaurants and retail shops.
ReplyFlag8 Agreeone month ago
the convention center is already here for off season "stuff" and it is hardly used from what I can see. The chocolate event was awful! Maybe some decent local retail, those "junk shops" on Atlantic are a mess, one of my friends will not come back to Va Bch to vacation, she said it was worse than "honky-tonk"
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Cater to locals
ReplyFlag8 Agreeone month ago
None. You’ve already ruined the oceanfront with the overdevelopment about the Cavalier, not even being able to FIND it amongst the houses built on top one another. Shame for letting this happen. The oceanfront is a mishmash of awfulness.
ReplyFlag7 Agree28 days ago
Pretty garden space with bistro seating and wine bar
ReplyFlag7 Agree29 days ago
NOTHING until the infrastructure in the city is fixed! VB Citizens need to come first!!
ReplyFlag7 Agree29 days ago
Could there be additional "covered" outdoor areas where visitors can enjoy getting out of their hotels even on rainy days?
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
Visitors are afraid of the rain? What do they do when they are home and it rains?
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
"Nice" weather is important when you're on vacation - snow if you're skiing, sunshine at the beach, etc. I think you have to consider the dynamics of the residents and visitors you want to draw - families, college students, honeymooners, retirees, and so on. A good blend of indoor/outdoor restaurants, activities, outdoor areas with shelter from the sun or rain to stroll could be attractive to any resident or visitor.
ReplyFlagAgree18 days ago
If it is taxpayer subsidized I'm not interested
ReplyFlag6 Agree29 days ago
SKATE PARK!!!! No need for a surf park at the OCEAN front!!!!!
ReplyFlag6 Agree29 days ago
Hula lessons, steel drum lessons, etc. We have so many wonderful festivals, and we could coordinate activities/lessons for the public related to the festival
ReplyFlag6 Agree29 days ago
Good ideas
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Perimeter ice skating or rollerblading track
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Virginia Beach has BILLIONs $$ of Debt. Citys Fiscal rating D by Truth in Accounting. Charlotte & Raleigh get rating A ! Stop Developers Corporate Welfare
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
A project like this would increase the tax base for the city and bring new tourist dollars in! Helps us compete and become unique as a resort area. I like this proposal!
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Bologna
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Provide more diverse local vegetation around the city. Aim for biophilic goals.
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
No large chain restaurants and shopping. Keep local.
ReplyFlag5 Agree29 days ago
A zen garden for mindful meditation and yoga classes!
ReplyFlag5 Agree29 days ago
Tai Chi is so much easier than yoga... and you don't need special "outfits" you can wear street clothes. In China, young and old alike participate every day.
ReplyFlag5 Agree28 days ago
Plays; theatrical entertainment
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Integrate arts and culture in to the venue for a well rounded venue that not only tourists but local residents would like to visit.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Parking is been taken from ocean front
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Dont worry if this goes through, we the citizens of Va beach, will be paying for a parming garage.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
make city parking for LOCALS FREE ALL YEAR ROUND, with all the taxes we pay at least the LOCALS have something given back to them, oh, wait a minute, if the city did do that, you know there would be a hidden fee somewhere on our utility bills.
ReplyFlag4 Agree20 days ago
They don't want locals at the beach during tourist season. We don't spend any money.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
The Dome Site Project must be integrated into the entire plan for not only the oceanfront but for the whole city. I just returned from a month in San Antonio TX visiting my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law. I think most people who live and visit San Antonio, would say it is a well run, friendly and wonderful place to live or visit. Most would then mention the Riverwalk section of downtown which seems to get better and better. I would suggest comparing the Riverwalk to our oceanfront recognizing the differences in weather. The Riverwalk has: eBikes, bike paths, GREAT bus service, strategically located parking, water taxis, kayaking, walking paths, strategically located places to sit and relax, beauty, cleanliness, class, nice restaurants and shopping, museum, historic site, strategically located places for the kids to play (splash pads, playgrounds) while parents can sit, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage from neighboring outdoor cafes, beer gardens, food truck rodeos, smaller/intimate entertainment venues, etc. Notice, I did not mention large entertainment venues (which San Antonio does have, e.g., Alamo Bowl, AT&T Arena), but not on the Riverwalk, but connected via GREAT bus service and paths. San Antonio does NOT have light rail. We could do all of this and more and a well thought out integrated way without taxing citizens out of their homes.
ReplyFlag4 Agree23 days ago
You bring up a good point about an arena/sports/entertainment venue not being in that area. IF an arena/ stadium is eventually built (like the one the City is being sued over), does 3,500 minimum seat venue really need to be built as well?
ReplyFlagAgree18 days ago
Would not come down to the beach. There is already to much traffick . This new site will only lead to more traffic .having the light rail would have easied the traffic. And brought more visitors to the beach. After all we are a resort city. The reason people come to Virginia beach Is the beach.
ReplyFlag4 Agree25 days ago
Please turn it into a park. Or a park and a museum. Or a park with public art. Or a park with a small amphitheater for outdoor entertainment. We don't need to pave everything, do we? A surf park right next to the ocean? Yet another movie theater and chain restaurants you can go to in any city? How does that make Virginia Beach any better than any other tourist trap along the east coast?
ReplyFlag4 Agree25 days ago
Great comment. Lifestyle driven project vs profit driven project.
ReplyFlag3 Agree23 days ago
Nothing if our tax dollars are subsidizing it in any way
ReplyFlag4 Agree27 days ago
The surf park is a nice idea, but I'm afraid that it's going to end up being yet another thing aimed mostly at tourists that taxpayer money will fund but most locals will see little benefit, especially year-round. And if we're only going to keep catering to families, then we're never going to grow this economy - much of the city's population, especially including the military, are adults/young professionals, and there just aren't very many options. And while there aren't a lot of dining/drinking/entertainment options at the Oceanfront which haven't already priced themselves out of a lot of regular, year-round local traffic (due partially to real estate costs), the people with the most disposable income simply don't want to be tripping over kids or listening to them yell all the time. There's also really nowhere at the Oceanfront where locals can escape tourists during the season, with overly long wait times and overcrowding everywhere. I understand that tourists are a necessary evil, but our economy is already far too reliant upon them.
ReplyFlag4 Agree27 days ago
DITTO, BRAVO!
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Can we use the city’s money for snow plows and salt or maybe our police, fire, EMTs and schools?
ReplyFlag4 Agree28 days ago
Tourism dollars helps pay for all of those things - more visitors - more $$$$ to be used in our infra-structure, police, fire and school budgets. Remember that a portion of the taxes generated goes directly into the general fund where everyone can benefit! Tourism is good for our city and is not the enemy!!!!!
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
We have ignored the tourists who have made va bch successful. Families! They don't want to come here anymore. It used to be an affordable, decent vacation spot. Now you have to deal with trash and disrespectful students.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Is that you Willy?
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
You do realize those are paid from a different budget line.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
intergration of the local art and surf culture. virginia beach is a place for not only tourists, but also locals. by integrating local interests, projects, services, and performances you would draw the locals in and it would interest tourists to see what virginia beach is really about.
ReplyFlag4 Agree28 days ago
Please do not put corny chain restaurants in there. No residential spots. Put a cover over the area so we can enjoy this in winter without freezing. Dates for local art/food/craft vendors.
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Not in favor of this venue at all
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Think differently...no movie theaters or chain restaurants as there are plenty in other parts of city. PARKING will be a key factor for success as folks will not walk far in the heat and cold and the adjacent neighborhood should not be smothered. Splash pad, lots of greenery and flowers, art opportunities, children and family friendly, a learning experience that is tied to the ocean, make it an intimate experience that has a sense of place and scale, not huge concrete walls surrounding the site. Loud and big does not equate to success.
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Nice and unique eating places and shops. Night life.
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Private investors can do what they like so long as pubic roads and thoroughfares remain public. Not one dime of taxpayer subsidies/tax breaks whatsoever.
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Concerts!!!!!!
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
I would love to see some type of dinner theater added to the area, I know when I go tyo myrtle beach I go to the pirate's dinner show which is great but they also have musical dance shows.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Something that allows dogs to be on leash and be with their owners
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
As part of large scale PPP development projects, I believe it is imperitive that local businesses (not national brands) occupy at least a minimum of 5% of the commercial floor area. I would support The City subsidizing the lease of that space as well.

Can public park open space be included in this design? Something the year-round residents would use passively day-in and day-out...not a space used just for large events. Can a dog park be integrated somehow?
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
By local businesses do you mean developers and restaurant operators who already run half the beach?
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Tim RitterI think 5% is a bit low. A majority of local and unique establishments gives tourism a place that is vibrant and not just what they can find anywhere else. Add a 0 and make it 50%.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
street dancers, acoustic musicians, nationally recognized-unique performers
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
There's barely enough room to move at the oceanfront in summer. This is another example of influence from money grubbing elitist trying to line their pockets more with the support of our corrupt city council.
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
Lisa Matthews RolandDog friendly area
ReplyFlag3 Agree13 days ago
I do not come to the ocean front, too crowded not enough parking. I do not want my tax money to subsidize this project. Tired of the city council shoveling our taxes into developer pockets.
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
What a huge waste of my tax dollars, I have lived in VB for 54 years and this ranks as one of the top worst ideas for our city. A wave park, costing top dollar, 2 blocks from the ocean full of waves... ridiculous !!
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
Agreed!
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Skateboard park
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
Aimée AdamsPlant some trees and walk away!
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
Musical theater & shows, plays, Cirque du Soleil, family-oriented activities like high-end magicians (not like Beach Street), comedy shows, public forum events. Splash pads for kids. Coordinate with local existing businesses from Atlantic Ave/Pacific Ave/Vibe District for special events that would benefit the entire resort community.
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
Jerry HasteNot sure why a 3500 seat venue is needed. There is already an open park at the ocean front, as well as the American Music Festival held on the beach. Seems duplicative and not something that the developers will include unless the city pays for it. I am not interested in having the city pay for this.
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
nothing get rid of this corrupt administration
ReplyFlag3 Agree23 days ago
Keep our tax money out of it
ReplyFlag3 Agree23 days ago
I would like for the parking spaces to remain as it is already hard to find paring at the Oceanfront. If you are going to sell the property to some entity to build on than make sure that they provide parking for their employees and guest and not that we have to build them a parking garage. Also is this what the developer has proposed to build at their expense? because if its at my expense then NO!
ReplyFlag3 Agree23 days ago
Worried about Traffic congestion and future use of the site when the locals/tourists get 'tired' of the surf wave - not a fan of this idea.
ReplyFlag3 Agree25 days ago
Fitness walk in outdoor classes, yoga and tai chi walk in outdoor flows, tables with board games, walking track, live solo artists perfomanced, children play zones throughout
ReplyFlag3 Agree26 days ago
Monica StoneDogs allowed would bring in more locals, children's museum, skate park, a large open park with trees.
ReplyFlag3 Agree26 days ago
Rob MurphyNone. Sessoms has already completely over developed the city. I miss Myra.
ReplyFlag3 Agree27 days ago
MOre and easier access for locals
ReplyFlag3 Agree27 days ago
LOCALS DISCOUNT FOR EVERYTHING!!!
ReplyFlag3 Agree27 days ago
Flood mitigation
ReplyFlag3 Agree27 days ago
Add some type of greenery, a park of sorts. We have a lot of shops and businesses but outside of first landing we don’t have a lot of public greenery. Local restaurants, walkable/pedestrian friendly. Free to Public. Local shops. My personal hesitation on the wave pool is that it would turn into another top golf or ifly. Something that is really cool for a season but you do once and then are done. Also afraid that it won’t help us push past being just a Beach town.
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
It needs to have multi storied parking garage with no parking (except residents only, no employees) within resort area.
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
Try not to cram 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound sack, will you please? CD
ReplyFlag3 Agree28 days ago
Virtual reality arcade
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
Skateboard park.
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
There’s a skate park @ Mount Trashmore.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
It sucks!
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Year round action park is the only way to go. Brings tourists in year round which increases business for hotels, and restaurants. Retail shopping makes no sense, live music makes no sense, Sandler center sits practically empty. What about the amphitheater. Lots of location to accommodate music besides the most valuable piece of real estate at the oceanfront. Come on man current plan makes no sense!!!
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
Agreed I think we enough music venues!
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
No mediocre chain restaurants or typical mall shops. Look at Asheville, Austin etc, arts, antiques, locals
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
cultural cooking venues / world wide cooking samples
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
I think a skate park is FAR more valuable than a fake surfing thing, especially the type you're proposing. Kids need designated places to skate, it's fun, hip, plus the ocean is literally right there for surfing.

