Naval Air Station Oceana, the East Coast Master Jet Base, is one of the most important contributors to the economic stability of the City and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
NAS Oceana generates 16,000 jobs with a total payroll of more than $1.18 billion and produces more than $400 million in goods and services each year. In 2005 NAS Oceana, for the first time ever, was included in the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's list of recommended base closures. To preserve the base and its enormous contributions to the community, the City of Virginia Beach developed an unprecedented plan, the YesOceana program, to roll back encroachment in the areas surrounding NAS Oceana known as Accident Potential Zone 1 (APZ-1) and the Clear Zones.
Financial incentives and zoning ordinances may be available to encourage conforming businesses such as light manufacturing, trade, warehousing and storage operations to locate to these areas. Existing businesses also may be eligible for incentives if they are considered nonconforming and relocate from the area, upgrade, or expand their facilities. For more information, visit:
Download APZ-1/CZ Master Plan( Adopted 2008)
Download APZ-1/CZ Use and Acquisition Plan - Amended 2010
Compatible Uses Within APZ-1, NAICS Code
APZ-1/CZ Aerial Photo