Regional Community Economic Development Award issued by the Southern Economic Development Council
Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee
Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee
How Creative Thinking Placed the Community First
The Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee shall make recommendations to City Council and Development Authority on matters relating to reducing the amount of pre-existing nonconforming development, pursuant to Section 1804 of the City Zoning Ordinance, in APZ-1 and Clear Zones. Such recommendations shall be consistent with the City Zoning Ordinance, the APZ-1/Clear Zone Use and Acquisition Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Final Hampton Roads Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), and with good zoning practices that do not adversely affect established residential neighborhoods.
Specifically, the Committee shall make recommendations to City Council, Planning Commission, and Development Authority regarding:
The Committee shall report to City Council and Development Authority on its activities at least annually. Such report shall include a summary of the activities of the Committee, i.e. properties acquired, properties disposed of, a description of the incentives employed in each transaction with the dollar value thereof, and the Committee’s progress in accomplishing the rollback of nonconforming uses to conforming uses.
BRAC History and Timeline
International Development Council’s Gold Award for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse Program
International Economic Development Council’s 2014 Gold Excellence Award
Chesapeake adopts MOU and begins formulating acquisition plan. State grant administration transferred to Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
The City wins 4th place in the International Right of Way Association’s “Project of the Year” competition.
City Council adopts the ITA Master Plan. Rural AICUZ Area (RAA) established and RAA Acquisition Plan created
The APZ-1 Acquisition Plan is again amended to include transitional and transportation areas as shown in the APZ-1 Master Plan. Naval Air Station Oceana selected as the Active Base Community of the Year in 2010 by the Association of Defense Communities, in recognition of its community partnership with the City, which has enhances military value and overall economic development of the community.
The City wins Virginia Municipal League’s President’s Award for entrepreneurial Government.
City Council adopts the APZ-1/CZ Master Plan.
The APZ-1 Acquisition Plan is amended to include developed duplexes to increase roll back.
The City of Virginia Beach presents the plan to the BRAC Commission to stop and roll back development around NAS Oceana. A plan that meets and exceeds the BRAC intent quicker, more effectively and at a lower cost.
Virginia Beach adopts ordinances to: Allow certain uses as principle uses in APZ-1 Amend the Airport Noise Attenuation and Safety Ordinance regarding avigation easements on property within Air Installment Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Establish the APZ-1 Property Exemption District Establish the APZ-1 Technology/Business Opportunity Zone Amend plan to include principles guiding the voluntary conversion of nonconforming uses to conforming uses in APZ-1
Virginia Beach City Council adopted a zoning ordinance amendment to include clear zones as part of the APZ-1 Use and Acquisition Plan.
Virginia Beach City Council adopts plan for compliance with BRAC Commission decision and begins meeting the terms of the BRAC order.
The BRAC commission votes to maintain NAS Oceana if Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and the Commonwealth of Virginia commit to appropriate money to stop encroachment within APZ-1 by March 2006.
Federal, State, and City of Virginia Beach leaders appear before the BRAC commission to defend NAS Oceana.
The BRAC commission votes to add NAS Oceana to the list of base closures.