Also PLEASE incorporate art and nature!!!!!!
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
We already have a bowling alley, live music, and movie theater all with in a few mile radius of the dome site we do not have to add more of them.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
With a Surf park, a surf park vibe! Hopefully it can be weatherized or have a dome during the off season/ colder temperatures to be used for other events than just surfing, like surf lessons/ swim lessons, breath holding seminars, charitable events like wounded warriors, but in a controlled environment. Having a beach area so family, interested people can feel the surf environment/culture. Pretty much a getaway that someone can walk within in the winter and feel like they are in a Caribbean environment of some sort.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Adult only entertainment. If the complex has kids running everywhere and teenagers hanging out, it will loose some adult appeal, so the only people there will be thrifty moms and teenagers who don't spend money. Or at least if you segregated the "adult" area away from the "family" area, you may get the best of both. I would go there for fine dining and entertainment, but not if there are kids running amuck unsupervised.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Agreed - it can be hard to escape the families during tourist season, and sometimes that ruins atmosphere. Because for some reason, a lot of people have no qualms about having their children out running amuck at 11pm on vacation.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
Brewery
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Breweries
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
No more breweries. There are honestly too many as it is. Literally 3 off the top of my head at the Oceanfront alone, and I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting one.
ReplyFlag8 Agree27 days ago
Ice rink
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Ice Skating rink during winter
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Virginia Beach is in serious need of indoor entertainment for the rainy days. The aforementioned ideas such as bowling and theatre are a start. How about seeing more classes that promote creativity and continued learning such as art classes or half day class for groups or perfect strangers to produce a flash mob on the boardwalk or a short play
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Roller coaster
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Great Concept for local Economic Growth!!!
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Finally! An idea for the Dome site that makes sense and one that serves locals and visitors alike. Can't wait to see it completed.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Lot's of creative outdoor open space for the public to use that opens in all directions if possible. A music theater and field house/sports venue would be nice indoor year-round attractions for the site. Utilize the nearby Vibe motif and have artists create outdoor sculptures, etc. Of course, plenty of well designated public parking is critical to the resort.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
FREE parking so average CITIZENS that already PAY taxes can visit for a day. no way to even eat at a restaurant without parking worries, pet friendly areas welcome.
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
Curling venue - completely different, innovative, and would bring new clientele to the area.
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
We need a statue park of Bruce Thompson and Will Sessoms holding hands with each other.
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
Best comment ever!!!
ReplyFlag1 Agree18 days ago
Too much taxpayer investment burden proposed.
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
Fix the infrastructure of the city before wasting tax dollars on silly investments
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
I have lived here my whole life in VA BEACH, Its not fun anymore, I wont even bring my child down to the beach.
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
Rather spend the money to indite and convict sessoms, thompson, uhrin, et al
ReplyFlag2 Agree20 days ago
Jon Kinggreen grass
ReplyFlag2 Agree21 days ago
Ray Gunter Jr.The poll is bullshit.
How important is it to have shuttle service? Not at all because public transit runs there now.
How important is it that there is a bike rental? Not at all because every 3 blocks are bike rental places.
Now important is it there is public parking within one block? Not important because there is a public lot on the Southside of 18th St and plenty of private lots in the area. Also, tourists will take the trolleys there, and locals will only go to concerts. But as you can see by the American Music Festival and concerts on 18th St, most of us bike in.

The questions are framed to get the answers they want to justify the theft of my money to pay for private development. But as stated countless times before, does anyone think a project with Sessom's daughter won't be approved?
Everyone is voting "Love It" on ever answer wi
ReplyFlag2 Agree21 days ago
Movie theaters are dying out...don't waste the space... Hey....why don't we let the developer(not the tax payer) pay for the parking garage and all the street upgrades that need to be done. If they want to develope the area then "they" need to pay the costs
ReplyFlag2 Agree22 days ago
We have enough entertainment already
ReplyFlag2 Agree23 days ago
Scratch the wave pool. There is an actual ocean two blocks away. Put a skate park there. The skate culture is thriving in Va beach and you could host skate competitions and clinics
ReplyFlag2 Agree26 days ago
Exactly.
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
What ever you put ther would eventually be run down by rude teenagers and young adults just like the rest of the oceanfront. You might want it to be family ftriendly but it will not be
ReplyFlag2 Agree26 days ago
Racquetball, volleyball, music
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
Definitely fine arts
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
A park like common (green) area(s) to relax with your friends and pets.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
I would like to see the location for this moved away from the beach. It has potential. Why do you only see the oceanfront in all projects, tourists would drive or you cld shuttle.
But first, not taxpayer funded parking garage.
Second, fix our infrastructure, drain creeks, canals and ditches before you develope anything.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
A large theater venue offering live and theater entertainment (much like the old dome did). Not sure a water park or surf park would work with the oceanfront and Ocean Breeze park nearby. Additionally, a children's museum/activities center, like the one in Portsmouth, would be a welcome respite for both visitors and local parents alike.
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
Keep it as parking
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
Live Theatre
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
If u do the surfpark PLEASE do it right. Give other companies the opportunity to bid and submit their ideas. I love the idea of a surf park but the current plan isn't any good compared to the same one in other cities going out of business.
Whatever it is make sure there is ample parking. Sand soccer events are th3 worst
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
If you are calling this project the "Dome Site" then why not incorporate a structure that is in honor of the original Dome? Use a similar type structure over the Wave Park area. I really think you would get a lot more support if people who remember the real Dome from the 60s had the chance to see it revived again.
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Locally owned restaurants featuring locally grown/produced food.
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Something that can be used more than 4 months out of the year by tourists who are only here for vacation.
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Membership to the Surf Park, in addition to finally developing the CoVB owned Rudee Loop properties into the First Street Recreation & Surf Park, in total and w/out further delay, must include reduced parking fees (no more than $2.00) or free parking for an annual membership at the highest level. Other than that, will wait for Mother Nature. CD
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Waste of money
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Casino
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Splash park area for little kids to run through
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
None.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Outdoor music, arts&crafts tents, food trucks, produce market
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
spread the ViBe district feel into the new devolopments, LOTS of plants, space for a food truck or two, etc.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
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ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
As cool as a skating rink sounds, an outdoor ice rink is not feasible - too expensive to run. The electricity would be too expensive. This is why a similar idea for an outdoor ice rink near 31st street flopped.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
This is an opportunity for Virginia Beach to do something truly unique and should use this as a chance to actually do something for its core residents while still benefiting the tourist industry as well. That being said what it doesn't need is cookie cutter chain shops, it needs to be creative local restaurants, maybe a brewery, cool bars, and most importantly live entertainment...a chance for us do do something like you wold see in California or even Florida
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Huge TV screens to celebrate any event from Sports to other activities (see the open site at the Ford Center in Texas).
Area that could be a fountain area changed to an ice skating rink in the winter.
Area that could host outside music area-something that is permanent and is outdoors (so we wouldn't have to put up stages on the beach.
Mixed use with housing on top and stores(not many since the mall is a place for the past)/restaurants on lower level
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
I like everything about the project, but I'm curious about the 3,500 live venue. If it's like a smaller version of the Amphitheater, then I'm cool with it. If it's a concert hall like the Sandler Center or Chrysler Hall, I'm not as sold. Other than that, I'm eager to see what could be done here...
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Open spaces, performance venues for cultural arts, outdoor/indoor dining. Heated bright open spaces for year round use.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Live music, art exhibits, attractions that are not just seasonal. Definitely include parking and keep it local and don't bring in chain restaurants!
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Love the idea of a small art gallery integrated into the mix.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
A lot more of the arts - paintong, sculpture, music, dance, theater ... culture!!!
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Legalized recreational marijuana.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Dead??
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
live music, Local food and adult beverage areas with a surf park. VB Locals and tourist alike love all of the above.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
if this is another worthless project pushed on taxpayers like the sports stadium that would sit empty promoted for the last several years..no thanks. save the money and fix VB outrageous WATER BILLS that have quadrupled since we lost our beloved Myrea.
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
The best idea is at least a 10 story parking garage....parking is bad enough to handle any big venue....what ever is built should consider free parking also.i am a taxpayer of Va Beach and residents with Va beach licences should have free parking.
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
This is another VBCC Sessoms/Armada Hoffler mess that will cause more damage to the area while raising taxes and costs to the public. This is a bad idea for the V.B. area and will be a traffic mess that will add more chaos to the waterfront requiring more police action, while being a safety risk for the local residents.
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
How 'bout we just leave it an asphalt parking lot?
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
not a fan of the whole project think it is another waste of time and money
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
not to waste my tax money for more private junk that will only help beach area
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
Vending on the boardwalk! Ice cream, lemonade, sweet tea.....food! Create a more festive and fun boardwalk.
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
Make it cheaper for VB locals, since our tax dollars are going towards it.
ReplyFlag1 Agree9 days ago
I think VB locals should receive a discount for any activities at the venue - with proof of residency.
ReplyFlag1 Agree10 days ago
I do not want to put 25 million dollars of my tax money into this. VB needs to care for its residents..the average middle class family..not tourists..developers and big money.. Our teachers need better pay and affordable housing..the cityhasnt even taken care of its flood victims in Windsor woods..we were trapped with the recent snow storm cause our streets aren't taken care of..no no no
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
No, no, no...no. This is a horrible idea.
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
No chain restaurants.
ReplyFlag1 Agree12 days ago
Whatever is decided please be mindful of individuals with disabilities. I would suggest that you work with a group of adult and parents of children with disabilities to help assist you with some ideas on how to make this venue different ability friendly.
ReplyFlag1 Agree13 days ago
Zero tax dollars spent on his.
ReplyFlag1 Agree14 days ago
More parking-reasonable price for locals, museums
ReplyFlag1 Agree15 days ago
Stop the PPP! Use our tax dollars for infrastructure not making developers rich.
ReplyFlag1 Agree15 days ago
Please, don’t use this as an excuse for light rail.
ReplyFlag1 Agree16 days ago
Walking path, dog- friendly outdoor seating , outdoor movie screen
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
Minimize tax requirement for a project that most residents won’t use. If it were truly for our residents, it wouldn’t be at Ocean Front.
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
I'm having a hard time coming up with something I would visit on a regular basis if the prices are what I would consider spending for something different and interesting while on vacation. I rarely go to the beach "during the season" for many reasons. Topping that list is difficulty parking and the cost (no breaks for residents.) Do you really want residents hanging out at the oceanfront?The City has all the other "gems" they want to throw $ at like Town Center. I'm not pleased that light rail to the oceanfront is included again. Visitors typically drive here regardless of where they actually stay here. I'm not buying light rail is so important in getting people to the oceanfront, especially if I'm paying though the nose for it.
ReplyFlag1 Agree18 days ago
Please stop, the beach is over developed now.
ReplyFlag1 Agree18 days ago
Just please bring the waves
ReplyFlag1 Agree19 days ago
More Parking. The easier and cheaper it is to park, and get in and out will allow for more people to come.
ReplyFlag1 Agree19 days ago
Taxed too high already, let the free market pay for it.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Skateboard PARK
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
SKATE BOARD PARK
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
How about a place for public meetings with city council?
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Something similar to Myrtle Beach Barefoot Landing or Universals City Walk. These areas draw people in year round with entertaining stores and unique restaurants. Having an entertainment place artist can perform, and blue man group or cirque du soleil would also be very cool.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
What about the citizens of Virginia Beach we have problems that needs to be fixed
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
We already have Music Venue and Sports parks on Princess Anne why waste more money on a second venue ?? 18/10th streets need to be open to traffic to keep the SLOW drag along Atlantic during peak seasons. The money could be better spent on the
roads and infrastructure of the city. Cavalier has already spent more money than the citizens wanted to authorize.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Scrap it, money is needed in other areas more
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Bicycle Park / Pump track and skateboard/bmx park.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Nothing more at the Ocean Front, there are many others areas that could be developed. As a local I rarely ever travel to the oceanfront for entertainment, especially during peak season. Don’t get me wrong, I welcome the tourist dollar and want businesses to be successful, but how much is too much? People are not getting enough use out of the Sandler Center for one so another music venue is not going to make a difference. And how about the Ampitheatre, Fergesoun, Attucks, Eagle’s Nest, The Ted, The Norva, The Scope or Coleseum? All are under-utilized as. And let’s not forget about The Jewish Mother. Ask any major touring act why they don’t travel to our area. it’s a detour and they can’t justify the expenditure with so many major markets close by and within a proper routing or location form and to the next major market. Here’s a thought , use a section of the Convention Center, with the appropriate acoustic treatment, sound system, lighting and seating you have a chance to use something that is away from the traffic of the Oceanfront but close enough for those vacationing to walk or use a Shuttle, plenty of parking with potential for more and highway access. 19th street is in need of development around the Convention Center It’s a.win win.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
An area to play beach games, corn hole, ladder ball, etc
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
A Colonial Downs indoor track betting/bar place.
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
This project is more expensive to the City of Virginia Beach, than light rail was. So, as the City attracts more tourists and year-round residents to the Oceanfront, what are we going to do about all the traffic along the 264 corridor and parking at the Oceanfront, which will likely NOT be free? Sounds like somebody is putting the cart before the horse, thanks to all the ill-informed/ignorant light rail referendum voters. Improving our public transportation infrastructure does more for our City's long-term economic viability, than a water park, ferris wheel, more retail, etc . . .
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Yoga/fitness programming year round
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
How bout a raise for public safety instead of this project .... do we really need more congestion, shops etc....you might as well put in another 711 or grocery store while your at it
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
I would like to see current issues like stormwater that continue to flood my home be addressed before this unnecessary addition. Enough revenue wasted on Cavalier. Prioritize as if the city is governed by educated adults instead of Thompson’s personal agenda & pot dealing surfers encouraged to continue their illegal distribution. Pretend it’s real money solving real problems before a surf park or strip shop are added.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Skate park
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Intimate music/food venues rather than a large hall.
Preservation of open green space where possible- behind (West side) of site.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
We don't need the Surf park/Wave Garden; it's a ridiculous idea. The parking necessary for this type of business will just cause more traffic congestion in the neighborhoods, Neighborhoods for a Lifetime. 19th Street needs to be kept open all the way from Birdneck to Atlantic Avenue. It's a pain in the behind when 19th St closes for Beach Street & the Farmer's Market.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
I think you should build an indoor natotium for swimming and diving ( like Greensboro AQuatics Center) we have nothing in the area like it and it brings people from all over. it also brings national diving & swimming competitions. it needs it's own diving wells with towers up to 10 meters. Does not take up a huge amount of space. Again nothing in the area
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
This would be a good fit since they are talking about a surf park also. Swimming & diving is a year round sport but most competitions and seasons are in the tourist off season, so it would bring in revenue in the off season.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
TaylorSkate park, the wave machine you see on cruises, basketball courts, soccer fields, art and music studios, and local food(NO CHAINS)
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
VictorA nice park, with a bunch of green space and trees; think of Towne Point Park in Downtown Norfolk.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Shuttle folks that want trees and green space to Seashore State Park.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Guillaume CreteauWhat is with the brown shirt anti-chain restaurant brigade in full affect around here? Seems like it's definitely concerted effort by some of the local business owners. What you do not understand or fail to acknowledge is that chain restaurants have deep pockets which developers love because they sign long term leases and will pay the rent. They will generate 5, 8, 10 $12 million annually. Can you do that? No. Get it? Mom and pops, alone, will not work in a development of $275 million.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
Concerned CitizenIntegrate with ViBe;
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
Hales ParcellsI'd love for Virginia Beach to use this land to showcase its commitment to green, sustainable energy and building. I want to see LEED certified buildings, alternative energy solar panels, etc. :) This is something that citizens are caring increasingly more about, so we could be at the forefront of the movement.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
I would like to see activities that appeal to all of the residents of our city. Not just tourists or the older wealthy residents. Please have entertainment that is affordable to us underpaid residents and our families. It's ridiculous how much us locals spend even during the off season.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
How about Bruce Thompson mini golf? Or a Bruce Thompson mini ferris wheel? Or Bruce Thompson Curling? The Canadians love it!
ReplyFlag1 Agree23 days ago
Sand volleyball courts....maybe entice some AVP (Assoc of Volleyball Professionals) tournaments. Water bumper cars...is that a thing? Build the convention center hotel on the block just East of the Conv Center....integrate with retail, commercial, maybe condos.....much needed!
ReplyFlag1 Agree23 days ago
I would love to see a focus on Family and Pets. Parking is always difficult so having additional parking close by would be a plus.
ReplyFlag1 Agree23 days ago
Surf park!
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Outdoor cinema
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Surf park !
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Indoor Volleyball courts!
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Virginia has no money. The employees are lazy and overpaid
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
That's constructive.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Along with the wave pool. Parking garage with skate park covered in the garage. All year skateboarding.
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
A thunder dome...Tina Turner optional
ReplyFlag1 Agree25 days ago
Two men enter, one man leaves
ReplyFlag1 Agree20 days ago
Snow removal and all day kindergarten.. that is what we need.. want you want us frivolity
ReplyFlag1 Agree25 days ago
They are already phasing in all-day kindergarten. And we had one large snow event...
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Snow plows and all day kindergarten
Priorities please
ReplyFlag1 Agree25 days ago
An educational area that highlights our geology, geography, native history. A garden showcasing native plants.
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Libby Rossagree with making sure it blends with the vibe district
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Monica Stonemovie theater, drive in theater would be fun!
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Jay GleasonSurf park surf park surf park
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Randolph GarrisonI would like to see a field house setup for activies dudring foul weather.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Philip BernhardtArchery range.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Kris KruegerNone
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
nature park for all ages
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
open air nature park for kids, teens, adults, and handicapped; make something we don't have down there yet/something unique like no shopping!!
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Consider basketball or tennis for everyone. Skateboard area. Dancing area.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
How about a 10 floor parking garage. $5 a car and you'll make a million the first week of Summer.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Gun range.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
The city/developers should do a dedicated survey of the existing entertainment opportunities compared to the existing entertainment opportunities in the top 20 similar travel destinations to make an informed and targeted selection. The things that are recommended should not be duplicative to existing experiences. They should also be demographically appropriate to our peak tourism visitor profile. The plan should also be flexible to allow innovation and adaptation as our visitor profile changes and/or tourism trends evolve.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
That's right more survey's for the taxpayer to pay for.
ReplyFlag3 Agree21 days ago
Community yoga events like they do in Richmond at at Carillon
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Roller/ice skating, food/mobile food truck access, bars, waterside like.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
No city money provided or tax cuts to create this facility. No residential anything in the building. It should all be used for entertainment and food venues.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Ice rink in winter. Family friendly educational events/exhibits for pre-school and/or school age children.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Playground, maybe dog park
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
There should be something to attract locals in the winter months. An ice skating rink would be fun for all ages.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Dog park/bar, please no chain restaurants! Unless it’s Moe’s, of course.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
hahaha
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
as surfing is in its own right a martial art, martial arts demonstrations and classes of all styles, health club stuff on a rotating basis w/the hot-shot gym in the area. Try not to cram 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound sack will you please? CD
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Foodie Restaurants and hip upscale bars
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Definitely needs to all year round, not just summer oriented. Need to attract residents, especially in Winter
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
MONSTER TRUCKS AND BEER!!!
TRACTOR PULLS!!!
SALT WATER TAFFY!!!
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
The surf park would bring many new idea's to the area, also a huge boost in tourism and profits.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Large, open garden space for families to picnic or for people to relax outside. Maybe a walking path with benches as well. This could also serve as a location for pop-ups like food trucks, beer gardens, farmers markets, or wine festivals.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Jessica Jo Picardisplash pad for kids, green space
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Celebrity chef restaurants and much more public art
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Car shows, farmer’s market, art show
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Something unique, family friendly, culture And art integrated into facility.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Some green/ open space for outdoor events.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Don't crowd too many different attractions in one place. This area should definitely have the surf park, live music, shops, restaurants and a kid zone for families (with the necessary additional parking).
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That's too many

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Additional live music venues.
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A mini-mall portion w/ restaurants & a Gamestop among some other things. That & a scheduled outdoor flea market for certain times
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Virtual Golf, virtual shooting
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Fishing
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Jeremy ManzLocals should Park for free or greatly discounted during the off season
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Music venue
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I believe that there should be at least a small area devoted to the history of the dome and the story of Allen Shepard.
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casino
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Open air cafes; NO CHAINS; less concrete structures, look to the Laskin Road shops for a visual. The oceanfront has become WAY to commercialized, and less family / fun / relaxing atmosphere. Question though: What about the locals who live in the immediate area? Their is so much potential for such a space. But to invite an influx of traffic to an area which can not handle, nor has the resources to accommodate is asinine. "let's put up more buildings, block out more sun just so we can potentially make a few more tourist dollars". Is their not enough of that all along Atlantic already?
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This site needs it's own multi-level parking garage. And VB residents should received discounted parking permits for giving up there beach to tourists.
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Arcade center like the old days with the new game machines, old pinball, racing machines & 'Dave & Buster' type games but not Dave & Buster or other big chain
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Open air café; park type atmosphere. Less concrete structures and more natural beauty. The oceanfront has become WAY to commercialized and less of a family / relaxed atmosphere.
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None of this stuff is going to make it with a three month season. Have any of you been at the ocean front in deep winter. It is truly brutal with the wind off the ocean. More city money competing with existing businesses.
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A surf park one block from the Atlantic Ocean? Give me a break!
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NathanPrograms geared toward locals to instill a sense of pride in the city. Emphasis on locals
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Free Parking for Residents always.

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Anything that does not require our taxes to increase and the developers are on the hook to deliver a completed project without any local or state aid. They should fully foot the bill and be liable for the next 10 years if there are found to be any flaws in the construction. All sub-contractors should only be from Hampton Roads and should be at least 50 percent from Virginia Beach. And no though of ever bringing a light rail system to it as there is too much congestion in that location already.
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
a spot for food trucks to park and sell food...a place for you to walk around while drinking beer or wine...maybe some basketball hoops
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A nice large green space inside the building and lots of trees and plants.
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No taxpayer subsidy
No further attractions until improvement is made on existing infrastructure
Parking at oceanfront is already a nightmare
Pedestrians have to struggle to cross Pacific and Atlantic
Look at the existing buildings in horrible condition in surrounding area of dome site
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This project and others like it will be critical for Va Beach to remain relevant.
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Already so much retail space at the oceanfront that is empty and stays empty all year.
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Very concerned about crime in an area already heavily impacted.
Attention for emergency vehicle access so closing the street is impractical, but could consider one way traffic on 19th East and one way West on 20th.
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Plenty of parking and traffic flow to be very efficient.
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A park setting with picnic areas, tables etc.
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Dome not necessary
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We don’t need something that is only useful in warm weather. This venue needs to produce all year.
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A smaller concert venue similar to the Norva, or the old Boathouse. Considering there already isn't enough parking at the beach to accommodate both tourists and locals, additional parking should be a mandatory part of the plan.
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Just want to see more parking!! There's a lot to do there now. My family and I have lived in Virginia Beach since 1967 and don't even go to Virginia Beach. It's a shame that residents can't even enjoy the beaches and boardwalk with their families because there isn't enough parking and we have to pay for what parking there is. For the high taxes we pay to live in this city we should at least get FREE PARKING for the parking that is available. You care more about the tourists than you do about the people who live here and pay for these projects. PATHETIC!!
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Micro brewery
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Free parking for residence after Memorial Day
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Indoor Track & Field facility for schools and the community.
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A track would be awesome! There are no stadiums and limited large running courses in Beach
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I wish they reconsider a arena again it would be lots of money to Virginia Beach plus a least 900 jobs the city would benefit from this
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Pet area
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Bocce courts, cornhole, Fountains like the Norfolk Zoo and Towne Point Park, LOCAL dining and retail.
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As a resident of Virginia Beach since the 80's, we absolutely NEED a Surf Park! Virginia surf is pretty lame and the surf park will be a great opportunity for locals and tourists to have fun.
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Sitting areas with a coffee shop to relax during the summer with live local bands!

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Professor basketball team!!!!
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Roller skating/Ice skating, obstacle course for kids, playground, skateboard "half pipe", outdoor movie theater option, crafting area/classes.
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I think the surf park is the best idea. Please don't put any chain restaurants into the facility. Let local restaurants and food trucks thrive.
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Exhibits, concerts, family entertainment. NOT a surf park.
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Stop spending our money on special interests. When would we see taxes from this? In a hundred years like the other projects! The tax payers need to wake up and open their eyes. This should be 100% privately funded. Our money goes to the ocean front while the neighborhood roads and drainage goes down hill. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Please give our teachers a raise, and fix the flooding problems throughout the city. We don't need our tax dollars going to such a frivolous project.
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Things that will keep our teenager's busy and out of trouble. What about arts and craft, and fine arts
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Historical information of the county/city. Pictures of times past of the oceanfront and the rest of Virginia Beach. A lot of people don't know what Princess Anne County was and how Virginia Beach came to be.
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Accommodate performances like the theaters in Myrtle Beach & Branson - that gives the older generation something to go for - as most won't be surfing. The absence of these theater shows (miniature Las Vegas style) has severely reduced the attractiveness of Va Beach. I Fly and putt putt golf don't cut it for most tourist.
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Dance Areas maybe kids area an a place for adults
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Things to do during cold/rainy winter months. Actvities should be focused on staying warm while its cold outside. Skate park, temp controlled areas that feel like youre at on boardwalk patio in midsummer temps. How about an artist wall where artists can come and show case wall art, featured local musicians for entertainment, give it an urban beach vibe.
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Get some local artists down there to put their mark on the place or to play music!
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VA Beach needs to look into constructing a multipurpose indoor sports facility at the oceanfront with an indoor track and requisite area for the field events. The Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton is virtually the only indoor track facility in Hampton Roads and they have a countless number of track meets throughout the winter. Not only would high schools on the Southside have their weekday meets at a Beach facility, but the city could attract large invitational meets each weekend in winter. It would work!
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I thought this was to do with the surf park mainly with other accessories. I agree with it completely. This would be great to teach people how to surf without getting hurt it the ocean and it also promotes surfing when there are no waves at the beach.
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There could be some sort of interactive arts venue.
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A big fountain and open space
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Coffee shop while I wait for husband:)
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Casino
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Sounds perfect. Make it happen.
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Never spending one cent on your project, ever.
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Indoor/outdoor Skatepark, Outdoor gym/workout area, live music venue, beer garden
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Food truck court; elevated level of ocean view for restaurants and shopping; scooter rental; swimming pool with resort amenities with ocean view and daily entrance charge for locals.
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Basketball, football, soccer place similar to fieldhouse
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Love this idea! Agree with the “no chain restaurants”. We want to offer as many things as possible that you can only get here.
VB needs things like this and more to stay competitive with cities like Myrtle Beach. I read just yesterday that they are putting in an amphitheater and year-round ice rink at their Oceanfront. If we want to continue to rely heavily on tourism, we have to offer similar attractions.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Not indoor/outdoor entertainment but - Diverting traffic to roads already congested with traffic searching for parking is/will be a big problem. A free public parking garage for all beach goers, (like the ones in Town Center) will relieve this problem. If the city ofVirginia Beach wants to subsidize part of this project, let it be for a Free 4-5 level Public Parking garage. At least this will be to support the people, and the businesses in the area.
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Splash pad for kids!
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The surf park is a great idea, & if not built there...build a surf wave machine in ocean like Kelly Slater design...
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curling venue - completely different, innovative, and sets our area apart. Would also bring a new type of visitor to the area.
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Discounted parking for residents of Virginia Beach. Creative/artistic activities for visitors and residents to enjoy, to work with the whole “Vibe” thing...
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Slot Machines (I know I know but it sure would be nice to have a place to play slots)
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The traffic is terrible at the oceanfront. I would go more regularly if it wasn’t such a fight to both get down there and get back out. Someone needs to figure out how to better the traffic flow.
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There are already parking issues at the oceanfront. The parking garage needs to be sufficient enough for this proposal and then some. If there’s not enough parking available or it’s too difficult to access it will drive down business.
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can we work harder for a venue that will be useable year round?
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I would like a nice park similar to other big city parks (like in New York).
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Would love to see maximum green space leading from boardwalk to Convetion Center integrating some entertainment venuves. Not too enamoured with surf park. A "Central Park" would enhance air quality, reduce the heavy traffic, promte wildlife, and reduce our concrete proliferation.
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It should promote health and well being. The surf park and music venue exemplify this. No video games and movie theatres. There is enough "sitting" (un)activities available in pandemic proportions. The rock wall is a good one. Maybe something educational and active for kids/adults. An interactive surfing museum perhaps? The right coast could use one.
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No surf park, please. Both chain and non chain restaurants are fine.
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Music, festivals
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Run through water fountains for kids...FREE
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Miniature golf is always a hit- for tourists and locals. An outdoor coffee shop would be nice. An outdoor family and adult game area would be nice, also! :)
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A casino! What are you waiting for? Cha ching!
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I suggest creating a civil war museum. Imagine the potential impact on tourism at the oceanfront. Virginia is so rich in historical places and events in the story of America and has much to offer. The combination of our history and an international tourist audience should be a match made in Heaven. The Virginia Beach City School district and all Hampton Roads schools would greatly benefit from this educational project.
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It would be great if all of this could connect to the Rail system connecting us to Norfolk and other cities.
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Free local parking, also an exploratory children’s museum.... incorporate something for the children and young adults to enhance the learning experience with a fun twist. A zip line would be cool too
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There needs to be more thought towards more winter season activities at the Oceanfront. I believe that any Wave/surf park should be in a building with a retractable roof for multi season use. An ice skating rink would be a nice addition for winter visitors. Think outside the box to expand tourism in the winter season.
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Unique experiences that can't be found everywhere, such as the rock wall and surf park; educational activities would be a huge plus. Discounted/free parking for locals in the Hampton Roads area would be a big plus. Also, keep it affordable for families and other visitors.
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Bring in more local foods, and beverages. Let's show the world what our area has.
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Family games
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Authentic carribean like what el ricon of vb sells
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We have the Sandler center that is too expensive, why 1 bigger need to use Sander more and lower prices. Maybe something like a House of Blues or Hard Rock Live for concerts much more useable. WE know that it will happen but do we need high end named resturants, and retail something like Broadway at the the beach design would be cool
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I’d love to see yoga and or meditation lessons/groups. Spirituality merging With Science, good vibes. I’d love for this venue to bring an array of music not well known to this area, music like tropical techno/house/folk etc. Something that stands out instead of the same low vibrational entertainment we are used to hearing in most places at the beach. Dance floor is a must. We are somewhat behind and I find myself wanting to travel for music and new experiences, I’d also like to see a venue where people can enjoy being outdoors on a dance floor, much like skybar, ill Baccio in del Ray beach, or club space in Miami and many more areas known for the outdoor DJ’s and entertainment.
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More chain restaurants are not needed at the oceanfront, nor is more retail stores-there are already too many. Restaurants that have outdoor seating, serving healthy food would be a plus. I totally agree that Va. Beach residents should have free parking at their beach-I currently reside at the oceanfront area, but spent many years avoiding the beach area due to parking situations. I like the idea of having a music venue away from the boardwalk. I also think some open space other than the beach (which is always crowded) would be a positive atmosphere.
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This is amazing ! Let’s do vb?
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WOuld just like to also say that most surf parka I have seen are limited to just surfing. I believe that we could also accommodate bodyboarding as well as skim boarding. Maybe have different times or days where certain activities are allowed. While I do not skim board I also do not surf and being a sponger we often get left out of the equation. I also have a fear of overcrowding , which I know from a business standpoint is a good thing in a way but don’t want people to be drawn away due to a tremendous amount of people flocking which we know will happen in the beginning. But maybe have a reservation feature where you can sign up for specific time slots to allow consumers to get the most out of there experience.
ReplyFlagAgree12 days ago
Locally owned restaurants and/or boutiques.

Lots of local art on display (tap into our already established local art organizations to supply).
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Indoor skate park geared towards children, techno hunt simulator, locally owned shops, restaurants.
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Water fountain park
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More putt-putt golf.
Not overcharging the public ,we will know real quick. Let's have a restaurant or 3, that actually serves fine dining, unlike Waterside . Let's get some Bobby Flay ,some Gordon Ramsay some Chef Zakarian, let's get some real restaurants in there with real chefs..... We have enough chain restaurants
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A club for the under 21 crowd with music and no alcohol. Also, music for the acoustic loving crowd.
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We need light rail.
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CASINO! Duh ??
You want revenue or what.
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performance venue for the arts, and no chain restaurants-local/small business restaurants
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Variety of food options: international, vegan/vegetarian, local, etc.
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Like many people have stated, VB owned businesses cafes etc
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Area for a Farmers Market. Please no "Beach Street USA" stuff and no Christmas pageantry like the lights on the boardwalk... I tend to avoid these areas because they're not that interesting.
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No chains. To really support VB keep it local. Local restaurants.
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Healthy restsuraunts
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new and innovative playground for the younger kids that want to keep up with the older ones!
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Fitness area. Crossfit type equipment. Pull up bars. Ropes. Etc.
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while a surf park is an ok idea, why not enhance the surf in a few places north and south with artificial reefs - to make the waves a destination as much as the outer banks. reefs would also enhance fishing tourism. Not expensive, buildable with recycled materials (old tires, some chain, maybe recycled building materials - a miniature mount trashmore!), and will actually enhance swimmer safety by creating calmer waters near the shore. They don't have to be grandiose (sp), but functional for a variety of uses. So many coastal design engineers are already on the payroll in the area, and will enable such engineering, oceangraphic, biology, etc. students from ODU, etc. as projects.
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Dixie Stampede. JB Mardgretiville Whalbergers Paula Deen restaurant/retail. Look at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach always evolving and we always make it a must stop
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Public open speaker space; public open musical space (all free for public, speakers, musicians and entertainers) - the open coffee house - indoors and outdoors spaces. A skateboard park/space .
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No large chain restaurants, family friendly activities during the day, low cost, accessible parking, bathrooms with changing tables in men’s and women’s rooms.
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Lush (LOTS of) plant life & vegetation year-round, flowers, gardens, gardening (depressing amount of concrete/asphalt in VB oceanfront region currently; nature is the star at the beachfront). Birdwatching (need earth-friendly environments that help bird/butterfly migrations in our region). Festivals, fairs, markets, & shows that emphasize self-sustaining, eco-friendly lifestyle habits, building skills to take care of ourselves, & creating functionally useful items (crafts, arts, productive hobbies; I think people are hungering for these on a massive scale and will throng to sustainable offerings). Avoid plastics which I'm hearing recently are being found in Earth's freshwater supplies, our cooking & drinking water. All LEED and exceptional "Living Challenge" buildings & environments (now that's unique and will elevate VB's image & reputation worldwide). People nationwide & worldwide are getting increasingly concerned about how humans are poisoning ourselves and the world we live in and on. Locally & U.S.-based businesses. Nutritious foods & other products for sale that are U.S. & locally made & are sustainable and earth-friendly. Nature- and People-Friendly noise.
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
A Tai Chi area, might be a nice. They used to run Jitney buses up and down Atlantic Ave. for a very small fee which was very useful, so possible set-down area at The Wave would connect the local community to this great idea.
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Indoor skate park. Hampton roads doesnt have one. Build one and they will come! Come from FAR and wide.
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Surf & skate areas complimented with retail, f&b, Kids area, and lots of on premise parking.
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Have security and keep it up- clean
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Roller skating / Ice skating.
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Too muck going on down at the beach!
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No chain restaurants, Keep it Local! Atrium or outdoor observatory. Craft brewery bar with all local taps. Swim up bar! Winter ice skating rink.
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Roller rink
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Small businesses
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Child / nature centric areas
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Rental space for private events that does not overly limit the venue from being used by the public.
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Food from local farms, more organic
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Something to bring/ strengthen faith- coffee shop where u can meet others and play board games.

Area to charge or gave a technology device

Needs to be safe

Picture taken area

A place with only old aracade games
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Absolutely love the surf park & wavegarden cove technology. With Pharrell’s influence they should also do a recording studio that people can rent or lease or something of the sort. Keep restaurants and retail local based, and you now have a distinct attraction reflective of our culture which will contribute to our attractiveness as a destination and great place to live.
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No chain restaurants. VB has great local restaurants. We need to make sure this venue showcases that. No tacky tourist shops.
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No chain restaurants, DISCOUNTS for locals including parking easy access, family friendly - outdoor games. Wave pool definitely and maybe skate park incorporated. Area for live music
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Children’s center
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On street entertainers, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, skate ramps/park, outdoor bars and restaurants, fun place to drop off kids while parents shop or eat.
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Small local business owners
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I would shoot for either one indoor/outdoor entertainment type which could be available for year round activity, or at most two separate types which would cover the whole year. I would not propose more than two.
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Somebody also mentioned space for food trucks. Which is pretty cool. In DC they have a place in front of the Nationals stadium that has a stage and a bunch of food trucks. Every friday night during the summer they have truckeroo. where people come and eat at the food trucks and enjoy entertainment before the baseball games.
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I also agree with the others that say condos or apartments are needed if you want this facility to be used year round. A ropes course and zip line would be cool and goes with the theme of active.
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Roller rink or ice skating during winter. murder mystery restaurant. No large chain restaurants, only unique ones. Be very selective i.e. no Fridays or Apples bees, but maybe a Ben's Chili bowl, Tom and Chee, or restaurants that are critically acclaimed in other areas
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No more residential buildings or hotels regardless of how upscale they are. Perhaps another stage and grassy area like that on 24th Street for BeachStreet activities.
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Drive in theater
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Surf park!!!!
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I've always wished that there was a pool bar open to the public. The locals don't have a place to go to that allows you to swim unless you are staying at a hotel.
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A food truck row- this will help with local VB food trucks to go year round and gives people more options besides restaurants
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Spray /Splash park like those in Charlottesville and in botanical gardens
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This would be awesome!!
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Skatepark
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Traveling sports that may have competitions, sport shows like globe trotters, comedy shows, graduation ceremonies, traveling shows/plays, conventions/expos
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Zip lining area and a nice children's play area
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Some ideas: another mini golf area, roller skating rink, ice skating rink for winter, pottery/painting class, history/exhibit/ museum area (history of oceanfront, VB history, the dome - wave process, etc), hands on and STEM activities for kids. Would love to see beautiful gardens and green areas.
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This is going to be just what teenagers and young adults need. We need more places to have fun and enjoy ourselves. It’ll help us find jobs all while going to work.
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No chain restaurants!!!!
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I think this is a great idea to bring more tourist and money to the area. Let's put Virginia Beach on the map again!
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A section with resting or viewing area with nice porch swings
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High-end putt-putt/mini-golf.
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Restaurant and retail incubators.....
Like the “shack”
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I would want a beautiful solar glass dome over the wave pool ! It would be a perfect fit to celebrate the past and the future and truly make this project a year round experience that is user and eco friendly !!!
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Solar glass dome for the pool - a perfect fit to recognize the past and the future !!! More year round use !
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I think the best thing is to make the old Dome area a music venue! It would be a great place to support our local bands , music artist and outdoor theater. A beautiful park for all ages would add so much more to the Oceanfront instead of more shops. This way you can have a climbing wall , gardens with native plants, trees ( not palm trees) for shade. open grass areas for picnicking, benches for sitting, and paths to wander. This will add beauty to our ocean front. The park can even open up to stage for indoor/outdoor concerts. This would make a great transition area to the ViBe Creative District and oceanfront.
I do not think a surf park would be financially wise. The cost to build for a select population is not cost effective . I do not feel that it will generate enough money.
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Weekend market farmers/crafts/art
Local brewery/wine market
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The oceanfront is becoming too congested with all the tear downs and condo's and town homes being put up. By putting in entertainment venues, you are turning the entire are into a grid lock. I'm also concerned about crime if major entertainment and sports are brought to the area. I know the city wants tax revenue, but this is the oceanfront, not "downtown".
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Local art integration is essential for this venue. We have some very talented award ?? winners right here
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A heated wave ?? ????? pool would really be a win win. A covered wave ?? pool ????? would be even better. That way you control completely the quality of the surf ??????? with zero wind Interference
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Whatever we have, it needs to be a year-round facility. Please don't make it something that has to be closed down in the winter months.
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Residential and office components will make the destination viable year 'round which is what we need --- must haves in this project.
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Outdoor stage for entertainment around the wave pool
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Interactive art sculptures like a scavenger hunt while traveling through the area. For restaurants a lot of eating areas inside and out.
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Something for the older generation!
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Local businesses
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Large scale games
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Include a indoor/outdoor concrete skateboard park in the plans and get a legit company to build it like Team Pain. Trashmore skatepark is getting a facelift soon but they are purchasing lame and boring prefab ramps.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Volleyball courts. We have great teams here an not much room to invite large competitions. Beach and court ball would be great.
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I use to live in Ithaca and they have a science center, i know it may be a stretch but would be great
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For music, would like to see steel drum, Caribbean style - not so much rock please.
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More focus on open spaces and less on cramming as much as possible into the area. A music/entertainment area with open spaces, food truck area, access via multiple transportation modes, would be great. Part of an attractive conduit linking the convention center to the oceanfront...not a blockade of "stuff" (e.g. surf park, apartments).
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Professional Sport
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This is an opportunity for Hampton Roads to become a premier vacation destination like no other. A few high end shops mixed in would attract not only a lot of people but a lot people with money also.
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How about a dog park?
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The surf park idea is not the answer as we have a beach with natural surf available. Be more creative bring something that the city does not have. Perhaps, keeping with the water and surf theme, an artificial whitewater rafting experience. These can be used for surfing in a different form from what is currently available at the oceanfront.
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No comment at this time.
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Splash park for kids
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Splash pad / park for kids
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Locally owned dining and drinking. Very much against big chain restaurants.
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LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE DOME AT CIRCUS CIRCUS IN LAS VEGAS FOR INSPIRATION.... UNDER A 5 ACRE DOME ARE 2 ROLLER COASTERS, A WATER RIDE, GO KARTS, ROCK WALL, AND TONS OF FAMILY FRIENDLY STUFF TO DO ON A YEAR ROUND BASIS. WHY NOT DUPLICATE THAT HERE IN VA BEACH. A YEAR ROUND ATTRACTION THAT LOCALS AND VISITORS WOULD VISIT. AGAIN, THAT'S THE ADVENTURE DOME AT CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS FOR A GREAT IDEA........
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Just please make something happen in the city that goes nowhere.
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i think this will be a great move for the city
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Richard Lowmanice skating
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Brewery
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We need free parking for locals--lots of it.
we need a hub for transportation--think busses. Hold the rest in reserve for the future. Function--not glitz!
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Large concert arena!
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already have those---ampitheater.....too much traffic not nearly enough busses.
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Fishing themed activities
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RonellPerformance venues for the arts (theater, music, dance).
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Kid friendly entertainment "Magic Shows" something in that area! Local eateries to support our culture here. This help will give another reason to want to vacation here. Surf park fits are lifestyle and the little ones get inspired.
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By the way, if anyone wants top-tier professional sports in our region, you had better start thinking light rail . . .
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Professional sports are not ever coming to the oceanfront...If we are to leave our cars--anywhere--we have to park them--somewhere...and then take the Bus.
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Parking to tax paying VB residents should be expanded, not decreased. Our in season parking experiences are stressful which keeps us away from the oceanfront in the peak season. We pay enough taxes and object to further eroding our access and paying more money. NO NO NO!
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Green space
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skate park, kids park (trampoline park mazes) there is nothing like that around the oceanfront
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There can be better uses for this property. What is the rush? Wait for the right thing. This is going to be seasonal and not the type of crowd you want
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More family events
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Whatever makes the city grow for economic and tourism purposes. The arena was a long time coming now a bust hopefully this won't be the same.
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Design surf park to convert to ice skating during the winter.
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Restaurants with national appeal from Bubba Gumps to Legal Sea Foods to Mastros attract tourists and locals alike. Those are the establishments that are paying for parking and fighting crowds.
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Ice skating in winter, top 40 dance club
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Echard WheelerA skatepark instead of a surf park would get more use by more people in any season.
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Paula K. HewittSkate park, children's water or sprinkler park and playground, low cost equipment rental for surf and skate park.
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Deirdre GlasheenThat enough. Need to see a design incorporating trees and plants
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Kremena DimitrovaOutdoor theater for local groups to perform; Outdoor seating, please and green spaces; perhaps small European style cafes and bakeries;
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Children's interactive museum like The Thinkery in Austin, TX.
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Bill NewtonPerformance venues for the arts (theater, music, dance
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Danna CullenAn open container zone like New Orleans. Buskers, Food Trucks, lower priced options for family food & entertainment.
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Linda Gualeni Ludwig I hope it very family orientated. We need entertainment for families with young children.
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Eric LoganHouse of Blues Restaurant
Water Features/Fountains
Mix of family fun entertainment and things for Millenials/Gen X to do in later evening after families go to back to rooms
Brewery
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William NRoller hockey rink or multi-sport rink.
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Carrie WallWould love to see high end current plays like DC or New York example: Chicago, Adladin etc.
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Guillaume CreteauThemed restaurants, experiential dining, animatronic park, petting zoo, bowling boutique, indoor roller coaster, flight simulator,
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Rob DevinneyHave some sort of AR venue so you can virtually surf or other cool stuff in Virtual Reality. Also. this is in the vibe district please find a way to incorporate local artists and art work into the site.
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Amanda HitchcockNew non-chain food destinations. Bring some great local food to the oceanfront. Norfolk is hitting its stride in that regard, we need to take a page from that book.
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Karen HavekostAreas to park strollers and wheel chairs and eat ice cream. Park space for sitting and listening to music. Covered space for small music events. Water bottle filler. No to residential or hotel on this site. Space geared to families during the day and evening and entertainment in the evening. Public art displays. Skateboard ramp (because it is discouraged in most oceanfront areas).
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Elizabeth MatulenasChildren's Museum, Art/Painting store, LEGO store
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I don’t think we need to add any apartments/condos. I would like middle of the road, proven successful restaurants with a theme (ie Margaritaville).
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Michael Be creative and unique with the design but please incorporate "green", environmental strategies within the design as well as give it a VB touch that isn't so standard to all the other high-rise hotel and concrete structures.
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Cote J StawsonOpen air Farmers Market/Flea market. An ice rink, a open stage that can be utilized by children/community theater companies.
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Maria CoutoBetter public transportation options! If the city wants to promote tourism, they need to promote getting in and out of the city without adding to the already congested roads that locals have to drive in. Thank you
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This type of projects are long overdue, please make it happen. Don't turn it into like previous one. Do this for the people and the city, and please, take the politics out of it.
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Make it classy
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I have great concern regarding the noise generated by the wave machine and live music
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There are several great ideas in the comments. City leadership should insider options that would extend the tourist season outside of memorial to labor day. The ocean front is crowded enough during the summer.
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Greenhouse
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Look at the new river site developed outside of D.C. The site there was beautifully developed with gorgeous upscale restaurants that are not chains. The outdoor spaces there are purposefully designed with swings, fire pits, outdoor vendor stalls, and seating. Please do not develop this like town center, which offers no regard to the outdoors and no thought to how the buildings interact with one another.
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DaveIf we want this to be unique, why don't we hire a top notch national planning firm to design it for us, then put it out for bid, which could include for a developer to buy, build, own the venue? We should be thinking outside the box on this one. It seems we are doing something fundamentally wrong with the Arena/ 19th Street/ Dome development desires. Shouldn't this be a coordinated package? We should do there generally what we do best in the resort area. What exactly is it? With the great resort area we have, developers should be breaking our doors down to develop this package, shouldn't they? I do like the idea of a nod to surfing, especially with the granddaddy of surfing contests here, which is now outliving, literally, its founders. And we are a/ the major gateway to the world class surfing beaches of the OBX.
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Nadine Bialowasseasonal farmer's market/craft sale; animal rescue events that are of no cost to attend
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Perhaps a workout place for locals , movies theater, RV (campers) to park in designated areas.
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ice skating in winter, drone racing, maybe even skateboarding. Think the surfing live music and rock climbing are #1, 2, and 3 ideas by far. Indoor ski/snowboard "treadmills" would be extremely cool too. Promoting the other board sports comes back around to surfing and more surfer tourism in the area (by far the best kind of tourism, they actually care about the beach!)
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Cater to the locals as there’s enough geared toward tourists already. As a local i rarely visit the oceanfront. Important to incorporate local not chain businesses, active components such a rock wall, pet friendly, open seating (fire pits for year round use) similar to The Shack and other establishments providing outdoor activities to appeal to more audiences and not just “a bar”, accessibility to a food truck circle.
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Local art. Let local artists submit a mural piece for a couple of the building walls. The city will decide the winner.
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Family friendly but something just for adults too interesting architecture true to the founding of this area
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None
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Space for outdoor corn hole play or tourney.
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Space for corn hole play or tourney.
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Skatepark, Bars, Ice rink, Music Venue
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Trampoline park, skate park, ropes course park
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Outdoor theater where locals amateur groups or even students can perform.
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Not sure - need more info. Plan to attend meeting.
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Local restaurants and establishments by local owners only!
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Robot trucks and drone races would be a great venue for all demographics
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We need new attractions to the beach
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Mini golf/putt putt and bumper boats, paint and craft room with lots of shells and sand..lounge areas with wading pools
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Dining and retail combo in close proximity. I want to stroll through cool shops and grab a drink too. See 13th street and Sansom in Philadelphia; NYC’s west village; selden market but better.
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Outdoor movies
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outdoor movie screen and music stage
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I would love to see some actual luxury apartments in the area. The beach area is full of hotels but not enough apartments.
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Wine and brew house
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NIGHTLIFE VENUE!
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Pet friendly great closets.
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An indoor running track (200 meters)
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Paul BarracoCovered children playground for bad weather. Keeping children happy keeps adult vacationers happy.
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Townsend Brown,JrIce skating during the winter.
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Bryan BeecroftAcoustic "bowl" type amphitheater seating perhaps 60-80.
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Susie CainMini golf
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Trampoline park
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More cafes and and unique shops. fewer souvenir shops. Future lodging should be consistent with a quaint town feel. GREEN SPACE
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Upscale shopping
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Interactive art exhibits, food/drink festivals, ethnic themed festivals.
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Looks good but not getting hopes up. Wave park should go somewhere else that has more room & allows local surfers better & less expensive access.
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Sand sports like volleyball and sand soccer.
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Restaurants with outdoor balcony/patio seating.
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Splash pad, state of the art playground for kids
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Outdoor summer fun water park are. Water that comes from the ground and splashes people to cool off. Banches to seat
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Roller Skate Ring For all ages and children activities play area
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community garden
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Water park or surf park. Maybe a lazy river or wave pool. #Vabeachhasnowaves
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We need this here. Good for us and visitors. A when when
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I think there should be a whole area that is pedestrian only from for a segment along atlantic ave. Rather than the dome site arctic to pacific.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
A nice idea in theory, but we don't really have the infrastructure to support it - our streets are already overcrowded with traffic.
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An indoor/outdoor retro carnival midway like all classic beach towns used to have and many still do, partly indoor so it is all waether/season, something diverse and vibrant, not a single type of activity
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Why are there so many request for SPORTS BARS.. there are so many all over the city already. I like to eat in a place where I can converse w/my dining companion(s), not necessarily a "romantic venue'. Blaring TV screens or even ones w/just messaging on the bottom are a distraction.
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Focus on the event venue and surf park. Limit restaurants - no chain restaurants!
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Surf and skate demonstrations
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healthful, educational, cost effective
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What happens to the church?
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The wintertime at the ocean front leaves little things to do in the winter months. An indoor put put golf experience would be awesome. In the Summer it could be open as well. Kind of like Top golf, but the put put aspect. Serve food and drink for both adult and kids.
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Holiday Events
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Walking paths-covered or indoor
Group classes - exercise, dance, yoga
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How about Tai Chi, like the have in China? young and old participate each and every day.
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Indoor walking path
Yoga
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Would like to see JBs Margretiville complex and Paula Deens Rest.retail
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Would like to see a JBs Margaritiville and a Paula Deens complex
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lego land
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What happens to the church
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What happen to the Church?
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Kva beach overcrowded
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Very very good work
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So good
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Indoor trampoline area
Outdoor concert area
Random outdoor shaded tables for chess, checkers, backgammon
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Professional sports team
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Unique activities. Ever heard of Whirleyball?
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Definitely would like to see more diversity in shops around the area, perhaps a museum to illustrate VB's history and culture.
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I like the idea of apartments, pet friendly, family friendly areas that are open year round. Make sure there is enough parking. I would pay for valet service.
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For any fitness studios, health food restaurants/cafes, and athletic wear retail locales, allow them to offer a type of "class pass" to give discounts or award points to those who work out, dine, and shop all in same block. Then, over the summer, this membership could waive the fee for attendance at offerings of outdoor yoga, bootcamp, etc. classes.
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Amazing if the pedestrian walkthrough could be converted into a pop up park theater festival--a la Shakespeare in the Park at the Boston Common--for two weeks per year.
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An open air gazebo for smaller acts
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Art venue
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Sports Bar/ Ice skating
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Outdoor concerts, kiosks outside, food trucks
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Dessert Cafe.
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integrate with beach street usa but with better performers on a nightly basis
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Wine tasting
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Brittany ReneeGood mix of children's entertainment and educational type concept, live music venue, love the surf park idea, ice rink in the winter is great, art installations are another great idea, quality restaurants and retail
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Private health & wellness spa (yoga, massage, acupuncture, etc.).
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Outdoor concert or music when appropriate
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www.TheBunnyHutch.org Check us out online, our brand of rescue is a perfect non-profit facility for this venture.
As the Director of the 1st boutique animal shelter of its kind I implore you to come and visit our facility. We are the future of rescue. A fun, lively atmosphere that appeals to the communuty and tourist alike. All of the suggestion from others to include rock wall, zipline, the arts and more are a part of our future destinations. PLEASE help us realize our vision, support our ONE OF A KIND mission and contact me at [email protected] Dr. Maxwell
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This will be great for the community!!!
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Surf park is an awesome idea!
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Affordable unique informal Family entertainment
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Mixed use similar to Norfolk's Waterside district with bars, resturants, retail and of course some activities more family oriented. An are with live music/ beer garden would be pretty cool.
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THE BEACH
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Talented street performers throughout.
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soccer bubble
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Space for visual and structural art. Performing art venue. Space for rotating exhibits.
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Public art installations
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More modern designs in architecture and in the streets.
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Concierge/shuttle for those who would like to take advantage of the local golf courses. Golf courses can offer a package for transportation, club rental, lunch, and green fees or a group lesson.
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Live shows, music
And Entertainment
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Maker sapce
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Stoked on all of this
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Video/virtual golf with instruction software, spa/gym/fitness center, vr gaming-group or competitive, youth programs, child care
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Vibrant landscape and public art that is authentic to our region
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Virginia Beach Poll:
What types of shopping/retail opportunities would you like to see?
Closed for Comments
Locally-owned, organic, fair trade.
ReplyFlag27 Agreeone month ago
The hard part of that is when it gets too expensive for locals to support regularly - which is already the problem with much of the Oceanfront in general.
ReplyFlag6 Agree27 days ago
Please don't compete with local retail/restaurant businesses nearby. Music theater - yes. Some residential and offices are OK. Open public spaces, please. Convenient parking for locals to visit the beach and boardwalk is very very important.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Limited, unique, and local
ReplyFlag18 Agreeone month ago
Think local. Everyone knows the retail industry is way down nationally. Only put what is needed to sustain amenities associated with the project, such as sports merchandise to compliment the field house/sports venue. Do not compete with nearby existing resort or Vibe retail. "Experiential retail" sounds catchy, but is it a fad? Realize that whatever retail is put there at the outset could change over time and become something undesirable. The less retail the better. Consider integrating and partnering with existing nearby communities to encourage flow of commerce rather than building a one-stop "mouse trap" on the site. Any retail should have an artful, sustainable architecture rather than more ugly big boxes and more concrete jungle.
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Ashby MossRetail here needs to be unique. Please no more souvenir shops or national chains already in the market.
ReplyFlag13 Agreeone month ago
Creative arts as extension of ViBe district offerings.
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I don't care as long as its not another effing sunsations or crappy beach souvenir shop
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Bingo!
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
permanent space for the farmer's market
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Unique and local, not what is already on the boardwalk
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Agree with the unique and local boutique idea. There is no place to bring friends for a unique shopping venture in Virginia Beach. Give local craftsmen and artists a venue to allow visitors and locals more options than standard kitschy beach fare. The Virginia Artisan trail is a great start for ideas. While they are not VB residents, consider extending an offer to the artists and craftsmen from the Eastern Shore.
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
I am totally opposed to the Dome Site Project. I have lived in VA Beach since 1961 and have seen the parking situation at the oceanfront become less and less. I have experienced the hassle for out of town guests to find parking, family members and myself being toed and having to pay high prices to get our cars out of a lot (plus the lots are unmanned and you can be there hours until a truck brings in another unlucky car) due to poorly marked available parking in the past.
There is very little break for citizens of VA Beach to park at the oceanfront and we as citizens of VA Beach pay high enough taxes that we should have some sort of break besides the minimal in place to park in a garage or other city maintained lots. I refrain from patronizing the oceanfront businesses due to the parking situation at the oceanfront. If anything, the Dome site should be a multi layered parking garage.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
They are building a stand alone multi layered parking garage ..... and the city is now working on discounting parking for locals in the summer in the lots. After many people have spoken up about this Just give them a chance and alittle time !
ReplyFlag1 Agree16 days ago
I've been a resident since 1954. This is a great idea to revitalize quality tourism. I agree that parking has to be taken consideration but this is prime real estate and should be treated as such. Remember that touism helps our economy.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Locally-owned, eco-friendly, healthy options, fair trade, benefits the local community
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Please just not another cheap beach store like most of what is on the strip.
ReplyFlag4 Agree29 days ago
Boutique, unique, local arts, no cheap tacky souvenir shops.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Boutique stores, no T-shirt/ souvenir shops please. Perhaps a nice book store/ coffee and play area set up for rainy days or poor weather.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Apple store.
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Free parking for Hampton Roads residents!
ReplyFlag3 Agree27 days ago
Virginia Beach really doesn't need any more retail stores.
ReplyFlag2 Agree23 days ago
Local only please.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Honestly, the less retail the better.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Organic/farmers market
Caribou Coffee shop
UPS / mail package shop where independent businesses in VBcan use as their address and receive packages etc.
virtual office space where you can useconferencerooms and have a sharedreceptionist etc. This way local independent businesses can use this to conduct their business close to home.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Jessica Jo Picardilocal, unique restaurants. Maybe even a weekend farmer's market?
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High-end shopping, rather than T-shirt shops.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
A Mix of both local arts and higher-end chains. Not tourist t-shirt shops. We have enough hermit crab sales.
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Apple Store, Nordstrom or other high end retail
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Very limited locally owned boutique type shopping for home and clothing. No cookie cutter chains! How can you get your visitors/residents to shop at already existing shops?
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JasonTHere is plenty of shoppoing/retail at the oceanfront. The last thing we need is more shopping.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
Virginia Made Products store, market for quick food items, creamery , Shell Store
ReplyFlag1 Agree23 days ago
None. We don't need any more.
ReplyFlag1 Agree25 days ago
Something different and unique and not the same hundreds of stores selling the exact same merchandise
ReplyFlag1 Agree26 days ago
Not another cheesy tourist shop. More boutiques please!! Local art, farmers market!
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Anything not Bruce Thompson funded. It’s unfortunate the beach has lost all traces of old VB.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
None
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Unique, local owned. New to the area.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
I'm not thrilled about bowling or the movie theater, but they are indoor activities which would draw crowds even in poor weather. I really like the idea of a music venue that should do rain or shine. I would not really do any sort of retail/merchandise shops or restaurants as there is already an over saturation of them in the area. A small mini golf place would not be a bad idea, as there are only three currently down here and are all between 21st. and 25th St. Another idea would maybe be a trampoline park. We get a lot of gymnasts that come through the convention center and I'm sure they would enjoy a venue like that. These trampoline parks are also low maintenance and low on payroll making them easy to staff and profit from.
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None
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Local handmade
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Art galleries and studios
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I second the locally owned, organic and fair trade
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Local only please
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Boutiques
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Local artists, food, and boutiques that give a unique touch to what Virginia Beach has to offer.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Local!
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Local, unique, artistic
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Local, unique, artsy
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Local, unique, not national.
Shared "maker" space for pop-up vendors and locals who do not have garage or yard space for large tools, printers, etc.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
In the spring, summer, fall maybe even a local market of fruits, vegetables, etc.
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None
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not chain stores more local businesses
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None.
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Isa RodzNothing high end
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"10,000 villages" (fair trade)
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NONE
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Some shops not only "tourist-centric"...last thing we need is another VB t-shirt shop or beachy place.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
I don’t know that we need more retail in this specific area.
ReplyFlagAgree9 days ago
Please no sunsations or touristy shops, there are too many of them already. Zumies, Tillys, urban outfitters, local retailers.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
No more! I am a long lifelong resident of this area and there is already more than needed retail options.
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A day spa , with everything, cafe massage facials jacuzzi, , saunas ect
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Locally owned boutiques, clothing and or fine arts and gifts (not "souvenir shops" like on the boardwalk)
ReplyFlagAgree12 days ago
Keep it as local as possible. No huge franchises.
ReplyFlagAgree14 days ago
High-end retail or locally owned businesses. Give incentives or assistance to relocate. Reach out to businesses that do not have a presence at the oceanfront already. Mrs. Bones Dog Boutique would be a great addition, 29 year old company and has been in the Virginia Beach community for 15 years – first Hilltop, now at Town Center
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Locally owned businesses, surf shops
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holistic store, and old school record store that sells cd's and vinyl-all genre's.
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Boutiques, locally owned!
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Earth-friendly, sustainable products made by U.S. and local businesses and entrepreneurs. Handcrafted items, including many functional, usable items & clothing in great variety. Avoid plastics & substances that don't biodegrade into harmless components. Organic, nonGMO, etc. wide varieties of types of foods & beverages that are healthy & designed for people with varying needs.
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Locally owned merchandised retailers
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Local unique restaurants. No chains
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a variety of cost based options for everyone, no more than two high-end, a few quick food option low-cost restaurants and then a mix of mid-level priced restaurants after that. This way everyone could find something based either upon time available or financial situation.
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Something like Disney springs, outlet kind of stores
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Local and unique - not more of the stoes/restaurants like in the malls.
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Local business pop up shops
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Coastal inspired boutiques, resort wear boutiques and nice gift shops. No Sunsation type stores or souvenir shops
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Unique shopping stores
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New products and boutique, some upscale, not found locally.
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kid friendly family friendly stores that are interactive. Lego store or something unique to this area. No tourist shops that sell VB merchandise and hermit crabs.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Outlet Shops
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
The last thing this area needs is more retail space. If you build it be careful. You know retail is overbuilt and changing fast. I am afraid the new outlet mall as nice as they tried to make it is going to go under. I went twice at Christmas and there were more employees than customers in almost every store. I drive by it every day and that parking lot stays empty. All of the area malls are dead compared to their heyday. Everyone is saying local retail but you know with the rent you will be asking that is never going to happen. Lelogland.? Maybe you can get places like that but will they make it for 20 years? This will never be Orlando.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Locally oriented restaurants and artisans, something along the lines of a Krog Street Market, Chelsea Market, or Ponce City Market. Minimize the number of chains!
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Theres enough restaurants and retail already in the area. Small local restaurants wouldn't be able to afford the rent to start off and would essentially be moving their business down the street which is pointless. This project should focus on entertainment because there is nothing fun to do at the oceanfront. We already have enough hotels, restaurants and surfshops.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
I'll add on to the local bit. Anything that highlights Virginia Beach, then Hampton Roads and then Virginia for tourists and I don't mean a low budget souvenir shop with filled with kitsch made in China.
It's hard to do now with the mono-corporate culture all over the U.S. but I'll take Virginia ham as an example. In Madrid, Spain their version of ham is everywhere, whole legs are offered for sale in stores, wrapped in different colors for gifts. There are crowded stores/restaurants/cafes/pastry stores that serve both beer and espresso and going into one of these places is a scene. You can get a whole ham for a gift, buy slices of meat like a deli to take home, vegans with a sweet tooth can ignore all that and go to the pastry counter to pick up a box to take away, folks can get a meal at the counter, or just a beer or coffee and talk with friends. Could recreate the same thing but with Virginia products (Virginia ham, local bakery, local brewery beer on tap).
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
What do you mean by residential but not primary?
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
It would be great if the retail was environmentally friendly.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Jon Kingwe have plenty now
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Travis MansellIt would be nice to have some incubator spaces available for new locally owned businesses.
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Aimée AdamsNone
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Retail mix similar to Cape May, NJ or Carytown, Richmond that showcase local talent.
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Jerry HasteI don’t think many locals will use the shopping/retail due to the parking issues and crowding. I think retail needs to be left to the developers as it will be focused on the tourist and visitors. Certainly no one from Kempsville is going to drive to this to shop when numerous opportunities for the same can be had closer and with less parking/traffic hassle.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Kremena DimitrovaUnique; no souvenir shops, unless they are from local artists;
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Danna CullenHigher end designer clothing and home accessory boutiques like those found in Miami Beach and other celebrity hubs.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Antique shops
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Savannah Bolinunique and local. I don't want to see anymore mass beach shops.
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RobertWhatever is going to be created on the site, I could care less. To me, it's not the role of government to entertain me.
Let it be developed without any public tax dollars. Period. If, as the mayor is always using the phrase, "The greatest city in the world" is true, then why do we have to constantly BRIBE companies and developers to build here. That's a clear sign that we are really subordinate to all other destinations where people want to live, work and play.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Gillian BeckwithALL locally owned businesses, no need for chains/big box shops
ReplyFlagAgree22 days ago
RobinLocal art.
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Bryan ClarkA healthy mix of local businesses and chain retail.
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
Nadine BialowasNot chains, small business efforts
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
A mix of local and national options
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
Open air food/fish markets and local retailer businesses
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Most of the big surf shops are near the location. Bring in someone else like Pungo Board House.
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Fun restaurants and bars
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An outdoor fresh market
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small boutique, upscale
ReplyFlagAgree26 days ago
Local
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Paul BarracoVery few. We need a city park here, not more commercial development.
ReplyFlagAgree26 days ago
None.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
upscale gift shops, gormet food gifts
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Experience home base. A dedicated hub for what there is to do in the city - a jumping off point to help visitors and local have a place to gather then experience. This can be a combination of private and public. Allow visitors to have a target to go to and know that if they can get themselves there, they can have a dedicated transportation hub to find something to do and get them to other experiences through a variety of public and private transportation options. It'll draw people to the venue but also propel them to other opportunities (spending) in the region.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Farmers market
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Murals done by local artists would be a great way to highlight the history and culture of VB.
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Local Art
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Unique rather than chains. Local or Virginia based companies
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
As little as possible.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
For shopping just go with the farmer's market idea of locals making and selling their products.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Local ONLY! No chains, no major brands, just local products.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
More variety
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healthful, nurturing, educational, informative, cost effective (not cheap junk), and positive to what CoVB needs to become and not more of the same-old nonsense we have today
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Local.
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Arts and specialty
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No corporate chains! Local businesses only... stimulate our economy
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Teresa Buckley Diazlocally owned businesses
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Private investors can do what they like so long as pubic roads and thoroughfares remain public. Not one dime of taxpayer subsidies/tax breaks whatsoever.
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
local retail! please stop with the vape shops and airbrush stores that keep popping up at the oceanfront...small snack shops!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Once again this needs to be an organic process. It is important that it is mixed use. In the winter time this must be a used facility.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
local, limited
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Local shops
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
co-work space with start up retailers and restaurants....this could be an incubator for restaurants (food trucks, etc.)
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
American Ninja Warrior course, Super G water slide. Anything that goes there should have a charitable aspect that benefits those with special needs.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Erin Shindlelocal and unique!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Brittany ReneeLocal and/or high end, something that meshes well with the ViBe district
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Quality Discount Stores, emphasize Quality
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Gamestop, Taco Bell, Starbucks for indoors & some outdoor Food Trucks
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
you just ruined the whole concept
ReplyFlag2 Agree27 days ago
Surf shop
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Surf shop, healthy snack shack.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Authentic locally-backed venues
Limit chain commercial
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Showcase the best-of Virginia Beach. Opportunities for locally owned restaurants to have smaller kiosks with abbreviated menus.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
boutique, beach themed
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Virginia Beach Poll:
What types of restaurants or other dining options would you like to see?
Closed for Comments
NO NATIONAL CHAINS
ReplyFlag46 Agreeone month ago
Agree - minimal food/beverage concessions. You are surrounded with great locally owned restaurants that are perfect partners for your project. Help them! This project was intended to provide additional sources of revenue to the current existing hospitality business community (hotels, restaurants, retail). That is why public money (our tax $) is involved-not to create more competition.
ReplyFlag22 Agreeone month ago
Exactly
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Minimal food concession stands so that area restaurants on Atlantic Ave. and the Boardwalk can flourish.
ReplyFlag10 Agreeone month ago
It'd be really cool if there could be a small area for a "food truck friday" kind of thing. Most food trucks are local too so I think a lot of people would like it. Also some coo. beachy restaurants would be awesome!
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
VB has plenty of locally owned and chain restaurants to support area, along with breweries and distilleries.
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
There are way more than enough restaurants in the vicinity. New hotels have added them recently. Breweries are opening. The Vibe has new places, 31st St is struggling, Atlantic Avenue didn't have a great year. Why compete with these "local" places with national chains when we should support them. I hear a top chef place is being discussed for the site. Top chef restaurants are never as good as billed. Check out the terrible reviews of Waterside's Guy Fieri's place. Not only are the reviews bad, but Yelp has issued a Consumer Alert that they suspect someone is trying to artificially inflate reviews. Stay local! Less is better.
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
While I'm inclined to agree with you overall, part of the problem is that many of these places have priced themselves out of the regular and consistent local market. Which is partially due to real estate, I get it, but most of the year-round traffic can't regularly afford to eat and drink at many of our local establishments. Especially when the quality can vary drastically.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Focus on entertainment. The area is already flooded with great, locally owned restaurants!
ReplyFlag5 Agree28 days ago
local, local, local....authentic
good food, live music, and outdoor entertainment 5pm-10pm
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
No chains... only snack food to keep people nourished while participating in events. Let’s support our local restaurants already established.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Vegetarian/vegan
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
No chains or no restaurant at all
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Rely on existing restaurants. But have aCaribou coffee shop, a yogurt shop for teens, a burger shop for teens that has sports screens but does Not serve alcohol so the local teens have some place to go.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
None except the food and beverage facility form the surf park. We do NOT need more restaurants, we need more people coming to the restaurants already there.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Billy BaldwinLocally owned businesses and at a min. There are already a lot of great restaurants at the oceanfront and the completion will put many out of business.
ReplyFlag2 Agree21 days ago
JasonWe don't need more restaurants or dining. We have tons of that at the oceanfront. Lets support the ones that we have. Growth is good for the oceanfront, but more restaurants is not what we need
ReplyFlag2 Agree22 days ago
We don't need any more restaurants, or anything similar to that. Virginia Beach is overloaded as it is. It has lost its charm.
ReplyFlag2 Agree23 days ago
Already stated local, small business restaurants, Ethnic - this city NEED A GREAT GERMAN FOOD venue, there are none even in Norfolk now. Bread bakery like the one at Hilltop that makes the most delicious bread, served at the Lynnhaven Coffee Shoppe on Shore Drive. Another Lynnhaven Coffee Shoppe at the oceanfront would be awesome - great locally roasted coffee, and awesome food, but it needs a parking lot!
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
More pop-up food trucks/farmers market/beer and wine gardens. Food with quality over quantity.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Locally-owned, eco-friendly, healthy options, fair trade, benefits the local community
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
No national chain
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
No national chains
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Local, original, healthy, different, creative
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Ashby MossTaste Unlimited type combo specialty retail, eat-in but not full service. Plenty of full service restaurants elsewhere at the oceanfront, although most on Atlantic Ave need to up their game and stay open all year.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
There is already enough restaurants in the area. Why saturate the market even more than it is already
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Local! Local! Local!
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Local! Local! Local!
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
RobinLocally grown, organic food.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
None but for the love of Pete, no chain restaurants.
ReplyFlag1 Agree25 days ago
Agree that only an absolutely minimum number of offerings for food and beverages. There are plenty available all over the resort area.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Some vegetarian/vegan/healthy options. Look into bringing a Fruitive chain to the oceanfront. Place would sell out of food in hours believe it or not.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Outdoor dining during the season creates a very special ambience. Music should be taken into consideration as to what and how loud if you are trying to draw a more upscale crowd. They like to dine and have an experience that entails conversation as well as eating...think European... No fast food chains...local opportunities for local chefs...
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
None
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
None there is already an over saturation at the oceanfront. Allow for partnerships or maybe even catering by a local restaurants instead. Maximize space for attractions to bring down guests and let the local guys take care of the food. If you must put in a restaurant, nothing national, and maybe let a new concept be born from a local business person.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Teresa Buckley Diazlocally grown food by local chefs
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Yea... locally owned and sourced, please. No chains.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Private investors can do what they like so long as pubic roads and thoroughfares remain public. Not one dime of taxpayer subsidies/tax breaks whatsoever.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Out door seating that is Dog friendly. Coffee shops, healthy fresh fare, family friendly spots. If it is a major chain bring something new to the area. No repeats!
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
NO STARBUCKS... every corner seems to have one - local grocery stores are supporting Oprah and her share of stock in Starbucks/Tevana. We have some great local coffee roasters, and shoppes owned by locals that serve great coffee and food. Lynnhaven Coffee Roasters and Shoppe on Shore Drive for one.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
There are plenty of restaurants but the people here must be able to get to them. Have a variety here close. Maybe a restaurant that opens up to the large open space where concerts or activities can be seen (see the Ford Center outside of Dallas) could be one idea, another would be a brewery or sports bar and another eat in take out. BUT the important thing is that the people in this spot should be able to get to the restaurants that we do have at the oceanfront. Widen those walkways, insert big bike paths, encourage modes of transportation (bike cart?) and maybe have some form of electric transportation so that the transportation issue is solved.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Unique. Good quality unique boutique franchise if any at all. Good quality local or independently owned with excellent standards for quality and customer service. No cheap looking establishments. High quality food and service. Set enforced standards for businesses at location.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Selected Upscale
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Pizza and ice cream shops....just kidding. Basically anything other than whats on Atlantic Avenue
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Local seafood
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
upscale but locally owned
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Already plenty of choices
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
A large food truck area made up of trucks from local restaurants. No brick and mortar restaurants.
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
high protein low carb
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
4 or 5 star restaurant.
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
food trucks
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vegan options!
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Concessions only
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Food Trucks
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
independently owned farm to table type of restaurants.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Large communal eating space with smaller "incubator" kitchen stalls. This will allow for start-ups and complement the VIBE artistic endeavors through cuisine.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
I think you need one or two national branded restaurants to serve as an anchor, and then a few locally based restaurants. Definitely an area for food trucks. Also a Chelsea Market/Faneuill Hall type facility. Don’t understand why VB never had a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville here.
ReplyFlagAgree9 days ago
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN ONLY RESTAURANT
ReplyFlagAgree9 days ago
Organic, vegan, taco stands, food trucks, NO CHAINS! Maybe offer a few venues to Norfolk, Ghent area restaurants for expansion. Foodies love Ghent. Being some of them here.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
Reasonably priced healthy foods in a casual atmosphere.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
Locally owned, and a range of sandwich shops to nicer dinner restaurants
ReplyFlagAgree12 days ago
Tabitha L FrostNew locally owned
ReplyFlagAgree13 days ago
Breweries better cost restaurant options with quality food
ReplyFlagAgree14 days ago
local
ReplyFlagAgree14 days ago
Locally owned restaurants. A good casual Greek Restaurant.
ReplyFlagAgree15 days ago
local business/small business-no chain
ReplyFlagAgree15 days ago
No chains
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
Nutritious, earth-friendly, health-friendly foods in many price ranges made from U.S.-grown crops offered in wide variety of eating venues.
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
Mellow mushroom :) and integrate in local spots
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
nonfranchise UP-scale plus ice cream and sandwich shop
ReplyFlagAgree18 days ago
Something different from the standard Beach fare.
ReplyFlagAgree18 days ago
Family owned
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
Restaurants like The Food Shack in Jupiter, Florida http://www.littlemoirsjupiter.com/food-shack/#food-shack-1
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
Upscale! Not tourist cheap
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
new to market trends as well as unique specials mid price range
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
Locally owned restaurants, bars. NO National Chains.
Breakfast/lunch and dinner options. Outdoor seating available.
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
Unique restaurants no chains.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Area for food trucks
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
only fast food or quick dining no formal dining
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Anything actually affordable. Not a typical developer that charged $14 for a burger would be nice.
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
Partner with local restaurants on fun new concepts that complement each other, minimize chains, similar to krog street market
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
No national chains. Beer garden
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
No big chains. Restaurants that offer synergy to the experience.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Jon Kinglocal
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
BarbaraRenowned chefs.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Aimée AdamsNone
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
JamesThere are plenty of great locally owned restaurants that would greatly benefit from this venue. Adding chain, fast food or casual dinning will just create more competition for these established businesses.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Jerry HasteInexpensive fast food that is unique. Specialty food trucks, or services like that. A full sit-down restaurant is not needed here when there are dozens at the ocean front.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Minimal...there area great local restaurants in abundance and this industry is getting very competitive.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Kremena DimitrovaOutdoor seating with heated area for winter months
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Savannah BolinWould be great to have a food truck area, hang out park, seating etc. We have plenty of restaurants we just need areas to sit and enjoy aside from the strip.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Devin Winslowhigher end restaurants that we are not exposed to. However the main concern is the proposed restaurant efficiency and capacity. No one wants to go to a restaurant that is always packed, slow, and is a real gamble because no one takes reservations as it seems anymore.
ReplyFlagAgree21 days ago
Concerned CitizenOne national chain that currently does not have a presence in VB (or better, not in HR), like a Hard Rock Cafe, and the rest local restaurants
ReplyFlagAgree22 days ago
Nona OrcigaMore local restaurants instead of chains
ReplyFlagAgree22 days ago
stop the big chains that are overpriced and not very good.... when will they realize why locals rarely go to the ocean front .
ReplyFlagAgree22 days ago
Michael Something locally owned by someone other than the usual suspects. No chains. A small brewery would be nice. If the wave garden is included, definitely some type of open area that overlooks the water where less formal and more casual attire is acceptable.
ReplyFlagAgree22 days ago
Paleo & Ketogenic style recusants, Wine tasting and High End Mexican with large Tequila selcetion
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
pABC - anything but chain restaurants OF ANY KIND - Local, independently owned, farm to table, upscale white table cloth
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
Nadine Bialowasno chains small business opportunities
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
A deli like 58 Deli on Va. Beach Blvd. for sandwiches
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
lack of national chains, local places. More dining options from other cultures, for an area with lots of military travellers, there is a lack of food options from different cultures
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
Local, farm-to-table venues on several levels
ReplyFlagAgree23 days ago
No chains and no food trucks, please! Unique restaurants and cafes with outside sitting space.
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Zeros was right there originally. Locally started and owned. I’m sure Pherrell loves them.
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Somewhere cooking fish that just came out the water. Once they sell out they are done. First come first serve.
ReplyFlagAgree25 days ago
Paul BarracoHot dog stands, healthy snacks, drink vendors and the like.
ReplyFlagAgree26 days ago
Local restaurants featuring locally grown produce , fresh-caught local fish, locally raised meats; leave national chain restaurants in Town Center where they belong.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Several fast food options and a minimal to zero chain restaurants to appeal to the less adventurous. Concentrate on local restaurants / food for everyone else.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Minimal support to the new uses for convenience while on-property, rather then destination restaurants.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
multi cultural dining
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Virginia wineries
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
SURf
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Would love to see a Roy's Restaurant here. We need more upscale options. Besides, I don't think any local establishments offer Hawaiian fusion.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Local unique
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
In Niagara Falls, there is a restaurant called AG. The concept is that it is locally grown or produced food that changes with the seasons (so the food is always different). Do something like that were the produce here locally is used to make the meals.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
We have Leapin' Lizard on Shore Drive.. he grows the veggies in the back yard, and uses locally caught fish, and locally roasted coffee. Bet he might like to expand to the oceanfront if given a decent opportunity
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
No chain restaurants. Encourage local entrepreneurs.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Indoor outdoor and walk ups
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
There are plenty of fine restaurants in the local vicinity and we don’t need more- let the market dictate utilizing he existing facilities
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
A Bagel Bakery!
ReplyFlagAgree29 days ago
Food trucks. Redwood Smokehouse. Waffletina. No Frill Bar and Grill.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
A Founders Farmer restaurant which is currently a very popular chain in both Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
no chains
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
no concession. Local restaurants
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
It needs to be organic... not talking about organic food but the restaurants need to start on their own. Definitely some sort of sports bar, a brewery style but also something nice maybe overlooking the open space area.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
more outdoor dining during seasonable weather
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
food trucks no chains!!!!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Stands and food trucks from local restaurants
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More local restaurants with salad and sandwich options.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Brittany ReneeKeep national chains to a minimum, keep building on the types of restaurants that already exist in the ViBe district
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I like the idea of an indoor/outdoor brewery/pub style restaurant with views of the wave park. Outdoor seating can be easily used year-round with fire pits and/or heaters (if necessary at all).
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
NO CHAINS PLEASE. Local or celebrity chef only
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
local brewery, no pizza, no chain
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Experience dining - like hibachi, melting pot, make your own ramen nowl
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Family style and themed type restaurants and perhaps a steak house as guests don't have many options for a steakhouse at the beach that is reasonably priced.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
no chains!!!!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Deli and seafood
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
No chain restaurants.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Local food, Occasional food truck parking for special events, and chains such as Zoes kitchen. NO FAST FOOD
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
International foods
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Minimal. I like the idea of a dining experience to watch the surfing area, but beyond that, think that one or two locally-owned restaurants is the way to go. We have plenty of local talent to take care of the dining needs for this development.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Local! Unique.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
local coffee shop, cafes, bistros
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I likely will not go to a hectic dome site for dining. I'd prefer a local Esoteric, Java, or Hearth, etc.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Outdoor seating that can be retrofitted for late fall/winter/early spring use
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
no chains- support local chefs and entrepreneurs only
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Virginia Beach Poll:
The concept includes Class A office space. Would you enjoy the opportunity to work at an office located within the Dome Site?
Love It
28%
Like It
22%
Eh...
20%
Not So Much
15%
Please No
15%
Poll Closed | 1,090 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
If you were in the market for an apartment, would you consider renting an apartment at the Dome Site?
Potentially
25%
Yes
22%
No
20%
Probably Not
20%
Not Sure
13%
Poll Closed | 1,096 Responses

Public Amenities and Programming

What do you think of the following activities?

Active Recreation Opportunities

Virginia Beach Poll:
Dog Park
Love It
44%
Like It
21%
Eh...
15%
Please No
10%
Not So Much
9%
Poll Closed | 1,130 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Playground Equipment
Love It
44%
Like It
30%
Eh...
13%
Not So Much
7%
Please No
6%
Poll Closed | 1,129 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Skate Park
Love It
39%
Like It
24%
Eh...
19%
Not So Much
9%
Please No
9%
Poll Closed | 1,134 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Workout Equipment / Stations
Love It
37%
Like It
26%
Eh...
20%
Not So Much
9%
Please No
8%
Poll Closed | 1,121 Responses

Functional

Virginia Beach Poll:
Changing Rooms
Love It
56%
Like It
24%
Eh...
9%
Please No
5%
Not So Much
5%
Poll Closed | 1,117 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Showers
Love It
50%
Like It
24%
Eh...
13%
Not So Much
7%
Please No
6%
Poll Closed | 1,115 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Water Bottle refill stations
Love It
78%
Like It
14%
Eh...
4%
Please No
2%
Not So Much
1%
Poll Closed | 1,119 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Dog Water Fountain
Love It
59%
Like It
21%
Eh...
10%
Please No
6%
Not So Much
3%
Poll Closed | 1,115 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
Warming Stations
Love It
46%
Like It
29%
Eh...
16%
Not So Much
5%
Please No
5%
Poll Closed | 1,100 Responses
Virginia Beach Poll:
What other public amenities would you like to see?
Closed for Comments
Ashby MossGREEN SPACE. Preserve the existing mature trees and open, green space on Baltic between 19th & 20th St. and please do NOT destroy it just to provide more parking. This is a rare opportunity to provide useable green space at the oceanfront that can serve residents and attract visitors. And it's already City-owned! There are plenty of old nasty buildings in locations closer to resort attractions that would be better suited for parking.
ReplyFlag34 Agreeone month ago
I couldn’t agree more about trying to save as many of the beautiful mature trees on the western side of the property. It would be a shame to cut them down to be replaced by concrete or immature landscaping lacking in the grandeur of those mature trees.
ReplyFlag16 Agreeone month ago
I completely agree with you. We need to preserve all of the natural open areas filled with trees between Arctic Avenue and Baltic Avenue. Keeping as much open space and green space in needed in order to promote an open environment.
ReplyFlag6 Agree29 days ago
Use this space for a community garden and playground!
ReplyFlag2 Agree28 days ago
Green space for young families to sit or play games with children when walking to and from destinations at oceanfront. Splash pads for people and dogs walking by complex.
ReplyFlag22 Agreeone month ago
Public restrooms are always helpful.
ReplyFlag18 Agreeone month ago
GREEN SPACE AND TREES. SAVE AS MANY OF THE OLD GROWTH TREES ON THAT LOT AS POSSIBLE
ReplyFlag13 Agreeone month ago
Public green space - please make use of the park that the city already owns along Baltic between 19th and 20th streets. Parking SHOULD NOT be here; Parking ought to be closer to the beach, if possible, to provide a double use for this project and beachgoers. Parking pushed back to Baltic will be underutilized and is not ideal for beach patrons.
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
I think the 19th st corridor should have a Dog Park, and a Playground, and a Skate Park.... but maybe not all together with the dome site. They should probably be a separate park(s) with ample green space.

As far as the dome site goes I really want to highlight the need for open parks and green space on 19th Street. The portion of the lot touching Baltic seems to be a great opportunity for a large park. The small city lot on Arctic and 18th could also be an opportunity for a small park (perhaps containing the dog park, playground, or even skatepark).
ReplyFlag6 Agree29 days ago
Do not destroy the green space that is there or the mature trees. Create a path to the boardwalk, to the Vibe District and to the other areas (new pier?), 31st that really has not been jumpstarted? Have big clean restrooms, bike rentals, segway rentals, with paths that they can use. Wouldn't it be great if you could ride a bike SAFELY from 84th to this area... or from Croatan or First Colonial Road? Making the parking areas beautiful.Be sure they are integrated with a variety of the mixed-uses. COMPLIMENT the urban like fabric that we have there...Do not have surface lots!
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
The plans show the office building covering the entire lot that currently has the mature trees. They are history. Maybe they can be used to build a few benches around the saplings that will be planted. :)
ReplyFlagAgree20 days ago
green space
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Jessica Jo Picardigreen space
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Brittany ReneeGreen space for families to relax/pop up yoga or other exercise classes, splash pad for kids
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
some greenspace for familes to relax. Could be part of outdoor amphitheater.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Nice restrooms with an attendant so homeless and loiters can't hang out in there
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Green space
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Security alert buttons at specific locations
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Public restrooms. Accessible WiFi . Charging stations
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Public restrooms open year round for people who exercise. There are limited places open off season for runners and other local athletes to stop for a pit stop.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Shaded areas with benches for people to relax.
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Outdoor entertainment venue
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Gardens
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Public restrooms!!

Focus on Entertainment component!
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Need to keep current bus stop. Don't move it farther away.
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This is actually a very important point. The 19th street bus stop is a transfer station, and it seems very heavily used. I know of employees who work at the oceanfront and don't drive take one bus to 19th then catch another there. It's already difficult for many of them, please don't make it harder.
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
Electric car charging station
ReplyFlag3 Agree25 days ago
Bryan HakeyGreen Space. An open park with big trees and shade. Wide sidewalks down 19th.
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
LOTS of sidewalks.
ReplyFlag3 Agree29 days ago
Public restrooms. But visible security and police and police blue call boxes are needed. There are a lot of creeps around in the off season and this should not be allowed to be turned into s station for the homeless to shower etc.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Fitness
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Local membership to the surf park - - use partially as a public amenity
Trolley stop/access to public transportation
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Public restrooms ... monitored and not turned into homeless shelters ....

Save the trees .... incorporate open space as much as possible
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Plenty of green space! Agree with all the aforementioned amenities
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PARKING, PARKING, PARKING!!! We live on 20th st. one block from this development and we have no problems with parking on our street from summer visitors. This will bring all that right to our driveway if there is not AMPLE parking!!!
ReplyFlag2 Agree26 days ago
Pretty plant life. Cell phone charging station. Benches to sit on. Wifi. Dog friendly spaces. Sidewalk. Bike path. Public restroom.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Clean restrooms, with a 2/1 ratio of women's to men's "stalls"
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
Public restrooms.....public seating (know this can be problematic at times but older folks need to rest as they stroll). Easy access to fun trolley service along Atlantic and Pacific that runs until the eating and drinking establishments close. Additionally, the employees need to have a safe means to get to their cars which should be parked in the garages and not in the neighborhoods.
ReplyFlag2 Agree29 days ago
I love the idea of having changing rooms as day visitors currently don't have a place to do so.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
I like the idea, but I don't think this is the right venue for it at all. If we want to have nice things, then we need to keep wet, sandy people away from it until they're clean and dry.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
open space that would be great for picnics
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Current and nextgen communication options (charging station, wifi, etc)
Copious Electric charging options in any parking deck. Facility will be built just as we approach a flood of new EVs on the market
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
I'd like to see concerts, sporting events (e.g. Harlem globe-trotters, professional bull riding, circus, etc), I would not like to see the majority of this complex dedicated to tourism in an already overcrowded ocean front. Additionally, there needs to be an improvement (read: Expansion) in VB's infrastructure to accommodate the growing population, and traffic (local and visitor alike).
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Did you not know that the circus (Ringling Bros/Barnum and Bailey) at least is NO MORE?
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Warming stations, showers, and water, to me will attract homeless individuals.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
And will in general just make a mess.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
The city is building a homeless shelter on Witchduck Road right across from the Academy for "trouble youth"... to get them away from the oceanfront.. of course it is w/in walking distance of TowneCenter.. we'll see how that works out.
ReplyFlagAgree28 days ago
Indoor track for when it's too nippy to be at the Oceanfront or too hot/humid to safely be outside during the day.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Indoor Track & Field
ReplyFlag1 Agree7 days ago
Keep green space and increase trees and landscaping . Bike lanes on 19th St and cross streets
ReplyFlag1 Agree7 days ago
Green spaces, more parking
ReplyFlag1 Agree7 days ago
Lighting is everything! The "Dark Sky Initiative" should be part of the project. Also LEED certification would be ideal!
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
Discounts for locals with VB ID
ReplyFlag1 Agree16 days ago
Green space... lots of nice big trees and shade
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
Trees.
ReplyFlag1 Agree18 days ago
Open public space
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Wind turbines, solar panels and other green initiatives that promote reducing the sites carbon footprint.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
A surfboard drop off kiosk/service. A family with numerous boards/lengths of boards will have a tough time parking in a garage and managing getting all equipment to the facility.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
Danna CullenPlease do not rent any more of those 4 person + family bikes, they clog up the boardwalk and have ruined the boardwalk for locals since they emerged. If you get rid of them, maybe locals will come back to the boardwalk and the commercial oceanfront. Vending machines with breathalyzer tests. Cops retrained to be tourist ambassadors and not tourist harrasadors, our national reputation is an embarrassment. "Virginia Beach, come here on vacation, leave her on probation"...we may be the safest city but we are also going to be the poorest city if we are known more for handing out tickets then creating a relaxing atmosphere.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 days ago
RobinGreen space.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
Green space
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Michael Green space or park areas incorporated.
ReplyFlag1 Agree22 days ago
green space, VB needs more green nature to balance the developing skyscraper areas and the beach.
ReplyFlag1 Agree23 days ago
Green space, please! Just as others have mentioned - parks where families can walk and play; perhaps little European style cafes.
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Heated wave pool with half retractable Dome top. Warm water surfing. All year round
ReplyFlag1 Agree24 days ago
Green space, shady areas, visual appeal.
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
green space, family park
ReplyFlag1 Agree27 days ago
Greenspace and natural areas
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Splash pad
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
If you are calling this project the "Dome Site" then why not incorporate a structure that is in honor of the original Dome? Use a similar type structure over the Wave Park area. I really think you would get a lot more support if people who remember the real Dome from the 60s had the chance to see it revived again.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
community garden, indoor play space
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People who are residents year round and pay taxes, might consider that C of VB is SELF INSURED, which means if some one's kid gets bitten by a dog, or hurt on playground equipment by some sue happy visitor, you are going to have to PAY. Your taxes will pay for law suits for injuries.
ReplyFlag1 Agree28 days ago
Plus, if we keep catering so much to families, then we'll never grow this economy. Much of the population is adults and young professionals, people who actually have more disposable income year-round, and there's just not much for us to do. And I say that as someone who loves kids and wants a family someday.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Provide outdoor movie opportunities open to the public.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Good security so visitors feel safe walking and resting throughout the area when visiting; lots of open (green) space, retain mature trees, bike paths separate from pedestrian sidewalks, clean public restroom/changing facilities
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Green space
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Green Space and Open Areas. Please keep in tact and preserve all existing open grassy areas and trees. Incorporate "connector parks" that are already in use for all streets between Atlantic Avenue and the Boardwalk to promote an airy-type atmosphere.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
A park would be great with all the aforementioned amenities except for a warming station, bot sure how that would really benefit.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Green Space, incorporate architecture that integrated the natural environment with the facilities. Not just a giant mega structure that sticks out
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Benches, shaded areas
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Teresa Buckley DiazPicnic area, green space
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Private investors can do what they like so long as pubic roads and thoroughfares remain public. Not one dime of taxpayer subsidies/tax breaks whatsoever.
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Not an indoor shower area, but instead a few outdoor "spigots" for rinsing off. Less like a water park and more like a beach rinse!
ReplyFlag1 Agree29 days ago
Again, not a good idea to have anything like this near this site. This stuff belongs along the actual beach.
ReplyFlagAgree27 days ago
Local year round Surf Park memberships offer
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Phone Charging stations (somewhere
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
green space, picnic area, dog park
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Restrooms
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Clean bathrooms
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Daily rental lockers to use during visits.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
More parking
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Gardens
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Public wifi
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Bike rental stations including electric bikes
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Have lots of well designated public parking where people can conveniently haul their beach chairs and surf boards to the beach to enjoy our #1 amenity: THE OCEAN. Suggestion: Provide sturdy carts the public can rent and return to haul beach gear. Partner with local rental companies to expand offerings: rent volley balls, skates, surf boards, paddle boards, etc. Why we need a surf park two blocks from the ocean and natural waves seems kinda ridiculous and pathetic. How about dog dock diving: this was a big hit at Neptune! Google "dock dogs." Oh, how about some real green grass!
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Tide light rail service lol
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
Additional large scale parking. The area currently doesn't have enough parking spaces to support the summer rush, which in turn causes people to try to park illegally in residential areas.
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
running track!!!
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green space
ReplyFlagAgree7 days ago
This is a another VBCC scam to turn this into a new residential development to line their pockets at our expense.
It will be another Town Center failure that we will pay for. Should be a Nature/Dog Park or Free Parking Area.
Focus on our crumbling infrastructure instead.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
not a fan of the entire project, just another waste of time and money
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Green space and good clean restrooms are always an asset, but since it is a few blocks from oceanfront I don't see the need to showers and changing rooms.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Any residential element should focus toward stabilizing the community year round and should not include short term rentals of any kind!
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There is a large public amenity a block away called the "beach". The most pressing problem in this neighborhood is parking in general and EMPLOYEE PARKING in particular!!!! There should be no further development at the beach until a comprehensive Employee Parking solution is implemented. The number of public restrooms is also lacking. There is ample opportunity for green space at the Pavilion in any future proposals.
ReplyFlagAgree8 days ago
Some shading for hot days.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
Public art created by local (or at least Virginian) artists
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cell phone charging station
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concerts in winter, not outside but concert vennue in addition to surfing, long needed for tourists a movie theater near that end of beach.
For those of us over 60, easy to get around.
Big name draws.....bus to other attractions from there...zoo, downtown norfolk, etc
Green Space
ReplyFlagAgree15 days ago
Innovative LEED/Living Challenge toileting systems & restrooms with ample staff to supervise & clean. Lush plant life. Low noise levels. Gardens. Leisure parks. Picnic areas. Multiple community-friendly transportation & parking options, including biking/walking/shuttles.
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
Flowrider
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Incorporate geodesic dome architecture into aspects of the project to pay homage to the former Dome/VB civic center.
ReplyFlagAgree17 days ago
Water stations
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A seating area with nice porch swings.
ReplyFlagAgree19 days ago
Create a sports indoor/outdoor sector/section where people can play basketball, field hockey, soccer, boxing/mma, football, etc recorationally or BIG business level/confrences host tournaments and championship games.
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